Thursday, November 15, 2018


After all our worries about him being a bully and hurting someone, guess who is getting beat up.  He has hair missing in 2 or 3 spots and a big bulge on the front of his chest, where someone has really kicked him good.  As far as I know he hasn't been aggressive with any of the geldings, although he and Penny his next door neighbor in the pens seem to have a thing going..........!!!  Usually after a couple of days of a new gelding coming on the property, the girls give up trying to entice him  NOT PENNY.........she's determined.........LOL  And he's more than willing to play the game, although I don't think they are an item when they are out of the pens, just when they are penned side by side.  

There might be one less donkeys for the race Saturday, Pepsi is limping around today.  He reacted when John squeezed his leg above his knee, which is a weird place to react, usually it's the hoof or fetlock.  Hopefully it will be OK by Saturday morning and he'll get to go, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't want to miss out on all the fun, especially since Justin and the 2 mini girls are going.  I think the last I heard there are 33 people signed up to run with the donkeys, so most of them will probably run 2 or 3 times.  It was suppose to be 5K, which is a little longer than 3 miles, but Lynn and Linda checked out the trail and it's about 2 miles to a bridge.  Bridges can be a deal buster, if the donkeys haven't trained for them.   About half of them know bridges, the others would probably balk big in the interest of camaraderie and feeling good about the outing, it probably will be better to turn around at the bridge and have a shorter race.

This afternoon Lynn and Linda took some of the donkeys that haven't been out for short runs.  Lynn has been itching to play with Rambo, so out he went, and he seemed to think running is fun.  BUT he is NOT going Saturday, he's still too much of an unknown entity, and besides Tyler is coming Saturday morning to reset Gus' shoes and trim Big Gus and Rambo.  They've been getting bleach put on their feet every day, for days, but Tyler will use a knife and dig around and will probably find areas of thrush that have been hiding.

This is what Boaz looked like yesterday morning.  Linda got him all cleaned up and it was one little cactus spine, must have went into a vein, poor guy.

Yesterday Lynn and Linda helped our neighbor mend some fence way out in the boonies.  It's in pretty rough country and vehicles can't get there.  So Leo and Loki "volunteered" their services.   That was the 1st time either of them had done real packing and I guess they did really good. 

You can see from the pictures their loads were a little weird.

Loki was carrying T-posts

Inside that piece of carpet is a chain saw

Leo with Linda strutting his stuff

I'm sure all that metal stuff was noisy, but Loki didn't seem to mind

Loki helping Jorja eat her peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Leo and Loki were turned loose and they stayed close

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