A few years ago we had a Mystery Tour come to see the donkeys. They came out in a big black beautiful bus that was big enough to hold 53 tourists, a tour guide and the bus driver.........!! They had a great time, said it was the highlight of their trip. They were headed to a winery from here, so that might have changed their minds.......!!! LOL
Today we had a total of 58 visitors from one of the local RV parks. They drove their own cars in a tag along tour, so there were a lot of vehicles. We divided them up in 3 groups, Suzanne, Linda and I took off in different directions with our group and John followed along with extra timothy pellets in case they ran out. Of course Cisco, Penny and Cheyenne can't eat pellets they have to have animal crackers or they might choke, so John was carrying them too.
|This was some of the crowd, we were waiting for the rest of the people to get parked|
|Buddy Brat and BlackJack behind him, working the crowd|
|Sugar, Lobo and Legend were in the Burro Barracks along with Jacque and Bunny|
|Everyone seemed to have a good time, asked lots of good questions and of course the donkeys worked really hard to get the people to give them pellets or crackers or whatever was being offered.|
|Tour over.......... everyone gathered for last minute questions and away they went.|
Cochise has been going out for short runs and is doing really good. In fact this week-end he will go out for a hike for the first time:
THIS SATURDAY AT 10 AM
Once the word went out, all of the donkeys that usually go to these happenings were spoken for, and people were disappointed if they didn't get a donkey. So Cochise the new guy on the block and Boaz are going to be put to work. It's only a 5 mile hike, split into 2 segments, Boaz has never gone out before either, but I think they both will do just fine.
Cochise spent a lot of time in this training session trying to get off the trail. I guess he hadn't planned to run that day and was ready to go home. He's got a real nice little trot and won't break into a lope like some of the donkeys do. He just keeps trotting faster and faster. He should be a good little racing burro, once he gets some experience. That is, if he quits trying to NOT follow his running buddy...........!!