Karin and John in California have given Mamacita and Sasha a wonderful home. It looks like Mamacita is going to have to earn her keep, rather than just walking around looking cute. She sure has those little legs moving.......... Thank you Karin and John for giving the girls such a great home and showing Mamacita how much fun racing can be. Looking forward to seeing her first race, she looks like she is going to be a fun team member.
Tomorrow should be an exciting day, Willie is suppose to get here tomorrow from Colorado. We are always excited to have a new donkey come in. It's interesting to watch them figure out the herd dynamics and eventually they usually find a friend to hang with.
When Melvin and Big Jackson came in they were totally bonded from being together for a long time. Once they were out on the acreage, for a few days they split and did their own thing. They never really hung around with anyone else, but separated from each other. After a few days they went back together and are still best "buds" I guess.
I do have an update on Beefy. As some of you know he had been used for breeding, was 15 years old when he was gelded in December before he came to the rescue in January. It's been an interesting 6 months. He has been pretty much of a jerk most of the time. Yelling and screaming, running after the girls, just in general acting like an idiot with a mission.
Sometimes he would be very calm and easy to work with, other times....not so much. The last few days, he has behaved like the gentle boy we always hoped he would be. He's hanging with Bonnie, most of the time and he's behaving himself, just seems to enjoy her company. Because she has been chronically foundered, she spends a lot of time laying down in the wash in the soft gravel. He spends most of the day standing by her and seems very content. I certainly hope this behavior continues, he's such a sweet boy and as a mammoth he big enough to make your life miserable if he wants to. Hopefully he is now a bonafide gelding and will continue to act like one.