Well it's been even too hot for my liking for the last few weeks, but yesterday took the cake, I thought a few times I was going to pass out from the heat at the DSC boutique, with no breeze or even a flow of air in that little building, I was soaking wet by ten o'clock and was just miserable. It was busy as hell and I had a great day sales wise in the boutique, but really because of the heat I couldn't wait for the day to be over. I don't think I ever drank so much water in my life and yet it didn't feel like I drank enough. Once in a while I could get a chance to step out of the boutique and catch the breeze out in the open walkway. All of a sudden it hit me and I looked around carefully to see that no people were around me, and well a few choice words were coming out of my mouth, as I was stung by a wasp right on the side of my ear....whoa that did hurt like hell. I think I have only been stung once before in my life by a bee, when I was maybe 11 years old, so I couldn't remember that pain, but it really did hurt yesterday, I spend some time with an icepack held to my ear, to keep the swelling down, and really on an ear there is not much flesh to swell, but it was red and puffed up like double the size and stayed like that for the rest of the day. Ouch!
I really didn't get much donkey time in yesterday at all, and I can't even remember when I really groomed a donkey from head to hoof. But I guess once October will roll around I will be back to doing more one on one with the animals instead of people. I have to remember to take a few pictures on Sunday though, as I have found my perfect models for some Easter cards...just too cute. Hope they will cooperate with me and model their new fly masks...omg it was so cute....we have these really neat flymasks to cover the donkey's eyes and ears, well the ear parts are a little bit too long for the miniature donkeys, so the ears don't fill them out completely and the top part of the ear covers flop over like bunny ears....omg they were so cute...I gotta get that on picture...they just looked so adorable and funny. :)
This months we will be getting three more donkeys at the DSC, one of them is called Eeyore. Can't wait for their arrivals. It's the first time I 'll be there for new ones right from the start, so that's exciting.
The vet was there yesterday too to take some x-rays of Buddy's leg, hopefully it is nothing too serious, and he will be back to scaring people in no time. Buddy has been known to chew big time on fence boards, to create a nice fitting neck rest for when he hangs his head over the fence, well at times he puts so much pressure on his windpipe when he lays his head in it, that all you can hear is his heavy, laboured breathing. People stood outside at the fence running to the inside of the barn to check on him, because he sounds just horrible, but as soon as he lifts his head, his breathing is fine, lol silly boy, I guess that's his way of getting attention all the time. lol. He also likes to pull on your clothes when you just stand with him, but not really bother with him. He is an all hands on me kind of donkey. So cute.