Monday, October 04, 2010
Celebrating "WORLD ANIMAL DAY" at the Donkey Farm!
As I was standing at the fence talking with Terri, our Learning Centre volunteer, I got summoned by Ruth up to the boutique, as she was working it today, she had a whole group of University students lined up and thought I could take them on the tour....yup....me ....arrrghhhh! But actually I didn't even think about it too long and just went to work, and it was fine, they were looking for a donkey to sponsor as a class and so I had to introduce them to a few donkeys and tell them their stories etc. We started out with the Garden Paddock donkeys and worked our way to the fence along the main field and down to the barn. Thank god I knew about the donkeys that were close by and had no problem relating their stories and answer questions about them. In the end there was a toss up between Paco and Cargo and they decided to go with Cargo and we brought him out so he can get into the group picture. When it was time to take Cargo back to the dark side, the little bugger decided to take me for a little spin, damn he is one strong donkey and I had a hard time holding on to him, and I didn't know I can run like that and not let go. lol. But I got him back to were he belonged and boy I sure wasn't cold anymore.
I had some conversations with some very nice people and was happy to help them find "their donkey". I spent some time with my Buffy, who is on stall rest, due to an abscess, poor little thing, she sure looked like she was in a lot of pain, but some hugs and cuddles seem to make her forget about it for a little bit. It was really sad to see her lay down like this.
The donkeys have been way more active in the cooler weather than they all have been in the summer heat. For course Donny is still keeping them all hoping and it was the first time I saw Cocoa have it out with him, well more like showed him who is boss, as Donny was infringing on his hay. Cocoa makes me smile every time I walk pass him, if you don't pay attention to him as you walk by, he lets out those cute little moans, that just make you take notice and well then you look at his sweet face and you know you can't just walk by, and I never do without giving him a nose and ear rub or a hug. He is just adorable and well definitely becoming a fan favourite.
Juno got a new best friend, and apparently her own little protector. Donkeschoen has been seen standing between her and the boys while she is in heat and has to try to get away from all the wanna be stud muffins. Male...when will they give it up?
Well nothing like spending a cold day among furry friends that snuggle up against you to keep your heart warm. So hope that my Buffy is feeling better soon and be back on her feet.