We have had a great today with our donkeys. First of all we got them some sand for their sand pit and this was the result …..
After all that excitement they just had to chill out in the afternoon sunshine
This is a good sign lying down together, as it means they are confident in their surrondings and one of them doesn’t need to be standing guard in case a Wild Dog or Hyena should pop out of the hedge…………..You would not believe how popular they can be in this part of Somerset LOL (bray out loud).
Just after dinner we decided to go and have another cuddle with them and take them a few treats. They both had a couple of carrot pieces so we thought we would just grab their headcollars. We put them on George and Little Lad and gently walked with them around the paddock. Was this a case of great behaviour or could they smell those Carrots and Apples in our pockets ???? Whichever it was we were delighted that our new friends are beginning to trust us and feel extremely priviligded to share these amazing moments with our donkeys who start in life was certainly not the best ……….
Sophie came to see us today to check how the boys were settling in …… Little Lad being a Skewbald had been rolling yesterday and didn’t look the pristine white he did when they delivered him last week. For the first few weeks we aren’t grooming them just letting them come to us. Sophie thought the fact he had been rolling and lying down was a good sign that he feels comfortable ……. For about 10mins this morning the 2 of them were playing but to be honest it looked more like they wanted to kill each other, biting, kicking and going for each other’s ankles trying to do a real slam dunk !!! And then it was just chasing each other up and down which was quite sweet, cantering and dodging away from each other.
So our little Donkeys have been in and out their stable today as they really don’t like the wind and the rain. George is becoming more confident day by day and ever so curious