I know that those of you who are followers know how much we love donkeys, how we mourned the loss of one of Da Boyz, sweet, sweet Fergus and now how we celebrate the joy of a new member of the Morning Bray Farm magickal herd. You can read how Gracie Belle came home here and how she has established her in charge female thing here. Ms. Gracie Belle is so pretty and of course we gave her space because she is in the get acquainted mode....well most of us did...Ry just raced past her and it was almost like a cartoon...you know the double take and then the escape....only she took Nigel and Patrick with her to the time out corral. I think Ellsworth and Bernard are almost immune to Ry's "charms" and outbursts. They are pretty steady around him. Better than me even.
I'm just telling you how instead of taking the new parents cigars and flowers, we celebrated with paper bag donkeys decorations (here) with It's a girl heart and Crispy Cream Donuts. Cuz we know how to party. tee hee
|Never got a good photo of Ms. Gracie Belle but you can check out some at the links I gave to her story.|
Don took Ry and GK for a ride on the tractor and then on Ellsworth. GK puddle jumped in posh hand me up muck boots and enjoyed Meggie the white goat who prior to GK's attentions was always a little standoffish. She loves her some GK. At times it was hard to distinquish between GK's imitation of Meggie from the real deal.
Ry and I got to check out the toads (he doesn't much care for them, I love them), the Muscovay ducks (who took a liking to my shirt and kept nibbling me) and Ry did his "let me gather all the fallen sticks for ya Don". Don and I have it all figured out.....when Ry gets older he'll think all this is fun and Don will have a yard boy.....tee hee.
All this while the girls fawned over the Donkeys. This is the cutest picture....looks like GK is the one with the fluffy donkey ears....I guess Bernard decided to share a pair.
But the most exciting part was on our way to MBF when we chased a coyote down the road by the irrigation ditch. It had just attacked the neighbors turkeys and Justina had gotten to them just in time. We didn't know that at the time, I was just trying to let the grands see a real live coyote......but I'm glad we put him on the run anyway.
And all the way home we sang (to the tune of It's Howdy Doody Time) "It's a happy donkey day".
Thanks to Don and Justina for another memory making and friendship sharing day and to the beautiful and patient animals of MBF. Blowing big kisses, Casa de Cuckoo.