So on Easter Sunday, the Cuckoos went to Morning Bray Farm to pick up some duck eggs and to deliver a very special blanket.
Morning Bray Farms ducks are laying copious numbers of eggs. I have only had duck eggs once while I was visiting with my Aunt in Tennessee many, many years ago. And when asked if I'd like some, I was very excited to take Justina up on her kind offer. As Justina gave us the eggs, Ry put his ear up to the eggs and said, "I don't hear any peeping". Of course the grands aren't gonna have a thing to do with them. Especially when they kinda got the idea that the eggs would contain J & D's grand ducks. But they won't have to know they are in the egg bread that they have had this week or the pineapple upside down cake they ate last night. I won't tell.
Anyway, the blanket is one that I bought online several years ago. It is a Columbian donkey blanket used by donkeys to carry flowers and other "tourist trade" items or in processions. I bought it long before I even knew any donkeys. I got it for my Saint Bernard Murphy. I was training him to pull a cart and the blanket was perfect because I put bottles of water in the side pockets and kept adding weight so that he would build up strength to pull. I would walk him all over the neighborhood and we always had folks stop us and say how pretty he looked. He loved that. Even though we trained for a long time, he was never able to manage pulling the cart. He always thought something was chasing him.
|Bernard just wanted to eat the blanket.....|
|Ellsworth is an old hand with stuff on his back, what a handsome boy he is|
|Patrick loved being the "Burrito" with the blanket, what a sweet boy he is. You never suspect his awful life before he came to MBF|
|Excuse me Mom, I was gonna play ball with Ry. No blanket please.|
|Buck is such a pretty color|
|Nigel was interested in looking at the others with the blanket on, but very alert just in case........|
Smooches and Squoozes, Oma Linda