We got to see a sheep in the clinic yesterday too. That was cool. I like sheep a lot. This one was an Icelandic, with horns and a double fleece. I've never been up close and personal with one before. She was really nice, very curious for a sheep, and put up with us pretty well.
Liam and I went out to check fence when I got home. I was trying to enjoy a short burst of sunshine, but it was gone by the time I got out there.
Of course we had helpers. This photo really has nothing lovely about it, but I love the set of Scout's mouth. I think I had just told him not to try to pick my pockets.
The neighbor cows and miss Bella's BLM brand. The sky was pretty amazing in person, but it didn't show up here.
Scout has a beautiful mane. I wish I was an artist.
Scout finally managed to pick my pocket.
Pedro says "Hello, I love you."
Bob says, "What's up?"
Huck, waiting for a little furry snack to appear on the mouse trails.
Liam, and my sweet old Bob. You can't really tell, but he loves hugs.
Pedro can't stand it when I'm loving on Bob. He has to stick his nose in. But it sure is a cute nose!
Check out the length of that winter coat! I wonder when they'll shed it. Donkeys don't shed like horses do.
Please ignore Pedro's nasty dirtiness and check out the size of that seroma. Note that it sticks out far enough to cover one and a half of my fingers. Ugh. Pressure bandages and warm compresses didn't help at all. I'm going to have to poke it. But then I realized I don't know when they last had a tetanus shot. So I vaccinated them yesterday. Their skin didn't seem any tougher than a horse's. They didn't even flinch. Which makes me feel even better about trying to jab Pedro with a scalpel and possibly put a drain in (without sedation). I'll probably do it next weekend.
Another pic of dirty Pedro and his icky seroma.
Bob is much cleaner. And Liam is following my example, taking pictures. As you can see, the donkeys don't mind the dogs.
And the last piece of my photo journal for the day - donkey vitamins. I love Equerry's products. Right now I'm feeding their Economy Supplement, but eventually I'll go back to the more expensive stuff (it's really not that expensive). These vitamins are the only ones Scout will eat, and it turns out they're so palatable the donkeys will eat them without anything else mixed in. And these are VERY picky donkeys.
Lastly, I wanted to share this DVD set my sister is selling on eBay. Parelli Liberty and Horse Behavior. It really has a huge amount of very valualble information in it. Even if you don't like the Parellis, it's worth watching. It has 10 DVDs and starts at only $175, which is a steal for this set. The proceeds actually come to me because she's buying one of my saddles. I think I'm going to use the money on equine dental work. :)