Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Boys

A quick update on the new kids at our place - Mr. Chocolate and Mr. Big:

When they first arrived they were wet, muddy, and gross. A few sunny days have dried them into lovable fuzzballs and they are much more huggable now ;)

They've been wormed, vaccinated, and got their feet trimmed (which they navigated splendidly) but we still had one major hurdle -

although Mr. Big was a donkey gelding - Mr. Chocolate was still a jack.
Mr. Chocolate one half hour after his operation, looking no worse for the wear.

Short course in Donkey Terminology - a female donkey is called a jenny, and a male donkey is called a jack. (Funny, huh?)

Well, after a visit from the veterinarian yesterday, Mr. Chocolate is now also a donkey gelding. (Which means, folks, that he is now neutered and won't be distracted by hormones or thinking about the birds and the bees.)

As Spring approaches, I'm looking forward to fun adventures with my two new boys. In fact, I've written more about them recently over on Equestrian Ink, in a post called Top Ten Reasons for Owning a Donkey, if you'd like to pop over and take a peek.

So for now, Mr. Chocolate and Mr. Big give you all a big Hee Haw! which in donkey language usually means:

So glad to see you!

There are wild coyotes out back, Mom, do something!

I'm hungry, I need more hay!

Do you know what time it is? Time to rise and shine, day is breaking, get up, get up, Get Up!!


Amy Lukavics said...


Gone2theDawgs said...

Sounds like it was a piece of cake for the old boy :) I had always heard dreadful things about gelding donkeys, so glad it went smoothly.

Linda Benson said...

It did go smoothly for Mr. Chocolate. It helps to have a vet knowledgeable about donkeys/mules - who knows how to go slow and make friends first, and who knows about ligation. Luckily, I have a great vet!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I miss having a donkey around. They're so fun and unique. So I'm looking forward to reading more about your boys! : )