Idk how many people keep up with this or if it belongs in another section at the point, but anyways time for another update!
What is cuter then a donkey? NAKED DONKEYS!!
They didn't shed out very well this summer and I couldn't stand to watch them sit in the sun with all that hair on any more. Thank God my friend held them for me! I'm impressed at how well behaved they were. I was ready to go in for a wrestling, cornering, twitching match... not that I wanted that to happen but apparently that was the case the last time they were clipped.
So onto somethings amazing! We have been doing camp this week for kids with disabilities (for anyone who doesn't know I work at a therapeutic riding barn). Of course I get the roughest kid. He is 11, autistic, in diapers, non-verbal and probably functions on the level of a 2 year old. Well I was hard pressed to find activities for them because he isn't into art or scavenger hunts like the others. So I bring the donkeys in and hook them up. Wouldn't you know it he sat in the cart for OVER AN HOUR while I drove one after the other!! The second day my plan is the same. We were working on our riding goals while we were in the cart. One of his main goals is signing "more walk" with no assistance. He has the more part down and will do walk if I touch (not move) his forearms. Well anyway this is what I got on the second day!!
***Turn your volume on***
Yes, after the teeth grinding and grunting he says "More Walk!"
Holy cow, I almost fell out of the cart when I heard him say it the first time. So I guess I can say my donkeys got a kid who is 100% non verbal to talk! Ugh, just when I thought I couldn't love them anymore! Thanks for reading!
(this was a few days ago with the fuzzies on!)