Two months ago, someone called us and said they had a jack that needed a home. Not sure how they got our number!
The donkey they were offering had belonged to a 95 year old woman in the middle of a city. He was 14 years old, and was extremely overweight, mainly because he was on a lot at a busy intersection and people fed him junk constantly, like gumdrops and canned peaches!
His name is Ruth, after a donkey on Gunsmoke. We went to get him yesterday. The executor of the estate told us to bring lots of friends because the last time someone tried to trailer him, they needed 12 people to get him in.
When we arrived, I saw this handsome (if rotund) guy, wandering around on a lot full of junk. Oh, and by the way, he is intact. Hmmm.
He was not interested in me, since I had a rope and halter in my hand. We brought our jenny, Dusty, to help him along.
This is Dusty below. Dusty the tree eater.jpg
We easily roped him and led him into the trailer, start to finish in 30 minutes.
We were so excited, we forgot to take pictures yesterday. Here he is, this morning, on his good side. The other side is where his neck falls over. I checked on him as soon as it was light, hence the pink pajama pants LOL. Roo & me .jpg
He has such a cute face! He doesn't bray at all, just does the "windup." Roo 1st day.jpg
Welcome to Foxtail Ranch, Roo! Time for a weight-loss program!
Any advice is welcome from my HF friends.