I have re-instated my ulcers over this buddy thing for Star!
I could not make up my mind
on the Donkeys at the rescue in Cove.
Oh I fell in love on sight!
I sure did...
But there was something nagging at me.
I think it is because
this guy showed up!
I found him on Craigslist.
And he was local.
So I stopped in to see him!
Isn't he just adorable?
Look at that face!
So because of the facility he came from,
Which resembles a dog pound only it is equines.
I am keeping him in quarantine for 6 weeks.
He looks very healthy, but it is for the safety of Libby and Star!
He comes with no history.
Oh the gentleman checked his teeth and said he was 12 years old,
But I am not so sure.
If he is only 12, then he has been worked hard and put away wet!
This is when I went to look at him.
He ties really well.
Follows you around like a dog.
Let me look in his mouth.
Lets you pick up his front feet and clean them.
He even let 'me' check for the family jewels,
but did NOT want the 'man' to do it. :))
(He has none)
His ears touched.
Can't pick up his hind feet.
So far those are the only two things I have found he does not like.
Isn't he adorable?
He has cow poop and mud glued to his belly and legs, and it is to cold to give him a bath!
I am concerned about his feet though.
Both front feet look like this one.
(See the bulb looking hoof?)
Anyone know why?
One hind foot looks good, the other one a bit long, which gives me suspicion that the last time he got trimmed, he must of kicked the farrier to tim-buck-too, and that foot never got trimmed.
So...I have been spending a lot of time with him.
I just go out and sit.
Give him treats.
Brush him a lot.
I wormed him today.
I think he is in his 20's.
The information I was told:
He came from Central Oregon.
He was purchased as a buddy for a pony.
And pretty much has been through two horse traders that I know of for sure.
The 'horse trader' went to buy the pony
and came back with more than he bargained for:
This donkey, 1 goat, 2 of the cutest little pigmy goats, and a young cow!
He was also told this donkey use to pack.
So Now I am on the hunt!
Central Oregon could be anywhere!
I want to find out some history on him.
What he use to do for a job.
And most importantly,
Because he hasn't told me what it is yet.
So if anyone recognizes him,
PLEASE LET ME KNOW!