June 3, 2014

24 Hours of Jethro

Well, it is official!  We picked up Jethro yesterday evening and he has been here for 24 hours.  He has actually already learned quite a bit!  Here is the play by play of how it all went down.  The pictures are all from yesterday.
Baby miniature donkey


Yesterday:
He walked right up the ramp and hauled just fine!  When we were home and I went to unload him, he was actually fast asleep!  He walked down the ramp after several minutes of staring, waltzed into his pasture, and happily munched on grass after I took his halter off.  No drama at all!  However, he wouldn't let me come within 10 feet of him.  In fact, I was going to halter him to bring him in for the night, but in his efforts to get away he actually ran right into his shelter!  Sweet!

Baby miniature donkey


Today:
At first, he still wanted nothing to do with me.   I set out a lawn chair and he gradually warmed up to me after about 20 minutes.  By the end of the day, he was standing great for grooming, flyspray, and haltering.   In the beginning he would run away from me, but later he came when called and followed me around like a puppy. I felt pretty good about it because at the start of the day he would bolt whenever I came within 10 feet.

Baby miniature donkey

He was terrified of Ypke!  I thought it would be the other way around!  Whenever she would even so much as look at him, he would canter away.  Finally, they sniffed noses and grazed by each other on opposite sides of the fence.


4 comments:

  1. So cute! Donkeys are so silly and fun! I wish we still had the one at our barn.

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    1. Thanks! Donkeys really do have great personalities!

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  2. Awww, congrats! He's still adorable!

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