Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Look who has come to live with me and be my donkey:
This is Chester. He's an eight year old, standard, gelding donkey and an absolutely beautiful boy:
We went on Sunday to pick him up. We borrowed a very large, very beat-up stock trailer from our local dairy farmer:
...and drove about two hours north of us to get him. At the rest stop, we got to park with the big boys:
It was pretty much love at first sight when I met Chester.
He wasted no time impressing me by showing me how good he is at taking his paste wormer:
Trailering him was a bit of a challenge, but things like this are scary for a donkey who hasn't done it in a while:
With patience, hay, a bit of grain and a lot of muscle, Chester finally decided he was ready to get in:
And then we were ready to go:
We stopped a few times along the way home to check on him:
He settled right in like a pro, even eating some hay along the way:
Then we arrived home. Jim's getting to be very good at backing up trailers:
Chester was more than ready to get out of the trailer:
... and he walked into the barn without any hesitation:
There was a bit of staring as we walked by:
Yesterday was very mellow and we spent it just getting to know each other. He is settling in very nicely and is such a good boy:
I would like to send a gigantic THANK YOU to my blogging friend, Tammy, at Wrensong Farm, who forwarded me the information on Chester. I've been looking for so long.
And an especially enormous thank you, along with a big hug, is being sent to Linda, who let Chester come home with me. ♥ ♥ ♥
I've got a donkey!