And a Not So Quiet Moment
For all of you who have been so kindly asking about Donkey Doodle Dandy, he's doing, well, just dandy. I admit he's been a little neglected blogwise lately, but as you can clearly see it's impossible to ignore him in real life.
I've mentioned before that when Dan is braying, which he was doing in my face when I snapped this un-zoomed photo, he always sounds the same—very very loud. I don't find his hee-hawing (yes, it really does sound like that) bothersome or unpleasant in the least even if it is right next to my ear, but it's difficult to know if Dan is trying to tell you he's excited or hungry or upset about something or simply so happy to be a donkey that he just can't keep it to himself.
His coat is so slicked out for summer that he looks positively shiny. He also managed to bulk up his chest and front legs in such a way that if I didn't know better, I'd swear he'd been working out at the gym, though the in-your-face angle of this photo clearly doesn't show him at his best.
At the still very young age of five (donkeys can live 30 years or longer), Dan has clearly moved from adorable to dashingly handsome. Maybe that's what he's been trying to tell me with all that braying.
I have more news about Dan I've been wanting to share for a while now, and there's a Cary update in the works, too. I know some of you are also waiting for more photos of Whitey and her baby chicks, who are almost as big as she is. Summer with all of its glorious bounty has inspired me to emphasize the food part of this food and farm blog lately, but the animal tales have been piling up faster than the dirty dishes from all the cooking and baking I've been doing. Heck, there are still stories leftover from spring lambing season I want to share. I just realized you haven't even met Dee Dee and Buddy Rabbit, and they're practically grown up.
I always have the best intentions, but around here you never know what's going to happen next, so I constantly find myself wondering how I can be behind with absolutely everything.
Soon. Hopefully I'll get to it all soon. In the meantime, there's a handsome young donkey I'd better go pay some attention to.
Just getting to know Dan? Start here.
Want to see more of Dan?
7/04/05: He's A Donkey Doodle Dan-Dy!
8/11/05: Dinky Donkey Doodle Dandy
9/06/05: Anyone for spam?
9/21/05: Dan Loves To Hang Out In Corners
10/4/05: Do You Think Dan Misses Me?
10/14/05: Dan & His New Charges
10/15/05: The Tail Of Uncle Dan
10/15/05: Dan's Opinion Of His New Charges
11/19/05: Weekend Donkey Blogging #1
12/11/05: Weekend Dog & Donkey Blogging
12/19/05: Fluffing Up For Winter
1/31/06: Being Adorable Is Thirsty Work
2/11/06: That's Not Fat, That's Fluff
2/18/06: He Could Have Slept In His Hut
3/13/06: I Need More Than Spun Gold For Breakfast
3/14/06: A Whole New Way To Start The Day
3/24/06: Uncle Dan Is Back On The Job!
4/20/06: Sometimes There Simply Aren't Words
5/12/06: Who's Sog-gy Now?
6/26/06: Who needs TV With Cary & DDD?
7/12/06: Donkey Daycare?!
7/27/06: An Organic Carrot For Breakfast
8/5/06: Dan's A Dirt Roller
8/10/06: There's Nothing Subtle About Our Dan
9/6/06: Putting Up With The Cary Treat Thief
9/13/06: Did I Mention Dan Adores Cary?
9/21/06: Clip Clop Swish! Clip Clop Swish!
10/27/06: Starting To Fluff Up For Winter
11/8/06: Dan Is Quite The Dainty Eater
12/20/06: Goodbye Autumn
12/28/06: Warning Guard Donkey On Duty
1/2/07: Donkey Brings Morning Traffic To A Standstill
5/6/07: Dan Meets Baby Cary
5/31/07: The Ratty Blue Halter Finally Fell Off
Wow. That's a lot of donkey photos. Do you have a favorite?
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