Also known as Dan's fans
It's the end of an era! The vet will be here soon to 'de-jack' our beloved Donkey Doodle Dandy, as well as young Gus and Gnat. It seems that somebody around here thinks a herd of seven longears is plenty, and that this whole baby donkey business needs to stop.
I'll certainly miss having adorable baby donkeys around each year (although there's a slight chance, ahem, Evie might be pregnant), but it'll be great to be able to let Dan go back to running with his people rather than with the sheep.
The farrier is coming this afternoon, too. He'll help hold Dan completely still while the vet puts the shot of sedative in his neck, and he'll also give Dan a much needed pedicure—probably while he's still sedated.
I'm a little worried (okay, a lot worried) about all this, especially since dear Dan is 10 years old (you can read about how Dan joined the farm family in The Tail of A Donkey and His Ratty Blue Halter). Cross your hooves that all goes well.
In the meantime, I can't believe I blew it. I should have saved this photo for today's announcement!
© FarmgirlFare.com, where I've found that it's always a good idea to hand out
bribes treats to the hired help, so I have two bags of giant oatmeal raisin cookies and a couple of big hunks of old-fashioned banana cake with cream cheese frosting ready to go.