Sunday, December 2

Farm Photo 12/2/07: A Little Donkey Secret

How Donkeys Hug

What's better than a girlfriend for Donkey Doodle Dandy? Why two girlfriends of course!

So, um, there's something I've been meaning to tell you. Three somethings actually. Of course they come with a really amusing story, but since it's been, oh, eight months and I still haven't gotten around to writing it down, I figured I'd better just go ahead and let the donkeys out of the bag. Which means I can start sharing some of these wonderful photos that have been piling up.

The Whole Herd Back On October 24th

Hopefully someday I'll have a chance to tell you all about how they came to live here. In the meantime, please say hello to Dolores, Daphne, and Dolores' son who was born on July 2nd and is nicknamed Dinky. (No, Dan isn't a daddy--yet.)

I know, I know, I can't believe I didn't tell you about our new donkeys ages ago. I can tell you that they're all doing great. The girls are an absolute kick, and Dinky, who will be going to live with a friend next month, has been very busy looking cute and learning everything he'll need to know in order to be a grown up, sheep-guarding donkey.

As for Dan? He's looking small but walking tall.

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  1. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to hear all about the new donkeys! Please don't keep us in suspense!
    BTW, I love how they're all lined up in the last picture.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful news! I too look forward to hearing the story behind this. That is such a great picture of them. Hehe, all D names, so cute! Dan certainly seems to be enjoying the company.


  3. You big naughty Donkey Hider! I am not able to understand how you kept this intense cuteness to yourself for so long.

    What are you Super Woman??

    That is impossible. They are The Best. I'm also glad that Dan gets a chance with the ladies ;)


    Sorry about the "shouting," FG--I'm just SO excited about your donkey herd! Can't wait to hear the story of how you ended up with more than just your DDD (the story about how he came to live with you is hilarious). You must have MANY more sheep now if DDD couldn't keep watch over them all. AWESOME!!!!

  5. So sweet! Dan will keep them in line, I'm sure. Or maybe they'll just charm the heck out of him and keep HIM in line!

  6. You should know that Dan is the cause of my donkey obsession. As soon as I have the land, I am getting a donkey.

    I even tried to convince my best friend (who has an empty little barn and pasture) to get a donkey. It's really just a pity that she didn't.

  7. My goodness, you really did hold out on us. I think it's wonderful that Dan has some new friends to watch over the herd with. Nothing makes life better than some new friends!

  8. O.K...I sooo thought, after you said you needed to tell us "now that 8 months have passed", that you were going to have a little addition to the farm of the human kind.

    The donkeys are very cute!


  9. I love donkeys and I can't wait to hear your story. Thanks for sharing these cute pictures. Susanne

  10. Susan, you crack me up. Like Anne in SC, I was totally anticipating another kind of announcement. Love the first picture of the donkey nuzzle.

  11. Finally! Please post some more pics FG; show us which one's which? 8 month's is too long to keep me waiting! Any pics of a baby Dinky?


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