Six weeks has rolled by in the blink of an eye and so it was time for another visit from the foot man. We were haltered and ready in our stalls when he came and it was decided that TJ should be first as that would give him less time to get himself worked into a dither. He has been thinking about how he would deal with the foot man for the last six weeks and he insists he be allowed to give a blow-by-blow account of the proceedings. It was all so bizarre that I wouldn't attempt to describe it myself.
"ok so anyways i been thinkin hard fer tha las while and i was reddy for the foot guy. hullo tj buddy he sez and just clims inna my room all cashual. i show him my butt and when he tries to ketch me i spin and reer and try ta clim over inta mollys room an molly whomp me on the hed with her big fat nose. this gose on fer awhile and finaly he get aholt a my halter. when he try ta pick up my front foot i slide it under me so it stik out the other side and he cant get it. he get it annyways and then the othr wun and then he sa now tj we wil do the bak ones. so he start ta pic one up and i jus sit down and sta there. he sit down beside me and then he start ta laff an the woman laff and still i jus sit ther. i could sit there all day but finaly he say tj time to get up so i do and he finish mi bak feet but i think he get mi point witch is i don wanna get mi feet done. nex time i will think of a even beter thing to do and maibe he wil go away forevr."
What a ridiculous turn events. I was my usual sterling self and the woman made the foot man admit in front of me that I am a very clever donkey and in fact his favourite client. I felt it was important to demonstrate that we are not all barbarians in our barn. TJ is very taken with himself these days because the male human has been telling him he has an impressive mohawk hair style. I explained the origins of the term and after today's side show, he has decided to call himself Chief Sitting Mule. Next thing he'll be bragging that he remembers the days when the west was a sea of buffalo. His imagination and ego know no bounds.