We were finally allowed to see the mysterious presents from our aunt and uncle and it was well worth the wait. The woman clomped in, the male human in tow, followed closely by the dog. The male human carried one of those noise making tools that fasten things. The woman was carrying two beautifully crafted signs with our names on them - and the legend "Donkeys Forever" underneath. She showed them to us so we could see our names writ large and Jack and I were quite overcome. I'm not sure how well Jack can read but I spelled it out for him and he said "I never seen nothin' the likes a that". I have attached photos for my readers to see. I believe these name plates are very much like those in the Queen's own stables (but even nicer). Thank you very much indeed to Mr. & Mrs. Gale.
This was a very positive experience after the fright the woman gave us last night. We were snoozing peacefully when we heard her footsteps clumping toward the barn. Ahhh, we thought, last meal of the day is on it's way. We saw the beam of the portable light and heard the latch on the gate clunk. Then I heard a strange clinking and clanking superimposed on the other noises. I went into instant high alert mode. Jack's a bit deaf so he just said "I don't hear nothin cept Doc snorin".
The door swung open and she turned on the lights. What I saw caused me to try to exit directly through the back wall. It was her alright, but she was wearing a Medusa-like headress of icicles that stuck out crazily at all angles. Her beady blue eyes peered at me shortsightedly and she said "Sheaffer, what on earth has posessed you"? Posessed ME? Hah! I was the one to be asking that particular question. She leaned into my stall, making the noise of a thousand breaking bottles and tried to touch my neck to reassure me. I tried to climb up on the stall partition. It seems she had washed or dry cleaned or whatever it is she does to her hair and had come directly out to the barn. I don't care to be wakened from my slumbers by what appears to be a spectre with an ice cactus on it's head. I hope I made my feelings clear.
It's always something.