Thursday, December 20, 2007

I have my bags packed, now I just need the means to get somewhere much further south. Somewhere near the border (the Mexican one) would be ideal. I quite like the idea of baking in the sun and nibbling on a cactus. TJ of course will stay here.

Our area of operations is limited to a smallish circle around the barn. We have our eating spot thoroughly stomped down but even Doc the adventure horse is staying close to home. TJ goes off on short trips around the paddock, looking like a large dog tunneling in the snow, but unfortunately he always comes back. He still hurls himself at me in a random fashion and I have a cut over my eye from his hijinks and one on my posterior. He simply doesn't comprehend the concept of moderation. The woman lets me come and go as I please in the barn when she is out there, so it gives me a respite from the harassment. TJ's nose appears at the top of the Dutch door but he's too short to actually see anything; I make chewing noises so he thinks I'm eating delicacies non-stop. It drives him to distraction.

The woman had her teeth floated today, and a good thing, too. We have our annual appointment with the gag and rasp, so it's only fitting that she endure the same scraping and grinding. I hope they remembered to remove her wolf teeth.


completecare said...

Hi Sheaffer,
Like you, I am tired of the cold and snow. If you can find a way to get to the Mexican border let me know. I can have my suitcase packed in a flash. I also need a break from my over protective mother!!!!! Imagine - two "young" donkeys loose in the wild of Mexico. Think of the stories you will be able to tell TJ when you get back. My imagination is already at work.

Your fan,

ponymaid said...

Willy, you are a donkey after my own heart. If we find our way to Mexico, I will buy you a sombrero -you can eat it or wear it as you see fit. I understand they also have drinks with little umbrellas in them - possibly also edible.

Gale said...

Sheaffer, your humans would be quite undone if you were to leave home! It would take days to get to Mexico, and I don't think a donkey of your refined tastes would like it there. You might actually have to work for a living there, horrors!

Well done on making TJ think you have lots of goodies to nibble on, though that does not quite make up for the boo-boo's he inflicted on you.

Hang in there, buddy, the winter solstice has arrived and the days will eventually get longer. When spring arrives, perhaps TJ will have more space in which to spend his excess energy!