Mel asked me if Tanner has moved closer to the donkeys and if they get along. This is actually a fascinating question, at least to me it is:)
When Ramsey was born, Tanner was very respectful and would not come anywhere near Emma and her new baby. Now that Ramsey is a bit older, Tanner still keeps his distance, but it is back to the preRamsey distance, which is just outside the barn. The only time he has ever ventured into the barn while the donkeys are in it was when I tried to sneak a jollyball in there for them. Tanner, of course, knew immediately and started plotting. He waited until they were distracted by breakfast and then sneaked in, like only a BC can, to rescue the ball. If I tie the ball up in the air where he can't reach it, Tanner sneaks in and around the barn whenever the donkeys are outside, trying to figure out how to get it down. When the donkeys are in the barn, he sits and watches, all easy nonchalance, waiting for his chance. I can distract him with something else, take him for a walk, leave him with Farm Buddy while I am away at work and the next day (or month or year) he is right back waiting for his chance to save the ball from donkey predation.
Tanner is wary of Emma and stays well clear of her. Ramsey is wary of Tanner and stays well clear of him.
Tanner and Emma will sniff noses, but only of there is a fence between them. Even though my fence is just a strand of electric wire, well above his head, Tanner is very aware of where it is and what it is. It is a boundary that horses, donkeys and cows are not supposed to cross.
Border Collies are fascinating, wonderful, neurotic creatures. Watching Border Collies and donkeys interact is amazing, frustrating, puzzling, humbling and absolutely priceless.