"Watch out kid, I don't think it's safe to get near her."
"I wonder if the End Days are really here this time? I've never seen such an evil, terrible thing."
"Run for your life Ramsey, it's the Pod-Pony!!!!! Don't let her get near you with that thing! Run, run, RUN!"
Tessa: "Hey wait for me guys, what are we running away from anyway?"
"We're running from YOU! I don't know what that thing is, but it can't be good."
"Life was so good an hour ago. Now, not only am I being starved to death, smothered and tortured, my donkeys won't talk to me. I'm being shunned. How did this happen??? It's such a terrible, cruel world."
The grazing muzzle wasn't exactly a big hit (they never are). I knew Tessa wouldn't be thrilled and she wasn't, but she is a smart girl and already getting it figured out. I was a bit surprised by Emma's reaction. She thought Tessa had been transformed into a donkey-eating monster. Ramsey couldn't quite figure out what the big deal was and that is the difference between buying a neglected donkey who has not been handled and raising one from birth. Emma takes some convincing. Ramsey accepts.
Tessa wore the muzzle for about an hour today until everybody finally started getting used to the idea. We'll do a bit more tomorrow and the next day, and....Hopefully, the world will get better again.