Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Let Sleeping Donkeys Lie

"Hey Emma, what'cha doing in there?"

"Well, what's it look like I'm doing?"....

"It looks like you're trying to hide behind that post.  Sorry Em, but you've gotten a bit too wide for that sort of thing."

"Hrrmph.  I'm just trying to take a nap.  It's hot and my feet are tired"

"Well, why aren't you lying in the barn in your little hay-nest where you usually sleep?"

"The big shark wouldn't let me in.  I figured I'd come out here and test out your carpentry skills, see if this wall will hold me up."

 "Hmmm, well, we'll just see about that.  You know I'll wrestle sharks, demons and donkey ropers for you right Em?  I don't want anybody bothering my pregnant donkey."
  "Yeah, thanks Mom.  That's much better...

"Good, is there anything else you need?"


"I'll take that as a 'no', have a nice nap Em."


  1. Bet you get nervous now everytime she lays down. It can't be long now. (I hope)

    1. I sure hope you are right. She spends several hours a day sleeping like that.

  2. That is the most excellent luxuriating I have ever witnessed. Nap on!

    Ears to you,
    Fenway Bartholomule

  3. Last photo would make me nervous... :)

    Could someone advise me if they have used "fly mask" on donkeys before? Does it work? I'm having problems with flys in the eyes,I've seen some photos of it,but my question is: does not the flys comes in under the mask,for little gaps?


    1. The photo would make me nervous as well except she spends several hours a day sleeping like that. I've gotten used to it:)

      I have not tried these masks myself, but I have heard the work well on donkeys. I've been thinking about getting one for Emma...

    2. Thanks much for the link,I was looking at this :

      Because the very warm days we have here,maybe those are cooler on them ? Flys don't go to ears,just eyes and nose.And about legs I use sprays that work better in legs, than around eyes(don't know why).
      Please tell me your opinion about it ;) Thanks

    3. I haven't used either myself yet. They do make the crusader mask without the ears as well. Either will probably work for face flies though.

  4. If only people understood each other as well as you understand your
    precious furry friends what a wonderful world this would be...