Here are a couple of little mysteries I hope my wonderful readers can help me with....
Mystery 1: Have I mentioned that Emma's tail has a 90 degree bend at it's very very end? I have no pictures of this, you will have to take my word. When I first got her, I figured her tail must have gotten broken at some point and didn't think much more about it. However, Ramsey's tail is just
the same. He was born that way (trust me, I checked!) and, I am sure now, Emma must have been born that way as well. So here is the question: Do all donkeys have a kink at the end of their tails or just my extra special donkeys?
Mysetery 2: Here is a puzzle that has occupied my mind for many many years (yes, these are the kinds of little snags that my brain gets hung up on all the time and yes, it does get tiresome from time to time, but it is what it is. I'm too old to fix it now). When horses and donkeys drink (and remember that they are physically incapable of breathing through their mouths so think about the mechanics of just how they do manage to drink. see, there's another little snag!
some of them (like Emma) keep their tongues tucked tightly inside their mouths. See, no tongue...
So here is what I wonder: is this a genetic thing or a learned thing? I'd really like to know what Ramsey and Emma's father does with his tongue. Clearly, Ramsey did not learn this from Emma, but it is also a fairly new behavior. He only started doing this a month or two ago. Which kind of has me thinking that he learned it on his own somewhere along the way, but then again..... It will likely remain one of those little mysteries that take up space inside my mind and that is OK. Not every question needs an answer.
However, I am curious. So, my fellow donkey and horse owners, a couple of questions for you:
1. Tongue inside or outside? Also, if you know, which did the parent(s) of your critter chose?
2. Does your donkey's tail have a kink at the end?
Inquiring minds want to know.