Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Long Ears Psychology 101

Mr. W made a new hay feeder for the girls’ stall today.

It is just perfect for them.

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However, it may take a while for Ruby and Gracie to research this matter and realize that this feeder is perfect for them.

You see, Donkeys are smart… very smart. You may have always heard that donkeys are stubborn. Soooo not true. They just have to take awhile to decide that a situation is safe, and will not cause harm to them.

Therefore, we cannot take a bite of hay from this feeder until we figure it all out.

Sniff… sniff… think, think, think. Hmmmm, have to use great caution here. This contraption may spray out some fly goop (we hate fly spray).  Or… perchance… something evil may hurl out at us…

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Backing out of the stall…

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Retreat!! This unidentified object has not been deemed safe yet!! It’s a trick!! Run for your life!!

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Having removed themselves from the “potentially harmful situation”, the girls now discuss the matter.

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I predict that tonight Ruby and Gracie will finally reach the conclusion that the new feeder isn’t gonna bite :)

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17 comments:

Cheryl and Carman said...

Howdy neighbor, the girls look absolutely georgous, beautifully shed out and very sleek looking! Ruby and Gracie should be proud of their Daddy, what a lovely gift.

Happy Birthday ....late.

from our front porch... said...

They are too darn cute! I keep telling J...we NEED a couple donkeys to add to our family!
Misha

OsageBluffquilter said...

The girls look like they are enjoying a beautiful summer day.

Mr P did a good job on that feeder. Like
teenagers they will some day acknowledge that.

Elle Bee said...

AHAHHAHA!! That was funny! I'm sitting here grinning ear to ear. I'd be laughing out loud if it weren't for the sleeping people all about me. :o) The donkey girls are just too cute!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love donkeys and mules! Great feeder!

Q said...

These two are the cutest!
Nice new feeder too.
With in a week it will be old hat to the girls.
Sherry

Carolynn said...

Ruby & Gracie look like sweethearts, with a pinch of mischief in them.

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving such a lovely note.

JOHN said...

Hello,
First I want to say Happy Birthday to you.2nd I found your blog thr Marlenes.I am now following iy. I go to Missouri about every couple of years.Im due to fly back soon.My best freind Mark Lives in Joplin.His Mom lives in Galena Kansas, Such a different life then here in Modesto Calif.Hope you stop by and add yourself to my blogger buddy. Take Care. Love the pics Of Ruby&Gracie

Marlene said...

They are cuties (can you say donkeys are cute?) All animals are cute to me. Love reading about them in your blog.

Diane said...

Hope they are able to enjoy their new feeder soon! Very cute photo editing!

Linda Stubbs said...

Think the new feeders are really neat. Really enjoyed your pic's on your blog. The horses are incredible! Your donkeys look like fun. My grandpa had a borrow when I lived in Alaska as a child. He ate cigars. Glad I found you as I was surfing.
Blessings to your day!

Rural Revival said...

Very cute!

Lara said...

Great pictures and love the feeder. I'm sure they'll figure it out!

Terry said...

Howdy
I am not quite sure how I got to your blog ,but I am so glad I did !
What a wonderful post.
Looking forward to following .
Those are some cute girls you have there :)
Maybe they will get over their fear soon and enjoy the treat waiting for them in their new feeder.
Blessings to you and yours.
Happy Trails

Linda Stubbs said...

Thank you so much for coming over! That is interesting about the tobacco. I didn't know that. I had forgot to tell you that that he lived in a saloon. The men just fed him cigars. That's what they were called up home. Alaska was a rugged place to live. I lived there for 21 years and then moved to Kansas. I loved Alaska, but like I said it was a real frontier land. We got to homestead 48 acres. Right under a huge mountain. I have a lot of wonderful memories with homesteading and all. Well have a nice day. I will be putting up a new post today about my little quinines.
Blessings to you, we are off to church..........
Oh, I love the scripture on your calendar. To think that He is seeking the lost. I love it. I am glad He found me.

Dawn (dandy) said...

Bwahaha! That cracked me up. But now I have such a better understanding of donkey mentality.

addhumorandfaith said...

I love this story and pics!

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