Tuesday, January 22, 2008

introducing coal

this is my new friend, coal. he's a 4 yr old miniature donkey. he came from a farm thats in foreclosure. a farm in foreclosure is a sad thing... no?
he's in need of some weight loss and a gelding...but he's very sweet.
very eeyore in stature.
softest belly fur i've ever felt.
but he does have those testosterone surges that make him...um...a bit of a jack ass. hence the need for gelding. then we can get him another donkey to be with. this is crucial to donkey happiness.in the morning when he sees me coming he does this outrageous scream that leads into the hee-haw hee-haw. the scream part sounds like he's being slaughtered...its wild.

theres another donkey that lives not far and i can hear that one sometimes as well.here with the horses you can see how small he is, maybe 36-38 inches at the withers. the big old horse is mean to him, another reason for the gelding and getting him a donkey, then they can have their own pasture. right now he's really in love with the 2 year mare in the foreground, i don't think he's even tall enough to sniff her properly much less get his miniature willy in there, its silly.


Jbeeky said...

Welcome Coal! What is gelding?

erin ambrose said...

-gelding- is getting him neutered...snip snip.

Jbeeky said...


Gypsy said...

Congrats on the new family member! A farm in forclosure is truely a sad place, the only thing worse is an auction.

Thank you for giving me a little laugh! Just picturing Coal trying to "increase the herd"...