After months of trying to pick up the donkeys’ hooves, and succeeding only for a brief time, they are finally letting me pick them up to inspect them. This is only possible after a long grooming session and brushing their legs for a while with the soft brush. then they offer up their hooves quite easily. As yet, however, not long enough to do any meaningful work with the hoof-pick. (These shots were taken with hooves held in left hand, camera in right hand.)
The school broke up yesterday and the teachers have a few more days of admin work, then at last a long rest! Finally I have reached the end of the school year and the children have gone off for their two months of holidays! My efforts in providing my Year 8 form with a last day party were greatly appreciated. We had Coca Cola and Fanta and a dozen different types of junk snacks, balloons all around the classroom, then watched The Devil Wears Prada on the digital projector, and finally rigged up a Playstation so the boys could all blast each other to Kingdom Come with a nasty game called Kill Everyone Noisily (or something similar..) and they killed everyone noisily for a full hour, with machine guns, grenades, helicopter attack ships, and much stabbing. I have never seen Playstation in action before and it is a depressing spectacle.
So nice to get home to the placid donkeys in their field,and this shot is the closest thing I’ve seen to a grinning donkey. Rubi is very fond of cuddles and as soon as you put a hand under her chin, she thinks it is cuddles time and goes all soppy. I will have time to update the blog more frequently now the summer holidays are upon us.