I have not updated the blog for a while. The weather has been unusually wet and the donkeys have been a muddy and forlorn little crew for the past two weeks! Today, as it is a fiesta, I have been at home all day and have groomed the mothers and shampooed the foals to get all the mud out of their soft fluffy coats. They repaid the effort by running around in the sun and providing some great entertainment before supper time.
Aitana and Morris are two months old now. See how the mums still stick closely to the foals and shepherd them around. They are very demonstrative towards the foals, always guiding them around, biting their necks to steer them, and the foals are always leaping up at the mothers’ sides, sometimes putting their forelegs right over their backs. It is fun to watch but sometimes hazardous to get too close, as they change direction fast when they are in play mode!