Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Livestock on the Road

The husband got a call from our lease neighbor.  He said a sheriff's deputy was there with him due to a donkey being on the road.  It looked like it had been hit awhile back because it's back end was scabbed over.  They knew we had donkeys at our lease and wanted to know if it was our's.  They described it and it sounded like Pearl except it was a cut Jack!  Nope, not Pearl.

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The husband still called me to make sure we had females.  He said the day he was having, he better double check with me.  I told him yes, Minnie and Pearl were both jennies. He called the neighbor back and told him it was not our donkey.  Neighbor said no one would claim it.  The husband told him to just put it in our pasture and get it off the road.

They couldn't believe we would let it in our pasture.  The husband and I believe that regardless if we put a loose animal in the right pasture, at least we are getting them off the road.  I know as an animal owner, I would rather find my animal in a neighbor's pasture than hit on the road.

So they got a halter on the donkey and guess what it did?  Sat down and refused to move!  Took them an hour to get it to the gate.  They said the minute they got it in the pasture and took the halter off, it ran!  Goofy thing.  Looks like we may be donkey foster parents!

19 comments:

In3Dee said...

hmmm, you're moving beyond the whole dog whisperer thing, aren't ya? :D

LindaG said...

Scary. Wonder why no one would claim it?
I hope no one is going around letting animals loose. :|

You're good people. I would want a neighbor to take in my animals under the circumstances, too. :)

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Be careful you may have ever Jack and Jenny around (needing a home) showing up in your pasture!

fernvalley01 said...

I agree with you ,better in my pasture than on the road!

Gail said...

You have a good heart.

Christy said...

I guess I don't see why they thought it was a big deal. Seems to me that it's not only common courtesy, it's common sense too! You did good! ;)

Tammy said...

Sounds like you got yourselves another donkey! LOL! Yes, good to get it off the road, poor thing.

Mikey said...

Good heavens! Well bless you for taking him in, poor thing!! How very bizarre.. I bet the girls will like him (I hope anyway!)

Paige said...

Sounds like a jackass to me. as soon as it is your idea, it ain't happening. left to their own devices, anything goes.

So his back end is okay, just beat up?

poor dude

Sydney_bitless said...

I think your title went from crazy dog lady to crazy abandoned animal lady!

CCC said...

I just plain like you.

lisa said...

They sure can be stubborn things! You are great foster parents! I sure agree with CCC!

Foxterriermom said...

Although I already knew it, you are good people!

Linda said...

"They couldn't believe we would let it in our pasture." These people don't know you very well do they? :) You and the Husband are amazing people and the world is a better place for having you in it.

Goodwife said...

LOL! Well of course you let it in your pasture, good grief, has being a good person gone totally by the wayside? I once allowed a lady who had Clydesdales at the local library to walk them down to my house and turn them in our pasture. Good for you for giving the silly ass a place to park it! LOL! Can't wait to hear how this ends up

gtyyup said...

If no one claims him, you might be the proud new owner of a goofy ass. I agree...couldn't let him just stand there on the road!

Are you having problems in your area of people dumping horses off? Could this be the case?

Nicole said...

OMG it's true, donkey's are stubborn! I just about died laughing reading about it sitting down. That's great!

Shirley said...

You and the Husband are good-hearted! So since you have Minnie and Pearl, is this donkey going to be Roy (as in Acuff?)

Tatersmama said...

You did exactly what I would have done. Better in someones pasture than out on the road, not only putting the donkey at risk, but drivers as well. It's just common courtesy.

I wonder what's (who's) coming next? ;)