Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gus Gets a Job

Gus has healed up nicely.  We decided to let him out in the pasture with the bulls, few cows and couple of calves.  He ran the bulls.  Not good.  So we brought Pearl home to put with him.  Our thinking was he would do better with another donkey with him.  Turned them out again.  He still ran the cattle.  So Gus was put back in his stall.  What to do with a donkey that chases cattle?

Just so happens my co-worker asked what we wanted to do with him.  She recently bought goats and wanted to put a donkey with them for protection.  I advised her we had issues with him running the cattle but he was fine with the calves.  Plus I don't believe he is cut.  I may be wrong but it sure looked like boy bits back there!  Thus I think the issue with the bulls.  (He was at the lease with cows and calves and didn't have any issues.  No bulls there.) She said she would love to have him.  She'd have the vet come out and check him, cut him if indeed he was still intact.  Hopefully that would help with his issues.

Today she came to get him.  He was such a good boy.  She haltered him right up, led him straight to the trailer and after a little coaxing with treats, in the trailer he went.

Brenda gettin' him settled into her trailer.


Bye Guster!


In exchange for Gus, I got two barn kittens.


Aren't they too cute.  Miss Kitty is NOT happy with me.  She'll get over it.

19 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

So let me get this right , you traded off your a$$ for 2 more mouths to feed? Oh well the kitties are adorable and Gus has a job and a safe home. It all works out

The Wife said...

Well, she brought two to let me choose but I couldn't. So I took both of them! Y'all know me, I can't say no to an animal. Plus they don't eat much.

The husband wasn't home either so I made the deal! Then sent him a picture on his cell phone. He called and said what is that under the feed, kittens? Then he said he would rather have two kittens than a stalled donkey.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I bet Gus will love his new job. This story warms my heart....thank you so much for leading his road to recovery....both of you are angels:)

♥ helen said...

I hope your donkey will love his new job and home :) Your new kittens are supercute :)

Mikey said...

Lol, you made an executive decision, and a good one. One stud jack for two kittens is a win in my book. Trust me, the kittens will be easier to deal with.

West Side of Straight said...

Love the kittys and hopefully Gus will be happy at his new home. You'll miss him. but not the problems of him competing w/the bulls.

Goodwife said...

Aww! Glad he's got a new home and a good job! Your kitties are cute! What'dya name 'em?

lisa said...

The kittens are adorable! That is why I keep the horses away from our cows because I know that the horses would be the problem not the cows, (but don't tell the hubby, because I tell him it is because the steers still have nubs for horns;)

K. T. Sparks said...

Oh I can't believe he found a new home for Gus so quickly! I really figured you wouldn't part with his cute face, but you can't leave him in a stall. Glad he has a good job and he will be good at it I am sure! Cute little kittens!

Lil Mama said...

I think that was a pretty fair trade.

Sydney_bitless said...

Good decision. Cute kitties, play with lots of baling twine with them.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Good Gus gotta job! Better than being a roadrash a$$ - and I'm sure he is so thankful to you to get him on his feet again! Better to have 2 kitties anyways!

CCC said...

Aaah nuts! They're often the problem aren't they. Don't tell bullboy I said that.

Paint Girl said...

Gus sure is a cutie!! But those kittens! They are adorable!

Bekah said...

aw dear little kittens! I love their big eyes!

CTG Ponies said...

I agree with Mikey - good trade on the stud donkey for 2 kitties!

Nicole said...

haha, you mean he didn't sit and not move this time! Wow, he made progress!

Shirley said...

Sounds like Gus is going to a good home. Maybe I should get Beamer a donkey to keep him in line...
Those kittens are way too cute! They will have Miss Kitty lovin' up on them soon.

gtyyup said...

Everything all worked out for the best!! So glad you helped Gus...and look where it landed him!