Friday, December 18, 2009
Clyde the Dirty Donkey Treat-aholic
I took these rather unflattering pictures of Clyde the Dirty Donkey the other day.
Donkeys like to roll and we have what they call "black gumbo" soil. It is some weird sticky clay yuck stuff. So when Clyde has a good roll,it stays with him for awhile. It is a good thing we've been getting regular rain to wash him off or he would turn into some kind of walking donkey clay pot!
His Dirty Donkey habits are not why I am writing about these unflattering photos.Much like a senator caught on a drinking binge in a dark alley somewhere by a reporter,this is Clyde trying to score a hit behind the barn!
Poor Clyde was not an addict until he came to our farm.He actually tried to resist at first. He said no the first few times he was offered what has become his drug..I mean treat, of choice.You are for sure wondering what has brought this once majestic,OK,maybe not majestic but definitely cute,donkey to begging behind the barn.Molasses horse treats.
Some animals can take them or leave them, not Clyde.He spends his days watching the back door from the pasture,then lets out a loud donkey bray if he sees me walk out.He will be at the gate before I get there.
He acts all casual, like he was going that way anyway. Hopefully, I have remembered to put a handful of treats in my pocket. If I do I give him one and go about my business. When I stop walking Clyde's nose hits me in the back.While I work,he donkey lips all over my fingers. If he can't get to my hands he starts trying to eat through my jacket pockets,even if there are no treats in them! As with most addicts, he has become shameless!
In these pictures he is begging.I had no treats.Notice the look of disdain he is giving me when he realizes there are no treats for him.
He soon returns to begging again and trying to get a hold of any part of me or my clothing he can reach with his big, rubbery, grandma without her teeth in , donkey lips.
I let out a long sigh,,turn around and walk back to the shed to get some treats! I know..but he is just so darn cute!