Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Why We Call Them...

Dirty Donkeys!

We have finally started getting some rain and that means it is the season of  the Dirty Donkeys! Donkeys love,love, love to roll in the dirt! Well, at least ours do so I am assuming all other donkeys do too. You all will have to excuse the glowing eyes,I forgot to turn off the flash. Bonnie and Clyde really are not zombie donkeys...honest!
Clyde is a nice bright white when he is clean. Now he is a lumpy ,clay pot gray! Bonnie does her share of rolling in the mud too, but it doesn't show up as bad on her spotted coat.
They share a feed pan always ,even though there are several out there they will always eat out of the same one. Bonnie and Clyde are very bonded and are never far from each other.
Donkey love..it is a sweet and dirty thing!



23 comments:

V.L. Locey said...

Nothing like dirty donkey love! Wait, that sounded bad....*Winks*

Jill said...

Even dirty they are adorable!

TexWisGirl said...

lol! love it!

Humble wife said...

So cute! Love the names too as they seem as inseparable as the real Bonnie and Clyde

Pricilla said...

Awww, so sweet. Not like the goats. They'd be butting the heck out of each other.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Don't know what it is about dirt but you're right, they do love it.

We sometimes see wild donkey when we go out into the desert, they are so sweet looking - but I don't dare getting too close, super sharp hooves.

I love seeing yours - they always look so content and loved

Enjoy your day!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

They're adorable!!
What fun playing in the dirt!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sweet and dirty indeed!!

LindaG said...

Haha. Nice pictures and a cute story, too. :)

dr momi said...

How sweet is that eating out of the same dish!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

They are so cute eating together, dirty or not! :)

Chris said...

That's surprised me. I always thought they were clean critters.

Do they have 'dust baths' like chickens then Melodie, to keep clean (?!!) like?

Michaele said...

Cute anyway you look at it. I love that donkeys bond so well. I hate to see just one.

Lin said...

Awww, they are cute together! What is the deal with the mud??? Are they hot? Flies biting them? Or do they just like mud baths?? Again...I know nuthin' about donkeys either. I hear they are wonderful creatures though.

Melodie said...

Chris and Lin,
They just like to roll in the dirt like most critters...get rid of bugs..scratch..it is fun.We have black clay soil so when it is wet it just sticks all over them!

Teresa said...

That last picture is adorable!

Kelly said...

All together now... Aaaawwwwww...

wayside wanderer said...

I am quite smitten with the donkey these days. On the way to taking my daughter to the stables I will sometimes see a bunch of them next door. There is no telling when they will be out and when they won't be and EVERY TIME they have been out I have not had my camera with me. I almost always have it in my purse...but not when the donkeys out. It is killing me. I love donkey ears like nothing else. They are the funniest, cutest, most intriguing things ever! Do they just have a mind of their own or what????

wayside wanderer said...

OH ps....Rain!?! Yaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!

John Gray said...

THANK YOU SWEETIE

Jim said...

How cute are these two!? Donkeys....my favourite critter next to goats! Sophie, I didn't really men that! Honestly!

Pearl said...

Aww!

You know, all my knowledge about donkeys is second hand. I don't think I've ever "met" a donkey! :-)

Greetings from Minneapolis!

Pearl

the wild magnolia said...

OMGosh....I adore donkey's, Bonnie and Clyde are wonderful.

Thanks for sharing.