Thursday, September 29, 2011

Well, About This Blog...

If any of you have stumbled across this blog, you've seen its been years since I've made a post.

Back in 2006 I think was the last one, and I've pretty much abandoned this blog and Blogger in general for WordPress self-hosted.

If you're interested in following me still, and want to know what I've been up to, you can check out my current blogs at the following links:

Pretty Can Hurt - This is my personal blog which I did move with me from Blogger to WordPress and still keep up. Its been running for 8 years now.

Kittyloaf Designs - This blog is also on self-hosted WordPress and showcases some of my work as a graphic designer and artist. I also sew, make jewelry, and draw the occasional odd illustration.

Sexy Toms - This is an oldie, also once hosted here. Its NSFW, though its mostly word-porn and not images or videos. Working on a resurrection of this one now. This is a multi-author blog- many people have made the posts located on it.

So, now you know where to find me, you know three of my haunts, and I can be on my merry way!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Not a baby anymore...

So.. that donkey I have? The one I started this little journal for but never write in? She'll be four this winter. Not a baby anymore. A teenager maybe, but not a baby. Yesterday I went out and caught her, gave her her new fly mask, wormed her, and while I was at it, casually reached down and picked up a foot. Extended it front and back, then just held it. She was an angel. She was also eating at the time. Greedy little pig.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Twinkle Toes!

Remember that donkey I have? The one that I used to write about as things happened? Well, today she had her first visit here with us with the farrier, and she did great!

The farrier came out and was supposed to do both of them on Friday, but ending up having a call froma vet who needed him, so made plans to come back and do her in a few days. Today he came back out, and she was like an old pro! Calm, cool, and stuffing her greedy little face with grain and alfalfa she normally doesn't get.

Even the farrier was impressed by her good behavior, all the way around. :)

Monday, August 22, 2005

Donkey Games.

Libby is a clown. A week or so ago, we went out to find her outside of her pen. Apparently she rolled under the 3-bar panels and let herself out. The problem is I think it was on accident because she couldn't get back in for her breakfast. Whoops!

We also learned that the neighbor's mastiff has been killing sheep and goats, so we now have a pretty good idea of why she was caught in the fence twice. I was pretty sure she was baited or teased into it, and that dog makes her madder then hell. If that dog comes over here again, he'll go home dead, if he goes home at all.

This afternoon I went out and climbed through the fence and walked up to her. She scampered off and hid behind the feeder, and peeked out at me. I hid on the other side and peeked out at her. I reached my hand out. She reached her nose out. We touched. We jumped. She waggled her ears. I tickled her nose and left.

Silly girl.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Masked Avenger!

Libby has been up to no good lately, and getting herself into all sorts of trouble. The other day had to cut her hoof out of the fence... 7:00 am this morning I had to remove her from the inside of a fence constructed to protect a young tree from curious horse and donkey lips and teeth. She never touched the tree, just ate the grass and weeds around it all night by the amount of poop inside the enclosure.

Luckily she's been a doll, and very easy to handle through all of this, and I even got her fly mask on her today, albeit over her halter. Libby is now ready to enter the masquerade!

Monday, May 23, 2005

Subtle changes are good too!

Lately I've noticed more and more subtle changes in Libby, all for the better.

The other day (last week?) I made climbing and hanging off of her corral panels, making silly noises, and really acting like a 5 year old. Not only did she come over to see what I was doing, she stood nicely for some facial scratchings.

A day or so later, I casually walked into her pen, and she came right up to sniff me and get he rnose rubbed. She has never come up to like that when I'm in her area, unless I have food for her.

Then yesterday, we had some people out and their 16 year old son (who has some sort of gift with animals) went out to see her- she walked right up to him and tried to take a bite out of his hat! I have an idea she wanted to play with him, but wasn't sure how to go about it- he's as gentle as anything, but this boy is also about 6'4", and probably about 210 pounds.

This afternoon she brayed for me to come out and see her, and when I did, she flatly refused to have anything to do with me. I'm not all that suprised though. Things are getting better.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Justa little prick Libby!

Today me and Mom locked Libby up so she's be easy to catch with plans of giving her her boosters for her 3 in 1, and her West Nile vaccine. Not knowing how she was going to react because it would be two of us ganging up on her instead of just me rubbing or petting her, we were pretty much ready for a pissed off donkey, and possibly problems.

Instead, armed with two syringes, and a bucket with some hay pellets in it, I was able to do them with only a little side stepping and dancing around.

We stood her up next to a fence so she was "walled in", though one good kick and I'm sure I would have moved out of her way and effective "released" her from the restraining fence. This worked with a pony we had, so figured it was worth a shot with her. It klept her from moving away, and she wasn't crazy about moving towards the mean lady with the needles.

The first thing I noticed is her skin is tight- pinching up a little was hard, but I finaly found a bit I could get on her neck. The needle slid right in, and Libby kept munching away. The only problem was it went right through and I had to pull out and start over. This time she got a little upset, but just took one step back and stopped. That one was done.

The next one she knew what was up, and I had to go quickly, but be sneaky. Lots of petting, scratching and rubbing, and playing with her chin and ears- she likes that. Got the second one done much quicker once it was in the skin.

Of course the really funny thing is that I didn't realize until w were done that Mom has never really pet her or rubbed her, or even been able to get a good look at her. She asked me the other day if Libby's ears have always been two-toned or if that is new since she is really shedding out now. I looked at her like she was crazy when she said that- of course they've always been two-toned! The one thing that has been changing a lot is her zippers are darker, and she has this gorgeous multicolored mottling all over her lower legs- almost a mix of pink, grey, and peach.