Saturday, January 17, 2009

YEA Donkey Day Photos and a Surprise!

I really don't know what the problem has been this morning - I could not add any photos to my blog! And what is Donkey Day without photographs? But when I logged out of Microsoft Internet and into Firefox... it now will work. So glad I thought of the Firefox as a back up!

Now onto Donkey Day ---


I went out this morning and snapped a few photos ---


When I got out to one of the pens they were all way across from me, JoJo and Josie seem to be really liking it out in the pen with some of the other lady donkeys and a few of the babies. Josie still isn't sure about Freddie and Pavo when they get to playing hard, but she is very curious.





Jazz came over for some attention. She is not accepting that her baby Gloria has to be weaned... she calls for her all day and night - she is getting a little better. Poor thing - but she will have a new little one this summer to show her attention too.









Only two donkey day photos today as I also want to share my surprise!







Today we will have a new addition to our family!! Last week we visited a breeder and purchased a new baby! A Toy Australian Shepherd... and tiny little dog! We have talked about this for a long time. Hubby has wanted a second dog for over a year now. I kept putting him off. Well when we found out Bonnie was sick we knew that at some point we were going to have to discuss a new dog. I don't think I or Hubby could go a day without a dog in our home. When we get to the day where Bonnie is no longer with us it is going to kill me. She is my child, my baby. The meds that the Doc has her on for her Cancer are doing wonders. Other than the knots around her throat, you would never know she was sick. In fact she has gained 7 lbs. since the first of December. She runs, chases the cat all over the house, barks at birds, plays Frisbee and runs the fences with the donkeys. So we are hoping we have months and months of Bonnie feeling good. The moment I think she has an ounce of pain or suffering - that will be it, my baby will not suffer because I don't want to be without her. Alright well Hubby found a lady that breeds these Toy Australian Shepherds, they look and act just like big herding dogs - just tiny. Full grown should be 10-12lbs. and only 9-10 inches tall at the shoulders. Hubby has really been wanting one of these smaller dogs - and things just happened. We will meet with the breeder today and pick up our new "daughter" - she is just adorable!! A Blue Sorrel with bright blue eyes! Her mom has gorgeous blue eyes and at 7 weeks she still has the same, so we think they may stay. Would you like to see a photo of her? One of these is from the breeder, and one is the one I took the day we went to look at her... how cute is she? You will be seeing lots more photos of her as she grows up! I think Bonnie is going to love her - she loves puppies, now Gato... that may be interesting. Gato loves Bonnie, they get along great - play all the time, but Gato will be a bit bigger for a while, so I am going to have to keep a close eye on them.


35 comments:

Helene said...

Libbie is a real cutie pie Michelle....I thing she will bring much pleasure to Bonnie too. What a lucky puppy to have you for a "Mom"
Hope you sleep well tonight! hehehe

Naoual said...

Oh I love to look at the pics of your donkeys, they're so cute!

Congrats with the new addition, what a cutie!!

xx Naoual

catt871 said...

OH MY WORD!!!!! She is soooo adorable!!! Those eyes are so piercing - so beautiful!!! Can't wait to see her grow up!!!! And of course, the donkey pictures always make me smile too!!! They are so cute too!!!
Chris

ribenaruby said...

I'm glad you got to post your pics at the end. But look at this gorgeous little pup, well you've been blessed Michelle, and lets hope your Bonnie has lots more happy days to be with you. Have a great weekend!

Norine said...

Libbie is so adorable Congrats
Hugs
Norine

Kristine B. said...

Awww...I just LOVE that you share with us all your wonderful FAMILY photos!! They are soooo CUTE!! Makes us smile and "feel the love" =)

anja said...

o mg i love your photo's from the animals,now specially from the puppy.adorable.
gr. anja(from holland)

Annie said...

aww what a cutie pie! and those big blue eyes are so adorable. and thank you again for the donkey pics too - DH has been looking over my shoulder so I've been 'explaining' to him! hugs, annie x

Robin Brown aka Mrs Pup in NY said...

AAwwww, Hhhow adorable your new baby girl is. Her eyes are amazng. I love her. I hope your Bonnie has alot of good fun times with the new baby. I love the donkey pics too. They are so sweet.

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Awwww I love Libbie, how cute is she with her blue eyes? I can tell you that another pet is really helpful to help over the sad time when a pet is gone. I lost my turtle 1,5 weeks ago and I'm so happy that we still have our other turtle and our rabbit. They help me through this sad time! And I think a dog is another class than a turtle (even if I really love my pets!). Libbie and Bonnie will be really cute sisters :)

papersunshine said...

Congratulations on your adorable puppy (to be)! She is precious, I know you will just love having a small dog! Enjoyed the donkey photos as always, glad you got to upload them!
Lori

Shary said...

Wow I have never seen such blue eyes on a dog. She is adorable. Lucky you Michelle. I hope the puppy and Bonnie will have many happy hours together.
Great photos of the donkeys again TFS.

esaga said...

FElicidades por el perrito es una monada.
Besos

TA Carbone said...

Congratulations on Libbie, she is so cute. Poor Jazz, it is very hard for a mom to leave her young ones

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Michelle, donkey day comes round again and I love it!! Your wee puppy is gorgeous, look forward to watching her grow up,x

Heidi said...

Ok, Jazz makes me sad, she is just broken hearted......... I could not bare to hear her cry for her baby. I can't wait till she has another to love on.
Libbie is too darned cute, what a doll and oh, I bet she is a snuggler. Bonnie willl love her and it will be good for her. Iawait further pics of them together.
Heidi

V Colbourne said...

Oh my goodness!!! Libbie is the sweetest ever!! I love Donkey Days!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

The pictures of the donkeys are lovely but Libbie, well what do I say???? She's BEAUTIFUL. Enjoy your time with her. Kym

Sally said...

As always I enjoy so much the pictures of the donkeys. I love Libby, she is adorable. Now I wouldn't mind to have a dog like that. Just my size. I hope however you have lots of healthy time with Bonnie. Keep us posted on the adjustment

Kirsten said...

Oh my goodness, what an adorable bundle of fluffiness!! And those blue eyes are gorgeous. Welcome Libbie, I'm sure you will bring your mommy & daddy many years of happiness. Big hugs to Bonnie & all the donkey babies too. Kirsten x.

Cazzy said...

What a sweetie, and the donkeys are great too.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love the donkey photo's Michelle, thanks for sharing and telling their stories. My little 3 year old Danni has just seen the picture of your puppy and said "cute".. He's adorable and wish he could come to ours for a little play. Have fun with your new baby and keep the pictures coming. Big Hugs, Nikki x

diane (cookiestamper) said...

awww, Libbie is so sweet! Enjoy her!

Cynde said...

The donkeys look great, love to see them. I'm so glad that Bonnie is feeling so well. I was smileing while reading of her running and playing. Such a sweet dog! Then I see your new surprise. Libbie is adorable, know she'll be a loved new daughter in your house! Congratulations to you and your hubby...

Horsebroad said...

The donkeys are cute, but Libbie is adorable! Of course, I'm partial, because I have an Aussie of my own. She's black with white and copper, and Shelby is a certified therapy dog. She goes with me everywhere.

Heather "Hev" said...

What lovely photos as usual!

Aussie Shepherds are very loyal so besides having a good little helper you will have another best friend :)

Suzanne said...

Oh so much cuteness the donkeys really brighten my Saturdays and now we have Libbie too, I know what you mean about living without a dog we lasted 4 months then we got our Honey after loosing dear Meg and Bailey Sue :o)

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, Libbie is adorable and what a great name!!

Too much fun!!

Hugs, K

A Stroke Above said...

OHWOW This is the cutest puppy. When I first went to work at the ranch, I was given an Aussy puppy but it was the real size! I did not know about the little ones! How very precious she is! I know you will have many new photos for us to see. Thanks for sharing. Linda Crowder

Diana said...

How cute is this Libby ,,She will have a wonderful home ..
Enjoy
huggs Diana

Ila said...

Congratulations!! your new furbaby is just Adorable!!..and I love the name Libbie..it just seems perfect for her!!...I am so looking forwar to seeing pics of her as she grows!!...Great photos of the Donkeys this week too...I always enjoy them. I'm so glad Bonnie is feeling well and that the drugs are helping. I will keep her in my prayers.....Hugs, Ila

Dawn said...

Aww Michelle this has just made my day - your donkey pictures just make me smile BUT your new fur baby to be is the sweetest thing I have seen in ages - Oh how you are going to love this small bundle!!
I wish I could get a dog too!

Dawn
x

NanaBeth said...

I am totally and completely in love! Little cutie had me at hello!

Bubbles said...

Oh my goodness Michelle what a cute new addition you have, Libbie is a lovely name for your adorable little puppy.
Joanne x

retiredheather said...

Oh, what a cutie. I love the name Libbie. Time got away from me and I am so late sending puppy love your way. I hope you have so much fun, remember: Puppies make love visible.
Hugs
Heather