Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Frisky business

It's not supposed to rain in New Mexico in May, but far be it from me to ask it to stop. 
A half inch of rain has fallen over the past week in small daily doses, and there's nothing like
 an afternoon shower to crank George and Alan up to high on the play scale.

It truly is a miracle that each still has two ears.

George: I was only tasting.

They carry on like this all the time, yet never draw blood or hurt each other.
I can't believe I said that out loud. Wanna bet I have to doctor one of them tomorrow?

Their sense of balance and overall agility is rather admirable considering their size.

Even Lucy is impressed that George can stand sur les pointes.

Apparently she doesn't know they've been studying ballet for quite some time.


  1. All in good fun.

    I'm glad to see that all that money spent on ballet lessons is not going to waste.

  2. Great pictures, such characters those two are. I don't know how you get any work done! I would want to sit and see what the boys do next?

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Oh Momma Linda, now here is your girl....jealous of her bros and their balletic prowess. She needs a chance to dance too. Perhaps for a summer activity they could all line dance together.
    The boyz are so adorable with the mouth wrestling.
    Love it. Oma Linda

  4. These posts are such great evidence that donkeys need pals!

  5. Estella from Co.5/16/12, 7:12 AM

    Ditto Sheila, These pictures made me laugh out loud this morning. What a pair....and Lucy just looking on hahahaha Have a great day and hugs to all.

  6. Boys will be boys, I guess.

    Had a good morning laugh at the "two ears" comment.

  7. Those fierce faces and then they look so sweet. The rain clouds look great!

  8. What's this about as black eye....?

  9. You can tell there's a lot of practice behind the dance. Beautiful positions and such emotion. Fun to watch!

  10. I love the clean trees and the dark blue skies the rain provides, everything here is totally dusty. (But I'm hoping it doesn't rain until the hay is baled.)

  11. I am SO glad you added that link for the previous post. I spent hours one night going back trying to find it so I could show my mom. Couldn't find it for anything. That last picture of them standing next to each other is so beautiful. Love all your animals but Alan and George especially.

  12. Gorgeous shots! Those boys are indeed a graceful pair...

    And rain? Every day? Where are you now, Oregon?? (tee hee)
    I wonder how much rain it would take before you started to complain about it....
    Meanwhile, up to your north west, we've had zero rain in over a week. Everyone here on Critter Farm is a bit confused about why the ground is so hard all of a sudden! lol

  13. I'm impressed you know those ballet terms..... I'll have to look them up! I'm also impressed with your shots, of course! And George is definitely defying gravity in that last shot!