Yesterday was a busy day. It started out with a visit by our farrier Michelle. She was here to work on Jack and Diana’s feet. She brought along an equine dentist who also examined the donkey’s teeth. I don’t have any pictures of him because, to be honest, he came unglued about having his picture taken. He must be in the secret witness program or something. I am still a little undone by that encounter. Michelle on the other hand was as pleasant and professional as always. Here she is working on Diana’s feet.
Diana seemed to really enjoy getting her feet done.
After finishing with the Diva, Michelle moved on to Jack. I said I wasn’t going to take this picture but Michelle told me to go ahead as it is her best side.
The good news from the visits was that Jack and Diana both passed the dental exams with flying colors and their feet looked good. We can now stretch out the time between farrier visits. Diana can go for real pedicures during the “off” months.
The next item of the day was to get the little emu girls moved out of the garage and into the emu shelter. To accomplish this we had to rearrange the shelters. We moved the goat girls to the smaller shelter and the emus to the larger one.
Once that was settled we got to work. Michael disassembled the cage in the garage and reassembled it in the new emu side of the shelter. A tall feeder for the boys was hung and a short on for the girls inside the cage. The boys blue water bucket was brought over.
The plan is for the little emu girls to be in the big enclosure most of the day and only let out for supervised play. That is because today’s playtime disintegrated into a pecking, chasing, and stomping session.