Visiting the Donkeys in the Snow

Posted by Sharkey

G.K. and I were outside the other day when it started to snow again!  This has been quite a winter, so far.  I was concerned about the donkeys out there in their paddock so G.K. and I trekked out through the snow to pay them a visit.

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Hey, G.K.  It's awfully snowy outside, again!  We should check on our pals, the donkeys and see how they're holding up.1

1 Hey, G.K. It's awfully snowy outside, again! We should check on our pals, the donkeys and see how they're holding up.1

Lucky that the snow hasn't stuck to this path yet.  However, at the rate this snow is falling, that will change soon.2

2 Lucky that the snow hasn't stuck to this path yet. However, at the rate this snow is falling, that will change soon.2

Awww.... Look at those donks all huddled together in their little shack.3

3 Awww.... Look at those donks all huddled together in their little shack.3

To get to the donkeys, we have to trek through the snow and it's so icy cold!  My little paws don't like it very much.  G.K.  with all of your thick fur, you seem to be holding up nicely.4

4 To get to the donkeys, we have to trek through the snow and it's so icy cold! My little paws don't like it very much. G.K. with all of your thick fur, you seem to be holding up nicely.4

Oh no, G.K. - Look at Rufus, Clive, and Billie!  They're so still!  I think they must be frozen!5

5 Oh no, G.K. - Look at Rufus, Clive, and Billie! They're so still! I think they must be frozen!5

Oh, Sharkey!  You are so silly at times.  I know for a fact that the donkeys are not frozen at all.6

6 Oh, Sharkey! You are so silly at times. I know for a fact that the donkeys are not frozen at all.6

You see, they're just fine.  In fact, they don't mind winter one bit.7

7 You see, they're just fine. In fact, they don't mind winter one bit.7

Hey you, donks!  Are you having fun out there?8

8 Hey you, donks! Are you having fun out there?8

Yes G.K!  We love trotting around in the snow.  First, we go this way.....9

9 Yes G.K! We love trotting around in the snow. First, we go this way.....9

And then we turn and go this way.  In fact, we like to blaze trails through the snow all day long!10

10 And then we turn and go this way. In fact, we like to blaze trails through the snow all day long!10

Do you mean to tell me that you're not freezing?11

11 Do you mean to tell me that you're not freezing?11

I have a fleece and a winter coat on and I'm still cold!12

12 I have a fleece and a winter coat on and I'm still cold!12

Well, you donkeys must have a strong constitution to be able to stay out here all day long!13

13 Well, you donkeys must have a strong constitution to be able to stay out here all day long!13

What do you do, grow super winter fur or something?14

14 What do you do, grow super winter fur or something?14

G.K., not all hairy beasts are alike, are they?  We certainly have an advantage over shivering Sharkey.15

15 G.K., not all hairy beasts are alike, are they? We certainly have an advantage over shivering Sharkey.15

Where she would normally stay and bark at us for, what seems an eternity, she's already headed back to the comfort of home.16

16 Where she would normally stay and bark at us for, what seems an eternity, she's already headed back to the comfort of home.16

It's good to see that you're in no hurry to leave, G.K.  Why don't you come into our paddock and we can all make some snow angels?17

17 It's good to see that you're in no hurry to leave, G.K. Why don't you come into our paddock and we can all make some snow angels?17

Comments (9)

  • Hey GK good seeing you out and about playing in the snow. It's very sweet of you and Sharkey to check up on the donkeys. I've always wondered why the horses need coats but not the donkeys. Rufus, Clive, and Billie sure do seem content and they've finally gotten the best of Sharkey! Photo # 15 of Rufus and GK says it all, "Aw poor little shivering Sharkey, you're not cold are you?" :lol:

    Guess not teasing the donkeys gets you an invite to play with them. Smooth move GK. I hope Francesca was resting up indoors and that she's not suffering any after effects from head-buttin' MommyM. :wink:

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Glad to see you out and about with Sharkey G.K. She certainly needs protecting from the snow and you are her super hero. Those donkeys must have really thick coats. Mom wishes we were getting more snow this winter like you guys. The mountains in Colorado have been getting lots, so that makes the skiers happy, but what about here in town for my Mom---nothing, and more nothing. Only one measureable snow so far this winter. A pitty!!!! Have a great weekend!!!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Oh I love those donks *!* what a cute shed they have, small enough body heat keeps them warm...Donkeys are so tough. It minus -24 here right now, think it's heading your way.
    Sharkey in photo #14 you look like your licking the medal fencing, be careful your tongue doesn't get stuck on it.
    Keep warm for those living in the snow states, it's a good day for soup.
    Kitty is sleeping inside, figuring out it's better in then out ~meeuuw~

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    And hello to you too GK. Not everyone is prepared for the winter and snow. The “donks” are ready, you are ready, but Sharkey isn’t. She has to put on a coat before going out. Now as for me, just give me a cold day anytime; I’m ready. So far I haven’t found a day which is too cold for me. I have found plenty of days which have been too cold for my Daddy. On those days I don’t get to take a walk. Daddy always says that old age isn’t a place for sissies, but he isn’t living up to that saying by staying inside. Opps, here he comes now; got to run. Nap time anyway. Have a good weekend all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K.,Hey G.K. it's so great to finally see you out and about even in the snow there at Martha's farm! Little Sharkey sure does get cold out there in the snow, but not you or the donkeys!! I'll bet you had a great time out there with those terrific donkeys! How is Francesca? Sure hope she is feeling better now that your wonderful Martha is healing so well. We are supposed to get some sunny days next week and I'm like you two girls-I love it when it gets warmer outside during the winter. Have a great weekend and stay warm. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hi girls, The closest thing we have to donkeys are the deer that come in our back yard. We have a litter of shih tzu puppies coming next week! Yoshi is the mom and my grandson Coal miner is the dad. Yoshi is red and white and coal is black . Mom is looking for some good ideas for a litter theme for example we had a friday the thirtheeth litter, star trek. gilmore girls mom needs a little help any of you guys have any ideas! your friend Rocky

  • My donks are back! :)

    Love learning about all the critters on the farm.

    gail

  • Looks like G.K. doesn't need a coat either! Super cute, the donkeys and you two with them.

  • Beautiful! hasn't started to snow in DC yet.
    http://twitpic.com/3s6b5i

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