Murphy’s law is an adage that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
Let me introduce you to the newest addition to our (small) equine family.
Ladies & Gents; this is Murphey.
You might think it’s strange to name a donkey after such a pessimistic saying, but it fits this little boy.
Murphey is a standard size donkey with kind but wary eyes, and the softest muzzle I’ve ever nosed up too.
He is also: skittish, head shy, has feet I can’t yet trim, and yes friends-he is stubborn. The Icing on the Cake though? You can ride him! But you cannot catch him without a fight. Imagine that. Hence his name!
As an accidental joke, Eddie Murphy was also the voice of Donkey in Shrek 🙂
Despite all of these issues, and any I haven’t found out yet, I am smitten with him. I am looking forward to the new challenge of training a donkey.
Our goal (My goal?) is to teach him to drive/ pull a cart, but we’re a long way from that.
First priority is getting him to let me catch him without his freaking out, and to get his feet trimmed and he probably could use a worming too.
The best news is that Molly is the Donkey Queen and I’m pretty sure she adores him. The first day they met, I put them together in the arena and they flew off together like two bullets out of a gun! Love at first sight.
I will keep y’all posted, and if anyone with donkey experience has any training or keeping advice I would love to hear it!
Happy Trails in the New Year!!