Friday, August 28, 2009

Farewell to Adrianne & the Farrier Comes on a Fairly Hot Friday at The Lazy Vegan

Today was the last day at the office for Adrianne, who was the BEST "Front Desk" gal ever AND a great person to sit and chat with- an all-around wonderful human being!! She's off on a new adventure- to study linguistics in Canada! We'll really miss having her around. But I have a feeling (a hope) that we'll be seeing more of her in the future. Farewell, Adrianne- and GOOD LUCK!
In other Lazy Vegan news today, the farrier came. He always arrives early, which you would think we'd realize by now. So there's usually a mad rush to get the boys ready with their halters and this morning was especially bad. The farrier beat the foreman to the corral, which made both Paco and Luigi pretty darn nervous. By the time the foreman arrived (and where was the foreman, one might ask? Somehow he thought he had time for a shower...), the farrier had already managed to lasso Paco into position. Paco was being VERY dramatic. I wasn't too happy about the amount of stress the donkeys had to endure, all because we were late. So it won't happen next time!
Goodbye to Adrianne!!

It is going to be weird not seeing her in the building!!

More landscaping bark- this time we had it delivered!

The farrier event: these photos are all out of order. By this time, Paco was "free" of his halter and was pretty curious about what was going on with Luigi.

Weegie gets some special attention from the foreman.

Paco closely observes the farrier at work.

In theory we could learn how to do this ourselves...but that seems highly unlikely!

To add to the tension, Paco managed to get the mouth part of the harness stuck way up in his mouth- so the farrier and the foreman had to take a time out to deal with that. I should have photographed it, but it didn't seem right. Next time I'll video tape it on the sly.
Look closely...I believe that's the foreman mocking me!

The farrier's technique for reining in Paco- he swung the rope over his hindquarters and then PULLED.

Paco wasn't going to go without a fight!

After Paco was done kicking and bucking and the like, the farrier told him to "leave the drama for your mama!"