For the first time ever, we were able to actually treat a sick donkey successfully ourselves without the vet coming for a visit...although I did talk to one on the phone several times! Poor Luigi stopped eating (always an emergency) and we were pretty sure he was dehydrated, which then made him constipated (great...a constipated donkey for Christmas!) and made his tummy hurt, which in turn made him not eat, etc. We got great advice from the vet and followed her tips and within a day he was back to nibbling on hay and feeling himself again - WHEW! It always stresses me out when any of the animals are feeling under the weather.
I cannot believe it has been a year since adorable Rufus hopped into our lives! We celebrated his "Gotcha Day" (a.k.a. "Hoppy Birthday") with some custom hay cookies that he happily shared with Bravo and Wasabi! We absolutely cherish this angel disguised as a bunny!
It was a low-key Christmas lunch this year on a beautiful sunny day! After the holiday I whizzed down to Huntington Beach to visit my dad and the beach house crew - love being able to fly out of Sonoma County airport! The foreman did an excellent job taking care of the fur family back at home!
Looking forward to a great new year. Here we come, 2016!
Little elves (Bravo and Rufus) helped me decorate!
The following - and maybe out of order - are some photos from the trip to Huntington Beach.