It’s starting to get warm around here. This weekend my Dad and I realized it was high time for Ruby’s annual spring haircut. Ruby normally doesn’t loose her winter coat until late July or August – who wants to wear their winter jacket in July? So if we don’t give her a trim she rubs on trees and gets bald spots all over. Very homely looking. A hairy donkey with bald spots in hot July 🙁 How much more pathetic can you get.
Pre haircut pics
Picking out hooves
After Spring Trim
Ruby must have been rubbing already because we found a few bald spots underneath the thick coat. Weird fact: donkey hair is extremely coarse. I have a horse hair trimmer and it clogs every few seconds. Half the cut was done by scissors alone. I probably should be using a sheep shears!
So once the haircut was done we sprayed on fly repellent and gave Ruby treats for standing so well for 1 1/2 hrs. Such a good girl. Ever wonder what the correct way is to feed a donkey? Good to know if you want to keep your fingers at a petting zoo…