Norma lived with Slick and Dodger for many, many years. Slick, 21 years, Dodger, 25 years.
Norma is a very loyal donkey. She loves who she loves.
Mo was not one of them.
I mean, Norma would show affection to the geldings when Spring sprung. But she really never loved any other equines except her ponies.
But now, all of her ponies are gone. And Norma is alone.
I’ve noticed that she likes BG. She doesn’t love BG, but she stands close to her and likes to graze with her.
Norma still doesn’t like Gwen, which is a bummer because they are both the same age and could be put together to get special feeds, etc… but Norma would prefer not.
Norma continues to love Dalton and Finn, but only for a short time, then she wants her space.
Yesterday, I noticed that Norma was standing right near the gate, and Mo was on the other side. Norma didn’t run away, which she usually did. From all previous interactions, Mo disgusted her.
But yesterday, she allowed him to stand near her, albeit on the other side of the fence.
And then… AND THEN, I saw him reach through and kiss her!
Norma didn’t bite him or run away. She just flattened her ears in feigned distaste.
And today, I saw a share.
Norma wanted to eat near the fence so I put a little dish out for her. Mo came over… and stuck his neck through the fence to eat with Norma.
THAT was unbelievable.
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