POOR NORMA… do you wrap-up your horse during the (hot) fly season?






I feel so badly for Norma… she is badly irritated by flies in the summer months and it really exacerbates her donkey psoriasis.

So, this year, I’ve decided to add a few weapons to our arsenal.  On top of the natural herbs, fly sprays and fly masks… I’ve added leg wraps (mesh) and a huge, lightweight, nose/ears covering fly mask.

She hates it.

I don’t blame her.  (The issue is that no one that I have found makes a true DONKEY fly mask… they make a one-size-fits-all-longears and that isn’t true.  Norma is a regular sized donkey and this mask is for MULES AND DONKEYS which is totally a misnomer because donkeys and mules are totally different animals!  Please, someone, make a flymask for regular donkeys… I know, I know, there aren’t enough of them to make it fiscally worthwhile – but I need one.)

Let’s see how long the flymask lasts…

(PS:  She has a fan… and I have only had unfortunate luck with feed-throughs.  Not saying they don’t work for some, just not for my horses.)

Poor Norma Jean… She is a curly donkey and she doesn’t shed until August. So I brush her daily to pull out loose hair and keep her sprayed down. But now I’ve added mesh leg wraps and a huge fly mask. She hates it all.

(Couldn’t help but think of this image when I took Norma’s pic in her new gear.)


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Penguins from the Oregon Zoo… go for a HIKE!






Penguins go for a hike!  Not something you see everyday…

I saw this story and thought it was perfect for a Sunday!  Oregon Zoo penguins, Nacho and Goat, go for a hike during the lockdown.

The text under the video said:  “The penguin pair went for a woodland waddle.”

To watch the video, click here.

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