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Buford his first day here

Buford's first day here with us summer of 2011

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Comment by Jennifer on August 17, 2012 at 9:26am

What a handsome gent that Buford is! Thanks, Ellen, for sharing these photos!

Comment by Ellen Peavey on August 17, 2012 at 3:30pm

Jennifer      thanks we enjoyed having Buford for a year but had to give him away. We couldn't get his hooves trimmed or taken care of. We tried but it is lots harder then it looks to trim a donkey hooves. We got him from a flea market and gave him to a farmer when we sold the goats. He bought the four goats and we gave him Buford because he had a farm and could take better care of him then I could. We found him at a flea market in a pony ride stall, very small stall and the sign read donkey for sale will deliver for $100.00. We felt sorry for him and not knowing a thing about donkeys we bought him, he was very gentle until you try and put a rope on him. This is when I found out how strong donkeys are, he was a good pasture guard for the goats. Kept the predators out of the pasture, even killed a skunk that tried to eat his feed. Every time I look in the pasture I miss him but know he is in a better place and being taken care of. That picture was the first day he came to us, he is nine years old this year I miss the goats to but really can't take care of them any more.

Comment by Jennifer on August 20, 2012 at 9:16am

Hi, Ellen. Sounds like Buford was lucky to have found you—both for the care that you gave him while he was with you and that you cared enough to find him a good home.

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