Got a little long winded in last night's blog so I'll try to rein myself in a bit to-night. Besides, we got home a bit on the late side to-night. Yes, 8 p.m. is late!!
MOTORMOUSE REALLY KNOCKED THE STUFFINGS OUT OF HER LITTLE MONKEY TOY THIS MORNING
Stepped outside this morning & noticed right off the bat Larry, Curley, & Moe, were in the corral. Not good because the donkey guys were not supposed to be in there!! After the hooves trimming a few days ago I was careful to put the 3 donkeys back out into the side pasture, close the gate, & chain it up. I was certain I had done that, yet there they were, back in the corral. Popped 3 carrots in my pocket & headed myself on down to the pens to have a look. The donkey gang was contentedly munching down hay that had been left over from a few days ago & as I approached the corral I could clearly see the gate to the pasture was wide open. I was sure I had closed that gate but knowing how forgetful I can be I began to seriously doubt myself..........until I got to the gate!! The chain was still intact but the metal clasp that had attached the chain ends to-gether was broken. Those clever donkeys had obviously worked very hard on that clasp with their hooves until it finally broke & they were able to get back into the corral for the pile of leftover hay. I lured them back through the gate with carrots but not before gathering them around & showing them the new replacement clasp & throwing a serious talk into them explaining that if this happens again, there was going to be some very big serious darn trouble & no carrot snacks for a week!!!!"
GIVING THE DONKEYS A TALKING TO ABOUT BREAKING THE CLASP
We were meeting friends in Bisbee for supper so left the ranch early & stopped in to Belle Starr's on the way to help her out a bit more with her computer. Finally resolved some of the email password problems & Belle was on her way again. She had just taken in two 3 month old Chiwawa's & was pretty happy about that.
Stopped at Safeway in Bisbee for a few groceries & then met our friends CAROL & ROSANNA at a little Italian eatery called, Rosas. Rosa's is a cozy little place located in the Warren section of Bisbee & right next to one of Kelly's favorite Thrift Stores so we had no problem finding it. Carol & Rosanna are always a joy to be around because of their bouncy, positive, & happy attitudes. Like ourselves, they are animal people so we never run out of exuberant things to talk about. The meal was delicious & I didn't even have a hamburger & fries. Chatted for a couple of hours & Carol kept us entertained from time to time with her animated exploits about a recent cruise to Hawaii......can you say Watusi!!
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It was dark by the time we left Rosa's & we were immediately surprised by the display of Christmas lights decorating many houses on both sides of the street. Not very often we are out at night anymore so it was a real treat to see all the Christmas lights on the houses. On the way home we could also see the sparkling lights of Douglas Arizona on the nearby southern horizon & it was truly beautiful. Had originally planned on going into Bisbee to see & photograph the lights to-night but we were just too tired & decided to come back another night, grab a pizza, & take in the lights.
Not much planned for to-morrow so far but you never know, we just might come up with another day trip somewhere. Well, at least I hope we do!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( If it weren't for electricity we would all be watching television by candlelight.
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