Sunday, January 23, 2011

Newborn Neddy

Returning from a shopping trip to a nearby town last Monday, Grant and I both spotted this mama donkey and her very new baby in a paddock near the road. He stopped for me to take photos. Unfortunately I didn't have my Canon camera with me and took the photos below with my little Sony Cybershop P&S which turned out rather well, I think.

I was pleased that mother and baby didn't dash off like the deer which are the white specks in the far distant background. (Buncha Sissies!) The other slightly larger speck to the left of the photo in the middle distance, looked like the male donkey. He merely lay down in the grass and watched this crazy lady who ooh-ed and ah-ed over at his progeny!

The baby donkey woke up, looked over its shoulder and decided it was better to be closer to mama

Help, mammy. Save me from that funny creature with a silver face who smells different to you

I think a nuzzle at the milk bar will make me feel better...
There now, laddie, I'm here to keep you from harm
Back off Lady. This is my baby!
Mmm, there you are. She's packing up and leaving

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  1. Those photos turned out very nicely!

  2. Oh, how sweet! Are you sure you really want to go away?
    Keep us posted.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Adorable. The little one is all ears.

  4. How adorable! Love your captions, Jo!

  5. Lucky you to meet the baby. Nothing better than donkeys!
    Thanks for this sweet story in photos.

  6. He's so cute! And really freshly born. What a great photo opportunity. I love the photo on your header too.
    Have a lovely Sunday.

  7. Oh how certainly happened upon a sweet scene! good for you!

  8. Kudos on a fun post...they are precious!

  9. Kudos on a fun post! Well captured - they are precious!

  10. A great series of shots. Four legged animals always amaze me how they can stand up and walk after a few minutes/hours of being born.

  11. Hi Jo,
    These pictures are adorable :)
    I've fallen behind with my comments, I hope to catch up shortly.
    ☼ Sunny
    P.S. Sorry for any confusion on my post today...the Florida in the picture is a town in Massachusetts.


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