Interestingly, they don’t vocalize while they are doing this. They’re surprisingly quiet.
Aside from braying, the only time I tend to hear the boys vocalize is when they’re unhappy – either because I’m not serving up a meal quick enough (that’s when they do their under the breath brays/heehaws) or because they’re being seriously picked on by one another to the point of being afraid or uncomfortable (that’s when I’ve heard the desperate grunts and groans and know something is wrong). I haven’t heard any of that “picked on” vocalizing in several weeks though, which makes me happy. 🙂 After their initial introduction period, everyone is now getting along famously.
Oh yes, the other vocalization is Ellsworth’s. He always does a deep sigh when he’s content. Which seems to be all the time, and I absolutely love it.
I *love* that last picture! So cute!
Look at all your beautiful green grass – it looks like a donkey paradise.
It’s funny, while we’ve had absolutely NO sun (and therefore no need to “relish the departure of the intense sun” – lol), right around 8:00pm is the time my Chester and Beau start to wrestle and gallop and chase and play. Every night it’s the same thing..we can sometimes “feel” the thundering on the dirt from inside the house and know that it’s time to come out and watch. 🙂