That’s so cool!
A miniature what?
That’s a little unusual.
Can I see it when it arrives?
These are the comments I’ve been getting this week since I started telling everyone we’re buying a miniature donkey. The jenny isn’t here, yet, but we’re learning lots about how to care for her.
And the kids have been thinking of a new name for Maysie. My twelve-year-old son has suggested names like Ozzy, Ford, Raptor and a few names of his friends, but we’re not sold on any of those. My thirteen-year-old daughter suggested Jan, Cali and a few horse-type names. My eight-year-old prefers kitten names, but we don’t want to name the jenny Kittie, but maybe Fluffy will work.
My suggestions were more traditional: Buttercup, Daisy and Moonpie.
Everyone suggested we might simply call her Donkey pronouncing it as Shrek would. So I said we should call her Fiona.
However, yesterday, my daughter suggested another name: Magic. That would be her barn name (that’s a horse thing), and her show name (because she wants to show her at exhibitions) would be Magic Wildflower.
That name may stick. But I told everyone that we must first live with the jenny for a week before a name is chosen. Perhaps her personality will name her.
If not, I think we may go with Magic . . . Magic Moonpie. It will still remind us that she was born in May, the reason behind her original name of Maysie.