(WARNING:  DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE EASILY DISGUSTED BY THE RANTINGS OF A PROUD DONKEY MOTHER!) 

All of the regular stuff is normal/progressing well:  eating (nursing the bottle), peeing, and pooping, and he’s gained 2 pounds.

This was to be a day of firsts, however!

It started with the arrival of the WKRG-TV News 5 crew from Mobile.  Since the weather was nice and the ground fairly dry, we decided to shoot the video outdoors.  JB put on quite a show trotting, bucking, and admiring trees . . . the first time he’s REALLY gotten to stretch his legs.  The fickle little fellow also took a special shine to the pretty TV reporter-lady, and really mugged for the camera   . . . the TV-bit is old hat for him now! 

After everyone left, I returned him to his hallway “bedroom”.  He promptly got on the bed, by himself, and went to sleep!

The late afternoon prompted another outing in the front yard.  He was confident enough to gallop this time, and would run about 50 feet away . . . whenever he heard a new noise, he would tear back to me-his Mother- and hide behind my legs!  But most exciting to me, he “answered the call of nature” OUTSIDE — you can see the possibilities in that!

He also started cutting his teeth last night . . . he was more fussy with his feedings, and wanted to lick/chew/suck everything he could find, ALL NIGHT!!  I actually put some of his formula in my hand and he licked it off . . . first step toward the all-important bucket-training (in about 2 weeks)!

I’m going to go start a load of baby laundry (the house-training stuff was a fluke!), and then take him back outside . . .

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