Blimp with helicopter ears!

I should have called her copter instead of Ellie!
I should have called her copter instead of Ellie!

I can’t believe that it has been this long and “still no baby”. Apparently, I really jumped the gun when I thought Ellie was due. Since our Jack is with the herd all the time, it is impossible to know when these jennets get pregnant. That and a 12 to 13 month gestation really put me in the dark. She looked so big but in retrospect, she wasn’t nearly as big as she needs to be. I am used to looking at 1,000 lb. pregnant mares not little donkeys so that, too, helped fool me. I do finally see changes in her udder but I don’t think she is quite ready yet. So, hang in there with me and one of these days I will have pictures to post of a new baby donkey. I am trying not to worry that she is having twins or that there will be trouble because the foal is too large. I actually think she is coming along just fine so keep watching. I suspect from the picture above and the image below you will see differences from the first images that I posted so long ago. Cheers and keep your fingers crossed for a healthy, happy little one to arrive sooner rather than any later!

Narrow hips and giant belly.
Narrow hips and giant belly.
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Author: Gloria McDonald

I am a Certified Professional Photographer. I am both a portrait and commercial photographic artist. Wild Mane Photography is my company which began in 2004. I love photographing women of all ages, black and white images, drama with a little glamour added and commercial product images..

6 thoughts on “Blimp with helicopter ears!”

  1. Hello Gloria! For a very long time now, I have had a special love for donkeys, burros, jack asses, or what ever name they are called. I think they are simply amazing animals. I love their intelligence and their affection toward us humans. Also, how they remember! It is amazing! Anyway, if this baby, or babies, are allowed visitation, I would be most honored if I could come and say hello to he or she. Is this a possibility? I will respect what ever you say. Blessings, Lorilee

  2. Lorilee, of course you can come visit. That is what makes having babies around here extra fun. By the time he or she arrives, it will probably be half grown at this rate! Ha! I am thinking of taking a poll on name suggestions when we find out what it looks like and if it is a girl or boy. Keep watching!

  3. Eagerly awaiting news of your Grand Donkey. Praying for a safe delivery. She does look somewhat like a helicopter…Bless her heart.

  4. Hi Gloria Morgan, You gave me quite a chuckle this your comment about her helicopter look. I have absolutely no idea why she holds her ears like that. We have 5 donkeys and two horses and Ellie is the only one who consistently holds her ears out to the side instead of up. If something gets her attention, she puts them up like all the rest of the animals but I guess letting them droop must feel natural to her. Or….she’s just too lazy to bother! Ha!

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