Tuesday, July 21, 2015

can anyone believe that Rafer Johnson is 8 years old???



I don't know how this sweet and handsome donkey has grown to be 8 years old but he has. We served apples and carrots and watermelon slices for his party and a good time was had by all.

Rafer, we love you! You're amazing.

8 comments:

Kate said...

He's a lovely fellow. How did he get his name?

Grey Horse Matters said...

Happy Birthday handsome! I can't believe it's 8 years already. I remember when he came to live with you.time flies....

billie said...

Arlene, time does fly. I still think of Rafer as a youngling. :)

billie said...

Kate, his mom Contessa started giving birth in the pasture and Rafer was emerging as they led her (quickly) to the nursery stall. Rafer Johnson was a wonderful Olympic athletic runner so they named Rafer because he was "running before his feet even hit the ground."

Anonymous said...

Billie, firstly, I too can hardly believe Rafer Johnson is EIGHT years old. Secondly, I am so proud of you for remembering EXACTLY how he got his name!

Marty

billie said...

Marty, I love how you and Ken chose such wonderful and special names for each donkey and I won't ever forget Rafer's story. :)

Matthew said...

Rafer - the sweetest 8-year-old donkey around. I love it when he gives me a donkey hug!

billie said...

He's the best 8-year old donkey in the world!