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Pedicure time for Lucy & Ethel

Did you guys know I live on a farm? Well I do! My husband and I sort of dabble with farming. My job is taking care of the animals... and today is the day my two donkeys, Lucy and Ethel, get pedicures! Well... not really pedicures, but they will get their hooves trimmed.

Now, I don't totally know what I'm doing, but I can tell you I try my hardest. I have to admit, these donkeys were sort of an impulse buy, and I really didn't know what I was getting myself into when I bought them.

My donkeys love me. I'm not going to lie. When I call them, they come running up to the fence and follow me right into the barn. Now some people might say it's because I bribe them with treats, but I don't think so. These donkeys totally think I'm cool. ;)

Here's the skinny on Lucy and Ethel (btw, Lucy is the red head)... Every couple months these girls - like most of us - need to get their nails done. I have an excellent farrier who comes out and gives Lucy and Ethel his undivided attention while he clips and files their hooves into donkey perfection. Now, my donkeys are full size which means they are very big and a little intimidating. So, I hire my vet to also make a trip out and hold these girls in place while my farrier works his magic.

Now as excited as I am to have my two girls get their nails done, my enthusiasm usually starts to fade after about 30 minutes or so. I mean, seriously, have you ever went with a friend to WATCH her get a pedicure?

It's like watching paint dry. And maybe if I actually had my farrier apply a little nail polish or glitter to Lucy and Ethels hooves, it would bring the excitement level up a notch. But no. There is no polish. Only trimming and filing.

And so here I sit in my super awesome snowsuit as I patiently wait for my donkey's appointment to wrap up.

I can tell you, the wait is worth it. Just like all girls out there, Lucy and Ethel love getting their nails done. Cheers to happy feet!

Remember to check out my Instagram @smalltownme

Love Emily.

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