Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mule and Donkey races, Michigan State Fair





The Mule and Donkey races at the Michigan State Fair were absolutely HILARIOUS! I laughed my head off. I did not take many pictures, though, because the lighting in the ring was terrible, all wrong. The mules and donkeys were, for the most part, not very cooperative with the whole concept of racing. Or running, or doing anything, for that matter. It was so funny watching the owners trying to coax them into racing! We stayed quite a while and only left because we were getting COLD! (It was cold that day, but it's warming up here now.)

13 comments:

Rose said...

I would have loved to witness this.

At one time my brother had his friends mule in our pasture...I forget the reason why. But its real name was D@*N It. No joke. I can remember it being a real chore to catch.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It was hugely funny! I wish I could show more pictures, but it was very dark in there and too far for my flash.

That was probably an appropriate name! LOL!

Asta said...

Hi Mary,

Tihi, I can understand why, because it must have been great fun-:) I saw something similar in Spain many years ago. It was very entertaining.
The mules are adorable. So cute.

Best regards
Asta

Steffe said...

I completely understand the mules!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Asta, :-D :-D

Steffe--what--you don't want to run either?

goda said...

Aww poor donkeys!

Jacob said...

I can't imagine 1) donkeys racing, and 2) cold weather!

Good shots in spite of the light, Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It's warmed up here now, but it was COLD that day! And it'll be getting colder.

The donkey races were delightful and hilarious!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

oh, and thanks

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yeah, I guess it was sad for the burros--do you have wild ones where you are?

B SQUARED said...

They are cute if not cooperative.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

They are cute!!!

Dina said...

Lovely donkeys. But true, you can't make them run (or do anything else) if they are not in the mood. Bless their heart.