Poncho the Home Ranch Burro 35th Birthday

Poncho eats Birthday cakeA birthday party for a burro?  Seriously?  Yes, Poncho the burro is usually the first critter you see when you drive into The Home Ranch.  He has the run of the place and he’s a favorite, even though he is a bit like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.

He’s been acting as gatekeeper and welcome wagon to Home Ranch guests for years.  On August 26th we helped him celebrate his 35th birthday.  Ranch Manager and Wrangler, Michael Moon, even wrote a song in honor of the occasion.  Poncho wasn’t totally thrilled with his birthday hat but he decided his Birthday Carrot Cake was alright.

Poncho’s buddy and horse companion Fuzzy, all his favorite wranglers guests and staffed joined the party at The Home Ranch campfire.  Poncho doesn’t usually like a fuss but he was cooperative.  He usually likes his crowd limited to one or two adoring fans.  Still, singing and cake and cameras must feel have made him feel like the celebrity he is.  Check out Michael Moon singing the song he wrote just for the occasion in the video below….appropriately titles “Poncho and Fuzzy”.