RMS Lippyluver Luc

Talk about a handle… his full name is Rocky Mountain Songbirds Lippyluver Luc. Prospectors often called their burros songbirds, according to Luc’s breeder Janelle Rieger. LippyLuver came from our first impression of Luc. He gently takes your sleeve and hold it with his lips. Yes, LippyLuver is a real word as Jim and Kristi made it up all by themselves, with Luc’s help of course!

This was the first photo we ever saw of Luc!  I really wasn’t all that impressed, he was kinda funky lookin’ with the big white face that only a mother could love!

In Southeastern Montana we found ourselves donkey shopping on the desert surrounded by dozens to choose from. A certain little white faced boy attached himself to Jim and was right there each and every time he turned around. The year and a half old Luc had picked us and there was no hesitation when Jim slipped a halter on and led him away from his herd mates. Those enormous compassionate eyes seemed to know that we were in need of a life altering metamorphosis and he was the donk to do it. It was quickly decided Luc was getting an Idaho address. The date was November 1st, 2002.

On the way home Julie Davis of Montana took this photo of us with our new boy.  I was still on the fence about Luc but was willing to give him a chance.

Luc will turn eleven years old Tuesday May 29th!  I must say that you , my friend, have brought me a long way including changing my mind about you and donkeys in general.  You’ve taught me to speak and act donkey friendly, you’ve taught me to drive first you, then a team and finally a three abreast.  I’ve not always known how to do all this stuff!  You taught me to buy you the right saddle or you would buck me off!  Why you even convinced us to ditch the broodmares, babies and my reining horse and just have donkeys at Kingma Farm.

Luc, we have had a lot of great times in show arenas in Montana and Oregon and at Western Idaho and Montana State Fairs.  We been to my family reunion together and gave rides to all the relatives.  We’ve been seen in many many parades and rodeos.  I can hardly believe you and I have been together this many years and you’ve never ceased to surprise me!  Happy Birthday my friend may we have many more birthdays together to celebrate!  You are one in a million!!!

The early years of driving looked just like this! Taken on Luc’s fifth birthday drive.

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3 Responses to RMS Lippyluver Luc

  1. Mel N.Y. says:

    OK this post got me thinking, so I went back through Sparkles papers. I bought her in Dec. 2002 so she must have been there when you were looking at Luc. DID YOU SEE HER ! DID YOU SEE HER! She was 3 years old at that time. LOL.

  2. Teamdonk says:

    Wow, I’ll bet we did not only see her but loved on her as well! One of the jennys fell in love with Jim and he wanted her too…Janelle said NO WAY!!!!! I was looking at the 3 year olds… that was the age of Luc’s brother that we intended to buy. RMS Tie-Dyed Champ was his name, we got to name him also. It was a great trip! Had fun on the way home as we ended up with a trailer load of donkeys and mules to deliver on the trip back. We met a lot of longeared lovers and of course ended up with the best little desert donk in the West! 🙂

    • Mel N.Y. says:

      When we asked Janelle about Sparkle, she said she was out on 700 acres being a wild donkey so I don’t know if you got to see her or not.
      So Luc kissed ass his brother out of a good home! Thats funny, or should I say thats LUC!
      It sounds like that was a fun trip 🙂

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