||Shady Lane Pistol Pete
||Two years old|
||Mammoth Jack Donkey|
||Salem, Indiana, USA|
is eight months old in this picture. He is a mammoth jack
and lives in southern Indiana. He will
mature to about 60" (14 hands).
Petie is two years old now and knows several tricks. He plays
"soccer" with his Jolly Ball. He will pick it up in his
mouth, toss it in front of him and then run and stop it by kneeling
on it! He will throw it over his fence and wait for me to throw it
back to him. I have just started training him to ride and he seems to
enjoy it. He is the most lovable animal on our farm in Salem Indiana.
He tries to "help" us mend fences (loves sneaking off with
my gloves or the bag of fence clips). He hates coyotes and strange
dogs and will not allow them in his pasture. But he is best buddies
with a laying hen that has made his lot her chicken coop.
He loves Mountain Dew out of the can and licorice flavored candy.
Donkeys are misunderstood and often thought of as being stubborn. In
reality, they are extremely intelligent animals. Rather than rush
into unfamiliar situations, they will hold back until they are sure
things are safe. Donkeys are very good at training their human
companions and even let them think they are the ones doing the
training! They make excellent, loyal, long-lived pets.
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