||La Porte, Indiana, USA|
was my first donkey and I rescued him from the county fair. My second donkey is
Winnie, she is the grey. I rescued her from a farm where she was a guard
donkey, she protected the cows from coyotes. I did not know she was
pregnant when I got her but almost nine months later, then came Hazel, the
other grey. The chocolate colored one is Fern, she was the last addition.
They all get along great and truth be told, they are like big dogs. They
follow us around in the pasture and if we are out fixing fences etc., they
are right there beside us, nudging us or stealing our gloves or tools. They
are quite comical.
Winnie's name is actually Winifred! She is the matriarch of the group. When
I first got her, she was very shy and afraid of people. It only took a
short period of time for her to realize what treats were, and she warmed
right up! She is very friendly now, almost like a dog as she follows my
husband and I around when we are out in the pasture. Her favorite treats
are peppermints. All our neighbors come down to visit the donkeys and they
bring peppermints so when they see someone walking, they always head up to
the edge of the pasture to get treats and are never disappointed!
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