Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fluffy baby donkey

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Donkeys are my favorite animal; and there is nothing cuter than a baby donkey.

Here I'm trying to put a halter on the foal for the first time.
I loved working, living, and playing at the Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary as a volunteer, for a month, back in 2005.
The farm is in the Hunter Valley in Australia.
The Kokas family keeps some one hundred rescued donkeys, with much love and kindness.
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24 comments:

R1 said...

wow...that's a lovely and gentle donkey...

Sharon said...

So cute!

Spiderdama said...

Oh, they are so cute! I wish we hade some here..
Nice picture of you:-)

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Have you heard of Platero?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platero

cieldequimper said...

Smooch! (Er, for the donkey, not for you Dina!!! :-)) Just hello...

Patsy said...

So cute! wish I could hug the little Donkey.

VP said...

I am not really an animal guy, but I may have a soft spot for donkey. I am glad that someone thought of rescuing them...

Robert Geiss said...

May time and life continue to treat you all kind.

Please have a good new month and Thursday as well.

Hels said...

goodness, I didn't ever hear of the Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary. I didn't even realise we had donkeys in Australia *blush*

Theanne said...

Dina you've done some of the most incredible things during your life! How wonderful that someone, somewhere rescues donkeys!

Ann said...

How sweet.

Sara said...

He's so sweet! I heard just the other day that donkeys are put with herds of sheep as guards! They are evidently fearless and aggressively go after any predators trying to get at the flock. That's amazing. I just looked up "guard donkeys" and it is true.

Petrea Burchard said...

That is just adorable.

crystal said...

So cute! :)

Hilda said...

I've never seen a donkey, baby or adult. S/He's adorable!

Dina said...

Friends, everyone should have a donkey in their life.

VDP, Thanks for your recommendation about "Platero." It sounds wonderful. I will look for the book in English.

Sara, at Heifer Ranch we tried using a donkey for guarding sheep but coyotes still killed some sheep. I think the donkey has to be raised with a flock to know what he is expected to do.

Rob Siemann said...

How cute!!!

Jilly said...

Oh yes, baby donkeys! How wonderful you were able to work with them in 2005. Donkeys are such beautiful creatures. There are several who live around here - one in a garden a few yards away.

Cloudia said...

I see two beautiful creatures!



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Pietro said...

Really sweet!

katney said...

Oh, so sweet.

Kay said...

Awww... This is such a sweet photo, Dina. You're already an expert at this from your work with Heifer International.

JM said...

So cute! I love donkeys and they have been so badly treated over times.

Reader Wil said...

It is a very good cause to look after rescued animals. It must have been wonderful to work at this sanctuary.