Donkeys are my favorite, can you tell?
Donkeys love to have the inside of their ears scratched.
When Dutch blog-friend Reader Wil was here in March, a veteran kibbutz member of Degania Bet (where we overnighted) took our tour group way out to the fields near Umm Juni.
He tried to explain how Jewish pioneers came to farm there in 1910, in what would develop into Kibbutz Degania Alef, Israel's first kibbutz, at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee.
I tried to stand and listen but was naughty instead and could not resist stepping away to play with the donkeys.
So then our guide had to explain how these days herds of donkeys are temporarily put in places that humans would find impossible to mow.
He said the donkeys learned to be more like mountain goats on the steep slopes.
And indeed, way down below by the water, you could see at least three more donkeys.
You can click on the photo and then click again on the photo that opens, to see it much bigger.
These sweet donkeys are for today's Camera Critters meme.