I found out my dear Chelsea took some pictures of the Donks while I was loving them! Seriously, best...donks...ever...
I wouldn't question their cost, and its true we all know that the lowest cost in owning these animals is the adoption fee. I need to get my mum out there because she is in need of some big time companionship. These guys are IT. Like I said, best....ever!
Hmm, pics didn't go - lets try again!
yep, the adoption fee is the easy part, I would love all 3 of them, always wanted a donkey, but that would be 3 more vaccinations, 3 more trims, 3 more to deworm, 3 more mouths to feed, etc. it all adds up! Lindsey-love the pics!
Jane Leiss, very NICELY stated. Looking out for their well being and care EXTREMELY important. That is WHY MHWF is such a great organization.
Someone started a new thread asking about the donkeys and I'd prefer just to answer that here on their own thread and keep it all in one place. The donks are doing great and feel right at home. They are on the adoption horses page, and they are still available for adoption. They are just vocal enough and not too vocal and are the cutest little things you'd ever want to meet.
I'm not that familiar with donkeys but this trio cracked me up! They were such cute little guys, rolling up to say hi to me and Karen as we walked into the pasture. It was like a group of little shadows....first came one, and then sure enough, up strolled the other two. They were a curious little trio and loved getting petted. I got a shot of one (sorry, not sure who this is) sniffing me. I didn't hear anyone bray the whole time I was there (maybe 1-2 hours). They sure are cuties with those big ears.
Ugh...late at night and forgot to attach photo. :)
I love them, and I haven't even met them. If I couldn't ride I'd have these three. And maybe a mini or two.
Bump, just to bring these guys back up. We are fixing their link on the adoption horses page right now so that it works again. :)
It's fixed now and we still have three beautiful and very sweet little donkeys desperately looking for a home!!!
Hi Scott and Karen, I saw (and shared) the Facebook post about these guys and wanted to ask if they are out with your herd and if they are used to being with horses. We just fenced another 2 acre area attached to the barn so that we could rearrange and extend our dry lot and I have to say that I have always wanted a donk but couldn't justify 3 when I adopted Lily, (who is doing great and a very quick PNH study!) But now.... fenced space is no longer an issue ;) I wonder how my guys would react to them...
Hi Tara! It's great to hear from you! :)
Sophia, Flora and Jasper are pastured with a big Belgian/Clyde cross gelding (Tango), a Quarter Horse mare (CherKee), an Arab mare (Sheba) and a Friesian mare (my horse Wiekja). They get along great with the horses, they mind their own business and don't get in the horse's business at all. I was just outside and the 3 donks were eating at a round bale next to big Belgian/Clyde gelding. Donkeys are known to do very well in herds with horses, and the many donkeys we have had here have always done well and the horses really seem to like having the donks around.
Tara, we have two mini donkeys and keep them with our horses and mini horse. They do really great with all of the horses. They also mind their own business. We have an older quarter horse mare that absolutely loves the donkeys. She is with them all the time and acts like their mother. We planned to only bring one donkey home but brought them both. They are full brothers. It was the best decision to have more than one. They are great company for each other, are very low maintenance, and give us a lot of enjoyment just watching their antics. If we didn't already have our two, we wouldn't hesitate to adopt Sophia, Flora, and Jasper. We have met them. They are sweet as can be.
Tara, I have seen Donna's lil Donks right there with all the other horses together. Cutest darn herd you ever saw. I don't think horses view them as that different, heck goats and horses play together all the time once used to each other for the most part.
Those 3 sure would look cute in your pasture :-) Whoever adopts them I sure hope they get to stay together just like Noel & Leon or is that Leon & Noel
John, I agree with you about the THREE DONKS staying together. It would be a shame otherwise. Someone will come along and NEED/WANT all three...PRAY
No worries John and Char, I think we've been pretty clear that the three donkeys need to remain together. It just wouldn't be right to split them up.
Since we are on a big campaign to find a good home for these three cuties, we decided to also lower their adoption fees!
Donkeys are also good herd protectors! These three are absolutely adorable.
When I had my mule Molly and my horse Marcy, Molly was very protective of her pasture. She would not let any dog, cat or any other animal enter while Marcy could of cared less. She would also go on high alert quite often, while Marcy didn't seem troubled by anything. Interesting for sure!
Well, the Mr. Didn't give me the 'look' when I mentioned them, just asked 'where?' Also didn't flinch when I reminded him that my feed/tack room is technically a stall... so the 'feeling him out' went well, he's off on Saturday so an actual conversation is in the future.
Tara, make sure to let him know that he will be our hero if he lets this happen...LOL!
Angie P - Mondovi
I would LOVE to have a herd of donkeys to entertain me! (Someday!) They make me squeal like a little girl every time I look at them. :-) Whoever ends up with these critters is bound to get soooo much enjoyment from them! :-)
Tara, you even are so CLEVER in how you DEAL. Anyway, if the conversation happens on Saturday, and you feel the NEED to take a TRIP. bring your trailer along just in case, you have a *threesome* coming home. WOW! Now, that would be something to be THANKFUL for, and also a PHENOMINAL Christmas present from *The Man*.
I had mentioned to my husband that if we adopted these 3 that he'd never have to worry about buying me another gift ever. Still didn't work!! Someday I will have my little herd too. Love these guys!
I mean really, it is not that dif. speaking from a guy point of view Tara,
Buy a lil gift for him (a new fishing pole or something) nice meal, few compliments, I wink in the evening and the next day you will on your way to pick these 3 up. This how my wife got her last 4 horses, 2 new saddles (worth more then the horses) Am just saying, most us guys are suckers for a smile and a wink, as I look back, sure worked. I always knew I was really in for it if she shaved her legs (that was when we got her new trailer) sigh.
Surely there must be someone out there out of the thousands of people who come to this site and forum that have space for 3 of the most sweetest and most adorable little donkeys you have ever seen!