We finally received our new rescue donkey today! He was delivered to the farm this afternoon around 4:00. Trailers well and is a big sweetheart. His name was Elvis but I changed to Jethro (Aka, Jett or Jeth) Once let into the pasture with Indy (My 20 year old appaloosa mare) They INSTANTLY (and I mean instantly!) Became inseparable. I've never seen Indy warm up to any horse that quick.It literally took them 10-15 minutes to figure out things before they started touching noses and staying by each others sides. I was quite amazed actually.
Anyway, His personality is WAY different than I expected. I never owned a donkey before and thought he would be this, stubborn, mean little man that tormented me but kept the predators away from the farm but, he is completely opposite. He loves to cuddle and gains trust quickly. His favorite thing to do is rest his head on your shoulder and lean a tiny bit on you. So far he can handle all sorts of things/noise. He's a little scared of brushes and hay being thrown around. Or me throwing a blanket around Indy.
Jeth and Indy.
He's one handsome man.
Big ol' ears.
Indy's actually able to relax while Jethro keeps her save and sound from the big bad mix of dogs.
Look! Two asses!