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Donkey Love

I am so fortunate to have my equines living in my backyard. I get to watch them graze from my office window (look at my amazing view!) And I can visit them throughout the day. IMG_8362

Mornings are the most fun. As soon as one of the donkeys sees me moving around in the house (they watch the windows) I hear a big bray. I rush around finishing up a few chores- trying not to feel guilty about them waiting for me! Finally I hop outside and open the gate to let them out for grazing. My Haflinger horse, Mallory, having given me a “hurry up” whiny and grumble, stomps right past me. She honestly doesn’t even look at me- when it is time to eat pleasantries are off the table.

But the donkeys… they give me the love. First the black mammoth donkey, Ichabod, walks up to me. I give him a big kiss on the nose and a rub on the forehead. Then little Burrito comes for his kiss. I scoop him under the chin and raise his head up so I can reach his nose- I still need to bend over a little. He lingers for extra rubs and sometimes asks me to snuggle his face against my chest. When I turn to leave, Ichabod occasionally requests an extra kiss. They are so sweet!

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Have a great day!

13 comments on “Donkey Love

  1. Hi Dawn, You may not remember but a couple of years ago you did a reading for me on my Umbrella Cockatoo, Sebastian. He was over-preening his feather badly and chewing his flights and tail back to nothing.

    You said something to me during the reading that got me thinking. You said, “He doesn’t come across as a feather plucker to me. He doesn’t have that type of personality.” Well, something along those lines anyway. It got me thinking and we starting to give him cardboard boxes and wood to chew on the bottom of the cage, also we bought egg cartons because he loved those. Well, you should see him now. He looks beautiful and seems so happy. He’s learning new words and it was all because you said those things to me that I finally figured out how to stimulate him more. He just wanted to perpetually build a nest.

    Thank you for what you do for the animals.  Pat   Patricia E. TuckerSPBE Co-Chair & Panel JudgeAFA Certified Aviculturist, Level II NCS Panel Judge & State CoordinatorOwner of Feathering Crest Aviarywww.FeatheringCrestAviary.com “Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.”  

  2. Super sweet! Thanks for sharing a smile.

  3. I love this! Thanks for sharing – actually, I think Meiko was a Donkey in a previous life! 😉

  4. I can Feel the LOVE!  Wonderful pictures and descriptions. Thank you. Kathy Kathy Neily

  5. I so enjoy the pictures and stories of all you animals. Keep loving them!

  6. What a wonderful way to start the day…. makes me happy just seeing the pictures and reading your comments! Thanks for sharing. Dorsey

  7. I love this world. I’ve been talking about you to my sister in the past few days and want to set up a phone call to bring you up to date about “Little Bob Jr”. and for some advice on my current kitty and my sister’s cat. Lo and behold, up pops your posting. Life is beautiful. I will follow the proper procedure and set up a time. Your fan,
    Bob from Idaho

  8. Donkeys and horses and mules, too, are quite different. Compatible and similar but distinct world views. Thanks for sharing the story and the photos — lovely to start a day with donkey whiskers! Love, carolyn

  9. Awesome, thanks for sharing!

  10. How do I contact you for an animal reading?

    On Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 11:09 AM Dawn’s Animal Connection wrote:

    > Dawn Allen posted: “I am so fortunate to have my equines living in my > backyard. I get to watch them graze from my office window (look at my > amazing view!) And I can visit them throughout the day. Mornings are the > most fun. As soon as one of the donkeys sees me moving aroun” >

    • On my website (this website) you can book appointments- choose the tab appropriate for new or returning clients and you will be able to see my calendar and book a session. Thanks, Dawn

  11. ahhhhh……that soft muzzle. I can feel and smell their sweet soft breath.

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