I’ve learnt a lot about donkeys since I took on two rescues a few years ago. They are highly emotional and intelligent creatures, of whom you need to earn their trust. Not such an easy job when their previous lives had obviously been so traumatic. But little by little, they come around. It’s an incredibly rewarding process.
Donkeys are very tidy creatures, they toilet in the same area (separate spots for #1’s and #2’s) and love nothing more than a good old dust bath, again in the same chosen spot. Ours have adopted the sandy area over the top of our biocycle as their dirt bath area.
I’ve taken the following photos of Irwin totally enjoying his bath last weekend. Sorry, they are so hard to see but it was taken from a way away so as not to disturb him.
I do believe he is smiling…