D = Donkey

This Donkey appears to be a guard donkey. He hangs out in a field with horses. It is my understanding that donkeys do not like coyotes, dogs, etc. and will protect farm animals from such creatures in the event of an attack.

Guard Donkey

Guard Donkey

So lets hear it for this brave little donkey!

Shy donkey

Shy donkey

Though he seems a bit shy and not a hero that likes to have a big fuss made over him!


The A – Z Challenge will run through April. Each day is a different letter and a different photo…I hope you all enjoy!

19 thoughts on “D = Donkey

  1. lilicasplace

    These are beautiful photos. I know donkeys were (are) used as workhorses, but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a guard donkey. I love it. πŸ™‚ Thanks for that tidbit of info. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Hugs. Eva

  2. roweeee

    Beautiful photos of the donkey. I don’t see them often in Australia but thanks for the reminder of the guard donkey. A few years back, I found my English book from year 8 at school when I was about 14, which is a difficult time for teens and I found a poem called “The Donkey” by Chesteron, which I think you’d enjoy: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177440
    xx Rowena

      1. roweeee

        If you look at my E post, you will see a list of Easter traditions from around the world and I thought your post was a great PS. I love all these cultural traditions and don’t want to see us all melt into a shapeless grey blob because everyone becomes the same. It’s not always easy being different or special but we need diversity.

      2. treerabold Post author

        We do need diversity. As they say imagine how boring this world would be if we were all alike!!
        I will check out your Easter tradition post!!

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  4. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I’m not a horse person, however I did notice many of the horse farms by me had a donkey, so I asked the neighbor why. He said everything you said, but in addition, they are very calm animals and they keep the horses calm. They are cheaper to feed also. So they are all around guardians of horses, how cool is that? !


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