Do you remember when I went to Longhope's Donkey Rescue with a neighbor a while back? She ended up adopting two donkeys....
The rescue was sure to emphasize that donkeys are hardy and do NOT need anything more than grass hay. They are animals that thrive in poor areas with not much lush food. Grain and rich alfalfa hay would cause obesity and many more issues than it's worth.
Our neighbors have a good pasture, you might say - a lush pasture. The donkeys are getting FAT with a capital F. Fat, fat, water rat, fat.
And then our phone rang Sunday morning at 6AM. Never good to have your phone ring very early or very late. We shot each other worried looks as we stumbled outta bed to the phone.
It was the neighbor with the donkeys. One of the donkeys was braying, braying, braying..... she went to see what the trouble was.
Lo and behold.
There was a completely unexpected, total surprise, what in the....? little wet pile of brand new baby donkey!
Could that baby be any cuter?