Monday, November 8, 2010

Skeeter School Saga

Guess what? I am now a Donkey Agent/PR person for Skeeter the minature donkey (this means I find places for him to visit, and my pay is I get to pet him and hold his rope).
See labels on sidebar under donkeys for former post on Skeeter

Kathy is training Skeeter to be a therapy donkey and intends to have him visit Nursing Facilites and schools. Last week he made his debut at

Skeeter arrived in his travel trailer, unloaded with help from Kathy and her dad, Jim. Walked into the school yard and waited for the fun to begin.


Minatures are known for their loving personalities and make great pets and are perfect for therapy pets as you will see for the next few post. He loved the children but they loved him more.




First he visited the toddlers, and I wish I had a recording of the excited sounds coming from them.



The children were asked to line up and listen to Kathy tell them a few donkey facts. After the talk, each child walked past and petting or hugged Skeeter.
She told them donkeys like hay to eat and they can live to be 30 years or older. Males are called Jacks and Females are Jenny's and Skeeter is very happy on his ranch with 7 horses and 2 dogs to play with.
Donkeys need company of other donkeys or horses to be happy.

(DON'T MISS TOMORROW'S POST AND YOU WILL SEE THE JOY OF PETTING A DONKEY)

18 comments:

Snapper II said...

Great blog, I like the header. I know the children enjoyed skeeter. I'm looking forward to following Skeeter's career.

lioneagle said...

Hi Sandra -

How precious! Thank you for being involved in the love demonstrations for our Lord!

From the Kitchen said...

You have gotten yourself one nice job and the pay is great!

Best,
Bonnie

Scott said...

What a fun post. I think some of the children were as interested in the lady with the camera as they were the donkey, at least for a minute. Skeeter is a little cutie. Oh, and congratulations on the new job, don't spend all your pay at once.

Ginny said...

Well, first, I LOVE yout header, it's so sweet! Gosh, I AM surprised at these pictures! The elementary school where Phil teaches doesn't allow photos on school grounds, for security reasons. Unless you get permission from each parent, and that's too much trouble for us to want to do. These pics are so cute!! You got adorable ones of the tots, are you going to show the other grades later in the week? Can't wait to see the petting tomorrow!! I really want that T-shirt on the left sidebar!!!!

Sunny said...

Oh how cute! I love the little kid's expressions. I can't wait to see more.
I recently took pictures of a donkey and he was quite small, I'm not sure if he's a minature or a burro or what!
☼ Sunny

THE OLD GEEZER said...

My wife is a preschool teacher. The children at her school would love Skeeter! :-)

George said...

I think Skeeter is going to have a very successful career, especially since he has such a great PR person! The joy on the faces of the toddlers in that second picture of them is wonderful. That's a great capture.

Remington said...

This is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I want a donkey!

S. Etole said...

The expressions you have caught say it well.

Ann said...

What a fun job. The looks on some of those little faces are adorable. They look totally fascinated.

Stacey Dawn said...

How cool is that?! He's so cute and heck - couldn't get any better pay than that! ;o)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is so neat, Sandra. I'm so glad you are going with them --as their chief helper!!!!!!! SO--you are the one who sets up all of the schools and nursing homes, etc... Right????? What a neat job!!!!

Skeeter is wonderful and I'm sure the children loved him...

Thanks for sharing this....
Hugs,
Betsy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That is a WONDERFUL job Sandra. What a lovely thing to be able to do. I am sure you are going to enjoy every minute of it. I know I would.

KleinsteMotte said...

Wow I really like this idea.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh how cute!! Well I would enjoy having one of those..love animals- the kids must of had a hoot! How exciting for them! Nice photos too!! Someone dropped off a litter of "therapy kittens" for me!! Now I'm playing hunter in the bushes!!
I am going to check out that video again..for some reason I kept getting an error..thanks Sandra, me-

SquirrelQueen said...

Skeeter is absolutely adorable, the kids must have had a ball meeting him. I have been around donkeys and they are so sweet, I would love to see one of the minature ones in person.

Dave said...

it seems you branching out to photo journalism.I love the images, i can see my 7 year daughter in the midst of it.

you are cool Sandra, more power to you.