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)