Jack, short for Jackass, (that was already his name) came to the farm about a month ago. I did not mean to go looking for a donkey, though many times had considered one. I went to get a potbelly pig, Wilbur, a cute little boar. A few days later, the pig's wife came along, Clara and the two of them have set up house in an extra large dog house in the garden.
But, back to Jack. When I saw Jack, my heart broke. His halter had not been removed in too long and had affected the bones of his face. Fortunately, it had not grown right into the skin. I asked if he was for sale, thinking I should rescue him form that dire situation. He was and I bought him. He came home in a few days there after and I removed the halter. Jack has indentations that most likely will be permanent. He is much happier now without the halter. I can only imagine the pain it must have caused him. Talk about a head ache!
Jack is a small standard stud donkey. One day I will find him a girl friend and we will have a little ass of our own. He he. In the meantime, he is next to the sheep and where Elsie, the Jersey cow lives, but he has his own shelter. I was told by his former owner that he is not good with other animals, but he has shown no aggression to any so far. He could easily reach over the fence to the sheep on the other side and bite them if he was mean. I don't think I have anything to worry about though. He seems calm and good with the other critters on The Fat Ewe Farm.
Say hi to Jack!