The donkeys for tomorrow arrived, so lovely to see them here. They do have a couple of stallion Jack donkeys which are used for breeding mules here at the University. They were equally excited to see lots of donkeys arrive.
There is a range of donkeys from minis, to larger standard donkeys, even one with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) freeze brand identifying him as a former free ranging feral donkey removed from federal lands as part of their control measures for wild burros and mustangs. It is a big day for them too. 150 people. Strange environment, so it will be important to only do what they can do and not put pressure on them.
They all have one thing in common, very little handling. In fact in some cases no handling at all. Some of these donkeys are up for adoption so it would be great to make a difference to them over the next couple of days in the hope it might help them find a forever home.
Tomorrow will be a great chance to learn from so many donkeys and donkey people, looking forward to it but also quite fearful too so of for some sleep as have to be at the barn early to help get the donkeys all in the right places before the morning of presentations.
Wish me luck.