In this CNN video you will hear Tracy Miller tell what kind of treats they use to help train the donkeys. In fact it is a rather odd item they feed them for treats. It’s on the verge of being cannibalistic. Tracy also speaks about some misconceptions when it comes to what the general public thinks of donkeys. And to hear him tell of how some of these animals are treated is just pathetic. Good thing there are people like Tracy Miller who is willing to step in and take these animals out of the horrible situation and give them a safe place where food and water is there for them at all times.
Did you see those faces? Who in their right mind couldn’t just fall in love with them?
I know that donkeys do make great companion animals for other species. They are also used to help bring cows to the barn from pastures. A donkey will come when “called” much sooner than a cow will. Once the donkey heads to the barn, the cows will follow.
I could see myself having a donkey one day. Maybe I would name it Fred. Not sure why I would pick that name but it just seems to fit my vision of a perfect donkey.
If you know someone that would love to have a donkey on their farm, be sure to have them check out Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. They might just have a perfect donkey to fit your personality. Adoption is not just great for cats and dogs…donkeys need forever homes also.
They have a “live” cam of the rescue. It is not quite like a Ustream live can as it is images uploaded but, you can still check it out. Peaceful Valley is also on YouTube and Twitter (the Twitter and Youtube really needs to be updated). They don’t seem to have a Facebook Page but, you can find the “personal” profile of Mark Meyers that must be representing the Donkey Rescue.
Gosh, I really wished I lived out by them to help them get a good FB, Twitter, and Youtube going so, people could learn more about what they do and the animals the care for. But, for now we just need to spread he word about it ourselves the best we can.
Go ahead and share this post with your friends…lets get these cute “asses” some attention and good homes!