A few months ago, Leoni shared with us her list of things she wanted: a donkey, a shotgun, a cowboy and … actually, I can’t remember all of it and I’m not sure where to look it up. I do recall noting at the time that there was no discernable pattern to this list.
In any case, Leoni got one of the things.
Luna is five years old and is fully-grown.
She really seems to like people. She walked right up to Paul and me.
However, when Kaiah got a little too close, Luna went at her like blitzing linebacker after a quarterback. I thought they were just playing, but Karin said no. Luna was actually very serious about the whole thing. Apparently, donkeys don’t appreciate dogs the way we do.
Our introduction to Luna set off a rather unproductive conversation regarding donkeys, mules, burros, jackasses and horses and how it all works out. I walked away as confused as ever.
Karin says all the kids love her. Well, of course. I think a lot of the adults do to.
I couldn’t get over her pretty eyes.
Someone asked if they’re going use Luna for vaulting. I suppose you could train monkeys as her riders. But who has the time?
Come to think of it, a monkey may have been on Leoni’s list. Maybe there’s a pattern there after all.
For those of you interested in mules-donkeys-burros and how they think, I recommend you take a peek at the delightful blog Brays of Our Lives.
It is written by Fenway Bartholomule, the most handsomest mule you’ll ever see.
And after seeing Luna, City Limits Ranch sent us this photo of Lucy, reported to be the Best Donkey Donks ever: