Friday, April 1, 2011

Donkeys and Dogs

Donkeys are supposed to hate canines, which is one of the reasons I got my donkeys.  They were supposed to keep coyotes and other predators away from my goats.   I have no idea if a coyote or fox has put Chy and Shiloh to the test but so far we've been lucky.

Lately I've been letting the goats and donkeys out in our lawn (outside their fence) because the grass is much greener and thicker than what's in their pasture.  I've been careful not to let our dogs out while the donkeys were grazing.  That is, until yesterday.  I forgot and let the dogs out.  I held my breath as the dogs got closer and closer, just waiting for the donkeys ears to go back and charge them.  Here's what happened instead.

Maybe I should be worried.  Maybe my donkeys would allow any dog or predator to enter their fence.  For now I'm just glad all "my" animals get along. 

I'm including this next picture just because I like it.


  1. It looks as though they're having a conversation over the fence, "Home Improvement" without the boards.

  2. SWEET!!! Love the goats gossiping over the fence.

  3. mary pannabecker steinerApril 3, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    That last photo is SO great! They look like Ike when he stands at our living room windows watching for squirrels or other little dogs. What are they looking at?

  4. They're trying to reach the honeysuckle vines on the other side of the fence.