Please tell me all about your ass.

by Kurt
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My brother and I are saving money to buy a small ranch in a few years and we hope to rescue a few animals.

Donkeys are supposed to have great intelligence and are very sensitive and bond very well with humans. They also live for an average of 35 years and are easy to care for.

In my research, I've come across "guard donkeys" a few times and how great donkeys can be. It's seems donkeys are very protective of their territory and will protect other animals they have bonded with. While other animals will turn and run at the sight of a predator, donkeys will stay and fight, standing on their back legs and kicking with their front.

They are great protection against foxes, coyotes and bob cats, and will even bay loudly at human tresspassers.

I've read that to gain a horse's respect, you just need to prove you can be a leader. But to gain a donkey's respect, you have to earn its trust.

Anyone here ever had a donkey or know anything about them?
  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    Anyone here ever had a donkey or know anything about them?
    I know enough to know they're harder animals than they look. I've not told many people this but a few months back I was walking my dogs. I was staying at a very rural location and was walking them through some fields. As I walked I saw a donkey walking towards us.

    With no warning he jumped up, kicked and tried to bite me. I punched it hard in the face and all it did was make him angry. He bit one of my dogs on the back end really hard and began trampling the other who was lying down in terror.

    Awful as it sounds I had to pick up a lump of wood and beat the animal off. Both of my dogs are big dogs too and they were clueless what to do.

    Point is, I fully understand how they can become gaurd donkeys. I didn't let go of the lump of wood until I was clear of the field and the donkey stayed close at all times until we'd gone. I wouldn't mind but it was a public bloody footpath.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    This isn't exactly on point to your request, but it's a good read Animals find peace at sanctuary - Houston Chronicle
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Closer to home:

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      My uncle had horses and one "burro". He said "if we call him a donkey he might take on 'airs'".

      Don't know how protective he was but he sure was a sweetie.
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Don't know how protective he was but he sure was a sweetie.
        Just as a caveat, I'm not saying all donkeys are lunes. Just that particular one but I'm sure he had a reason and it just would have been better had I been walking elsewhere at the time. They're very smart and they're not scared either. Very nice animals though.

        There. I don't want anyone thinking I'm a donkey hater. Far from it, my experience made me respect the little blighter a great deal. I don't think my dogs would agree though.

        Football hooligan donkey wasn't that little either, for the record.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

          Just as a caveat, I'm not saying all donkeys are lunes. Just that particular one but I'm sure he had a reason and it just would have been better had I been walking elsewhere at the time. They're very smart and they're not scared either. Very nice animals though.

          There. I don't want anyone thinking I'm a donkey hater. Far from it, my experience made me respect the little blighter a great deal. I don't think my dogs would agree though.

          Football hooligan donkey wasn't that little either, for the record.
          Richard, is it true you overheard one dog say to the other, "That donkey's a Bad Ass!"?
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    My ass is a pinkish white and quite hairy. My wife tells me it doesn't smell to good most of the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

    My ass is a pinkish white and quite hairy. My wife tells me it doesn't smell to good most of the time.
    That's because you're meant to use your nose.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Another good thing about donkeys is that they are very efficient eaters. A donkey only needs to eat about 1 - 1.5% of its weight daily. A horse needs to eat 2 - 2.5% of its body weight.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    The neighbors had a donkey when I was a kid. He took to us pretty well and had a pretty kewl personality. He was a gentle animal with us kids. There were a few teenage boys that it would take off after now and again, but they probably deserved it - he never hurt anyone seriously, though.

    Anyway - I like the little guys. They're pretty kewl people.

    As far as the Donkey attacking you, Richard. Was it possible there was something hurt laying in some bushes or behind a tree that it was trying to keep you and your dogs away from?
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Please tell me all about your ass.
      Kurt, I thought we had discussed this in another thread. Anyway, when it's cold outside, it is referred to as Blue Moon. :p

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      • Profile picture of the author Brian John
        kurt, that's personal and not sure i feel comfortable talking about it. i do however have a giant cock...

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        • Profile picture of the author bravo75
          Originally Posted by Brian John View Post

          kurt, that's personal and not sure i feel comfortable talking about it. i do however have a giant cock...

          That actually made me laugh out loud.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Please tell me all about your ass.
      Oh, you meant that ass!

      Okay then,



      It hurts. :p

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