Donkeys are very different than horses… especially when it comes to food and water intake.






I have donkeys (everyone should have one) and horses here.  Although they can eat the same foods sometimes, it is important to know how and why donkey food/water intake is different from horses.

I will say that if you provide the correct foods for both donkeys and horses in the same pasture (and the donkeys and horses are equitable in size and strength) they can usually live together – because the donkeys will pick the foods that are best for them.  However, I will also say that donkeys will overeat and get robust/fat quickly, if not monitored – and that is not good.  Donkeys can colic and founder just like horses.

So, it is important to understand how the food/water continuum is different between the two, before you put them together… and before you house a donkey.

*If you have the room and can afford to house/feed donkeys, please adopt.  Get 2 because they need a herd.  Donkeys eat the sticks and twigs that horses won’t (but you still have to feed them proper nutrition), eat less than a horse, drink less than a horse, are very loving, brave and they will fiercely protect their home.  Where a horse will run away from danger, a donkey will run towards it.  No more dangerous cats or coyotes or large birds around.  Donkeys keep everything out of their pastures.  They are wonderful companion animals and Guard animals.  Adopting donkeys keeps them out of the slaughter/donkey hide tea trade pipeline.

GREAT PODCAST!

I received this email from Standlee feeds about exactly this topic!  I thought it important to pass it along.

Listen to this podcast and you will understand the food/water needs of donkeys vs. horses.

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EASTER SUNDAY.






Easter is a time to be thankful for what another has done for us.

Nowadays, most people spend Easter with family…  I don’t have much family, however, I have so many people to be thankful for – I couldn’t begin to name one without feeling badly about not naming another.

So, instead, I’ll name my dogs.

Presently, we have two dogs who drive me absolutely insane – daily.  They are too busy, very needy and they wake up very early.

However, I adore them.

Vivienne is the peace keeper.  She is very serious and very neurotic about certain things.

Natty effervesces with joy de vivre.  He is always, ALWAYS happy.  Natty’s tail wags so often and so hard that he once sprained his tail and couldn’t move it for a few days.

Vivienne guards and protects.  Natty has fun all day long.

So on this Easter Sunday, I shine a light on my love-giving dogs who are as innocent and kind as God would want.

FOR EXAMPLE…

Here is Natty, not upset at all that I’ve just scolded him for ruining his bed, getting into the Christmas wrap and chewing on boxes.

As you can see, even when I am being very stern, he doesn’t ever believe that anyone could ever be angry with him.

Here we have very serious Vivienne, who knows how bad this is and is trying to make sure that I know that she had nothing to do with it.

Here we have Vivey with the exact same serious expression as she puts her protective paw over little Natty.

Hubby has an app where he can have cards created and sent to me. This was my Valentine’s card from the dogs. Vivey very serious. Natty full of confidence. They are such amazing creatures.

HAPPY EASTER!

 

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