Monday, July 20, 2009

Photo a week...

When animals look directly into the camera lens it always makes me laugh... their noses look huge, but ..they look so.... uhm... appealing I guess would be a good word. So cute. ...














This little red girl stole my heart....











look how dainty she is....










This big one is called a Mammoth... and unlike the mini's who are about 32 to 36... will grow to about 54 inches at the shoulders.... and walks away when it darn well feels like it..even when picture taking is happening.... the little guys were much more co-operative...although they all loved attention, and ear fondling, scratches and hugs.....





















This is the new addition to their place. He is supposed to be what is called a Red Spotted ... I don't know...I sure hope he gets some colour soon.... or they might have an albino on their hands.... for which they paid a huge sum...











Ever since I found Sheaffer's blog and had such fun reading it and learning a bit about donkeys, I've wanted to see some up close and to touch them. When I was at my sister's, we went to see these guys at a nearby ranch.... they had lots of them just waiting to tug at heart strings...... I want that little red girl.... of course, she is the only one not for sale. Oh, what am I saying.... I live in the city... although, she might like her very own lush green yard. I could build a fence... I could get rid of my noisy lawn mower. I could scoop tiny donkey poo...

11 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

they are all so cute :D I love their ears and that is a huge size difference between the mammoth donkey and the minis.

hmm if it was an albino wouldn't it have reddish coloured eyes?

Michelle Eaton said...

Oh how sweet! I love donkeys. That little one is so cute.

Silke said...

Oh, I love donkeys! I remember when I would ride our horse when I was younger, seeing donkeys always freaked him out. It's like they weren't quite "right" - they looked like horses, but they sure didn't sound like them. Always made me laugh... Great photos! :) Silke

Serena said...

Awwwwwww....I want one! They are so cute!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Love the photo of the donkey looking down the camera lens.
They are all so cute and such lovely animals.

Hugs
Carolyn

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh those little donkeys are so cute!

Shashi Nayagam said...

They are rather sweet aren't they. I have always had a soft spot for them.

Daisy said...

Donkeys sure are cute! They h ave friendly faces.

HElen said...

What a face :) !!!

ponymaid said...

What a grand day out in the company of donkeys! Is there a small red girl donkey now living in your back yard by any chance? You would be a most excellent donkey companion. I will write you a reference.

Your friend,
Sheaffer

Sandy said...

I so love animal photos and these are great. I will check out that blog.