January 9th, 2012
Reading the Donkey Companion
Posted by F&S
You may recall our blog the other day about visiting the Tractor Supply store with G.K. and Uncle Carlos. It turns out that we really did buy that book called the Donkey Companion, written by Sue Weaver. It’s filled with all sorts of useful information and one thing we learned is that not all donkeys are built the same!
1 Francesca, come and read this book with me!
2 It's the book we got at the Tractor Supply Store - The Donkey Companion. I thought maybe we could gain a little insight on our donkey pals, Rufus, Billie, and Clive!
3 Wow, Sharkey! I never realized there were so many different breeds of donkeys! I guess we're so used to our Miniature Sicilian donks!
4 Now here's an interesting tidbit! Sicilian Miniature donkeys are also referred to as Mediterranean or Sardinian donkeys, because the breed originates from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia off of Italy.
5 Look, Franny! Our donks are the smallest variety there is, reaching a height no taller than three feet to their withers, or shoulder blades.
6 I can't believe the donks are considered 'small!' We, Frenchies, are no more than a foot tall. Can you imagine how tiny we would be in comparison to a standard donkey, let alone the mammoth size breed?
7 I know, Sharkey! I love the horses, but it can be intimidating even for pups as brave as us to stand at the feet of a mighty Friesian!
8 Oh, Franny, look at this one! It's a Spotted Ass! Doesn't that look a bit like Billie? Not that I think of Billy as an ass.
9 I don't know how Billie would react to being called a Spotted Ass, do you? I wouldn't want to be the one to say it!
10 Actually, this book says that there's an American Council of Spotted Asses, where you can register spotted donks! I'm sure Billie is proud of her spots, and if not, she should be! After all, I'm quite proud of the pink spot above my mouth.
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