Friday, October 31, 2014
He looks adorable, but Bob is always angry when he sees the donkey.
"Don't they realize that donkey needs a mate? These animals are social -- they're meant to be in a HERD! It makes me so sad to see that."
While the donkey looks well cared-for, and he is not visibly stressed, I feel is right. I imagine the donkey is in the equivalent of solitary confinement, or stranded on a desert island. And he might live out his life this way. I do think that interspecies socializing can be a reasonable substitute -- goats and cats are often friends with racehorses and stallions. I never see any other animal, human or otherwise, out with this donkey.
I hope that I'm anthropomorphizing the situation, and that this donkey is not lonely. But imagine if Bob is right. What a sad situation.