|Little Sara and her sidekick LadyBug|
As winter nears and the donkeys grow their fuzzy winter coats, they seem to become less interested in hugs and scritches. I on the other hand finally have time to give hugs and scritches so look out donkeys, here I come.
Did you know that the donkeys stay warm by somehow expanding their unique hair and capturing a layer of air against their skin. This air heats up and as long as they aren't disturbed, it keeps them warm. I compare it to how a dry suit works for scuba divers. This is very important as their winter coats don't keep out rain and snow like horse hair does.
So....scritching and hugs are limited to the donkeys' heads which is still okay by me. It is just wonderful being able to spend time with them.