Romeo's donkey partner had been killed by a car on a local highway and the police called and asked if we could contain Romeo (the name we gave him) now in danger of getting back on the highway. We arrived to find a very stressed donkey who continued to circle back to sniff his lifeless companion. It was very sad to witness, but it is very important that equines are able to "say goodbye" to their deceased friends and family. We always respected his time with his buddy and did not attempt to catch him while he was close to his friend.
We eventually caught him but only after a friend helped by roping him. He was much too strong and stressed for us to be able to hold onto him with just a rope.
He is approximately five years old. Gentle but wary. He is very sweet and our little Polly loves to hang out with him.
Our other gelding, Norton, is jealous of Romeo's presence when the girls are in season, and wants to bite at Romeo, which is funny because neither of them is jacks! They are both gelded; they just don't believe it! Well, Norton doesn't anyway!
• Jim J.
˙Greg & Sue K.
˙Curt & Barbara A.
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