Thursday, July 30, 2020

Favorite Pictures From The Donkey Rescue

On a cold and stormy December day in 2007, I had the privilege of watching a burro give birth. And see this newborn take her first steps. In my mind, I named her Storm.

Later I took this picture of her, her mom, and an auntie burro. You would often see another burro helping the mother and watching out for the young ones. 

Rescued female burros would often come to the rescue pregnant. The males would be castrated upon arrival. 

Here in the American West, a burro is a feral donkey. Many were rescued by the Donkey Rescue where I worked part-time in 2007. It was located next door here, where Joyce lives now

This is my favorite photo ever. I have an enlargement on my living room wall. 


  1. I do hope that when they move the donkey rescue that they moved all the donkeys to a bigger better place and did not have to close it. It is an absolutely precious photo all three of them that but that baby steals the show

  2. What a precious little burro!

  3. Hi Inger - it's wonderful they're being rescued and looked after ... your love of animals always comes across - excellent to know about the picture hanging on your wall ... just perfect for you. Take care - Hilary

  4. Burros are cute enough but a baby is just adorable. Gotta love it.

  5. What a sweet picture and a sure winner. I didn't know that there were feral donkeys. There sure are a lot of them in the background. I noticed that the ground is very rocky. If I was there, I would probably rake them so they have a smooth ground to walk on.
    Thanks for making me smile.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. Nothing sweeter than a baby burro! Makes me want to read one of the childrens books about a burro and feel happy. Enjoy your day!

  7. the photo is so cute and I would have loved to work for that rescue place. Along the 15 freeway off to the side you could see a ranch where donkeys would come close to the fence. We use to stop there often and I would take photos of them. I imagine you enjoyed your time at the rescue center.

  8. Such gentle faces and lovely ears, the rest of the "family" behind them. Donkey /burro/ horse rescues are such an important part of all our lives. No wonder you have the photo on display.

  9. What a wonderful experience!!! And great pictures.

  10. How lovely to have a part in rescuing these nice animals. The pictures are great. That baby!

  11. oh be still my heart! how could anyone in the world not love them!
    and to be a part of their lives for even just a little while... such a privilege.
    thank you for these pictures. xoxo

  12. Wonderful photos. Such long legs to grow into. So cute!!

  13. Very beautiful photos, Inger!
    Just great you can see a burro give birth and the first steps of the newborn!
    I never had this experience before.
    Lots of hugs!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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