After I posted the donkey picture the other day, and read your comments, I realized that these wonderful animals bring a lot of joy. I knew this of course, so I decided to tell more stories from the time I worked at the rescue.
After I retired from UCLA and we moved up here, the donkey rescue was located next door, on the property that Joyce later bought. As the rescue was just starting up, the owners asked if I would be interested in a part time job. I agreed and ended up managing the gift shop, writing thank you notes for donations, and writing stories for their news letter.
Of course I was also hanging out among the animals and, as I got to know them, learned how wonderful, loving, and smart donkeys really are.
But there were other animals there as well. This is the strange story of some goats, two of which ended up at the rescue.