|Posted by PrimRose on September 14, 2017 at 7:20 AM|
This is a Sarah Rose (blue halter) and her daughter Lily. They're large standard donkeys. Sara Rose is 46 years old, the oldest donkey at the sanctuary. Lily is 5 years old and is a very friendly sweet girl. Lily loves being groomed and cranes her neck around and quivers her lips to show how much she's enjoying being brushed. She also has gone through some naughty periods where she would stand in the middle of an open gate so it could not be closed.
Having a foal at 41 is very old for a donkey to be reproducing. Jennets (female donkeys) never stop going into heat so it is up to their owners to prevent them from mating. Jennets also carry for 12 months, as anyone who has ever been pregnant knows, that sounds long! Sara Rose has few teeth left and needs a large bowl of mush (fit and fibre and water) for breakfast and dinner to get her nutrients. She loves being groomed like her daughter and would love to see visitors on Thursday and Sunday from 1-4pm.