I was watching the donkeys being the individuals that they are.
Cookie, the pretty longear on the right of the above picture, is a bit different than the other longears here. She is always in your face. Has to see what you are doing all the time. Nothing fazes her. And I mean nothing.
When I am cleaning the stalls some of the donks have to come in and see what I am doing ( yeah, like it isn't something they haven't seen done before!) Well, they get in the way and I shoo them out. And they leave.
Cookie on the other hand just looks at me and stands there. Not budging.
It dawned on me that out of all the donkeys here, Cookie is the only one who has never known cruelty or neglect. Her previous owner gave her to us because she didn't feel Cookie was getting all the attention she needed.
All of the other longears have a history of abuse and or neglect.