In honor of International Donkey Week (May 6-11), we asked our readers to share photos and stories about their favorite long-eared equines. | Photo: iStock
“All the kids call him 'Donkey' because he looks like the donkey in the (Shrek) movies. His real name is Louie. I think he likes Donkey better because all the kids brings him treats!” | Photo: Leann Conway
“Dominic looking cute as a button.” | Photo: Bonnie Schaff Davis
“This is Lady, our first donkey. This is a photo of when we first got her in November 2018. She knows she is special and demands attention and love. She gets very upset when she doesn't get her cuddles. She is a barn favorite and we estimate her age to be about 3 years old." | Photo: Felicia Jan Fontaine
“This is Tippa the donkey and her girl Taylor. They both love pink and having their picture taken together." | Photo: Beth McElwee Bristol
"My rescue donkey Oscar inspired our children's book, 'Beauford The Patriotic Donkey.' Folks love Oscar." | Photo: FJ Thomas
"This is Rosie. She's my first donkey and a mini to boot. This is the view I see most of her because all she wants from life is someone to scratch her rear. She’s a riot, she’s wicked smart, and she’s a super skeptic. I love her!" | Photo: Laura Moss
"Love, love, love this sweet mini donkey owned by a great friend. That's her 'deposit treats here' face!" | Photo: Suzanne Strickland Stern
"This is Yolanda. Nothing but sweetness." | Photo: Diane Fackleman Demott
"Geronimo (left) and Beauregard (right) have been steadfast companions to my horse, Ritzy." | Photo: Lynne Rose Galbreath
"I have two spotted miniature donkeys. The mother’s name is Ellie-Mae. Her small, spicy daughter is named Chili Pepper. After weaning, Chili Pepper bonded strongly with my retired appendix mare, and now the two are totally inseparable." | Photo: @KaitsCritters
"One of our four adorable donkeys at the Happy Little Hooves Pony and Donkey Sanctuary! This is Chocolate Puddin'." | Photo: Happy Little Hooves Sanctuary
"Our little donkey family. Mom Duchess (middle) was a wild donkey for 8 years. Son Charlie, 20 months old, has a congenital heart murmur and EPM. We adopted Charlie and his mom to save his life. She was pregnant with Norsu, born Feb 1, so we have a sweet foal. We love all them dearly!" | Photo: Carlota J.
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