On one of our Community Programme visits in November, we were treating a group of donkeys and met one in particular who can only be described as a bit of a nuisance!
The gorgeous looking, typical big Cypriot donkey, was so easy to handle and well behaved, we didn't think twice about leaving him to wander around the field while we attended to the other donkeys.
We should have known better as he decided that all of the equipment we had in the back of our truck, just had to be removed or eaten! Totally ignoring anything we said, arm waving and even taking him to another area, he kept going back to the truck.
Grabbing boxes, the cool box containing our drinks and food, even the truck cover, nothing was safe! Eventually, one of us had to stand guard the whole time! A logical thing to have done would have been to put a head collar on him and tie him up somewhere, but as he had us all in fits of laughter, we just couldn't bring ourselves to do it.
He actually managed to train us - 'keep scratching my neck and bottom and I promise I'll leave things alone'! We'd love to take him home with us but nothing would be safe. Perhaps we should just walk in the field next year rather than drive?