Donkey? Or Just Another Jackass?

A *blogger acquaintance had asked me if this were a mule or a donkey, and I got to thinking about it: I really don’t know. So I checked the handy Wikipedia, and here’s the skinny:

  • donkey – a domesticated member of the horse family
  • mule – the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse
  • jackass – a male donkey

So, yeah, you really can’t determine which by this photo!  

*(If you want to learn about everyday life in India through photos and commentary, check out this wonderful blog:  http://ineveryatom.wordpress.com/. )                                                                                                

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU: To carry his load without resting, not to be bothered by heat or cold and always be content: these three things we can learn from a donkey.  ~Indian Proverb


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11 thoughts on “Donkey? Or Just Another Jackass?

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  2. He is so cute and adorable. I too think it is a donkey as they tend to be shorter. I can relate to your trepidation with petting him and yet wanting to, that must have been a difficult decision. 🙂 And a beautiful quote!
    And thank you very much for mentioning my blog. I really appreciate your kindness.

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