Soooo....It looks like this little guy is going to come live with me.
This is Al, he lives with Rosie, the laminitic mare I have been working on. Al also has hoof issues that really need some careful attention. He was extremely neglected for the first 5-6 years of his life and ended up at an auction with horribly overgrown elf-slipper hooves. Rosie's mom took pity on him and was the only person to raise her hand at the sale, buying him for $10. She had him gelded and has tried to get his feet taken care of, but the farrier was just not very good with donkey hooves and they have not recovered as they should.
Al (I call him Little Albert Einstein, because he is super smart, quirky and tough) needs some special care for a while and his person is having health issues so....yeah, he is coming to my house.
Because apparently some higher power thinks I need another donkey - or that he needs me.
I'm not entirely sure how I always manage to get myself into these things, but, God help me, he isn't the first and probably won't be the last. I am SUCH a sucker and this Little Einstein knows just how to push all my buttons.