How do you dust a donkey?

I finally caught Happy’s dust bath in pictures! Usually, when I see him in action – I don’t have time to grab the camera. I believe donkeys take dust baths 1) as a way to clean themselves and 2) to help keep flies off of them.

Step 1 - find a nice spot of dry soil.

Step 1 – find a nice spot of dry soil.

Step 2 - Kick up your heels and let the joy begin!!

Step 2 – Kick up your heels and let the joy begin!!

Step 3 - Now, use your tail as a feather duster to create a nice cloud of dust.

Step 3 – Now, use your tail as a feather duster to create a nice cloud of dust.

Step 4 - Gracefully (?) return to guard duties as a refreshed donkey.

Step 4 – Gracefully (?) return to guard duties as a refreshed donkey.

I wish I enjoyed dusting that much!!

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About Marla Rose

This blog documents country life in central Illinois with lots of pictures, and various other ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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8 Responses to How do you dust a donkey?

  1. Judy Seyfert says:

    Our herd likes to run around a bit, get sweaty, then roll in the dirt. The sweat helps the dirt stick for better fly control. Today they are just standing around catching the breezes from the bottoms.

  2. pattisj says:

    This type of dusting would be much more fun!

  3. I need to ask a stupid question here. Why do you have a donkey? What do they do around the farm? Enjoyed this post.

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