Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Oct 07, 2013
Flip the Donkey
We have a beast of burden on our farm who is more of a burden than is meant to reduce the burden. His name is flip. This donkey is probably the laziest animal I ever did come across. We have tried everything we can do with Flip but eventually we just gave up and left him as our farm mascot. He is of more use to us as a mascot than to help us ferry things around the farm.
We came across Flip at the local animal market and he was towing a large cart and looked rather strong at the time. After consulting with our farm manager we agreed that we could use a donkey to help us around the house. The owner told us how effective flip was in any farm and that he was as strong as a work horse. I guess he was talking about a different donkey because when we got home, we tried everything to get him to do some work around the farm but to no avail. He was the laziest donkey in the world.
Flip is so lazy that he even finds it a problem getting up to go and drink some water. If we did not force feed him, he would have probably died of hunger. We are not planning to buy another donkey for the farm but we have considered dressing Flip in the farm colors and having him walk around the farm to make the other animals happy.