Can’t stop the donkeys!

(I have considered discontinuing Donkey Wednesday.  Frankly it is difficult to locate a new donkey story or hatch a new donkey thought every week.  Actually, it’s interesting that a cursory search of Intetnet news usually does yield some ass-related tidbit.  This fact coupled with the fact that donkeys just make me happy have caused the donkeys to make the move over to WordPress.)

A donkey named Poppy saved a goat named Buttermilk from a mountain lion whose name is being with withheld for legal reasons.  The story appeared yesterday but the attack actually occurred about 5 weeks ago in Paradise, California.

Poppy & Buttermilk

Poppy & Buttermilk

Art Colyer, the animals’ owner, was awakened one night by a terrible ruckus in the barnyard.  He discovered a mountain lion had Buttermilk the goat by the face.  Here’s how he relates the subsequent events:

“All of the sudden Poppy, the donkey, came running out of the periphery into the spotlight and she was just braying with just amazing intensity right in the face of the face of this mountain lion,” he said. “Her next move was to just start stomping on him. She started just running around a whooping it up and hitting him with everything she had. It was amazing how she just laid into him.”

This reminds me of that great scene from Brighty Of The Grand Canyon where Brighty has to fight the mountain lion.  But this was in REAL LIFE.  Poppy is one bad-ass frickin’ donkey!

Anyway, Buttermilk has recovered nicely and she and Poppy are now very close friends.  You can watch the news report and read more about it here.

In closing, I’d like to show you a well-known internet picture of which this story reminds me.

Worst Dogs Ever


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rossruns
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 21:53:03

    Such a cool story. I’ll be sad if you discontinue the donkeys – perhaps make it a once a month thing instead of once a week? 🙂


  2. brownamazon
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 23:38:38

    Great story! Only thing better than a tale about a donkey is a tale featuring a donkey AND a goat!

    Oh, and OMG…a PIEBALD donkey? *dies*


  3. lauowolf
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 00:01:32

    There cannot be a donkey shortage.
    That would be just wrong.

    Utterly cool story.


  4. homebody
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 02:50:22

    Whoa… I had no idea donkeys were so protective. Yay Poppy! I hope you keep up Donkey Wednesday, at least on whenever the urge strikes.


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