Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ass: Equus Asinus

There are probably more names for a donkey than any other equine species. It's Latin name is Equus asinus. The male donkey is called a  Jack, hence the word Jack Ass, which I often call our local and national politicians.

The female is a Jennet or Jenny; no relation to our loveable Jenny Matlock, who decided to do another round of alphabet Thursday. She'll be sorry. In fact she probably already is, after reading this "A" post.

Donkeys are fun to have around. They're highly intelligent, and love social interaction with people. They're exceptionally good with small children with whom they establish a formidable bond, especially against parents .

If you're in the market for something larger than a dog, but not as big as a horse, a donkey is for you.The best part is, if you call your husband a Jack Ass, he'll think you're talking to the donkey.

13 comments:

Rose said...

What a fun idea for the letter A!

lissa said...

I did not know that donkeys are Jenny and Jack -- that sounds too much like real people. fun post! thanks for sharing.

hope you have a sweet day.

Destination Infinity said...

What a conceptual blog your have!!! :)

Randy Johnson said...

A can attest that they do make great pets. My wife has two... well three counting me.

Valerie said...

Donkeys are lovable creatures. I am a dog lover but could never ride on it's back... thus, next time I will buy an ass. Great post to start the alphabet.

Pam Beers. said...

That's right, Randy, you do have two donkeys not counting you. ;)

Esther Joy said...

We have a "Jack" that resides in our farm rental pasture. He loves to be fed out leftovers when I clean out the refrigerator!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Donkeys get a bum deal, if you ask me (no pun intended, hehe) They are pretty cute though!!

Granny-Guru said...

Whenever we used to try to get my father-in-law to sing, he would tell us the story about when he was out ploughing the field with a donkey. He started to sing and the donkey turned and looked at him like, "You're kidding, right?"

lightly said...

Donkey's are honest and hardworking i not sure why you will insult them by including them with politicians.

Pam Beers. said...

You're absolutely right, lightly. I'll use my other favorite name for politicians and leave my donkey friends alone.

Pondside said...

About 5 years ago I almost got a donkey for my birthday. It was before or after the year I actually did get a peacock for my birthday - yes, my family is into eclectic gift-giving. Luckily, my daughter overheard her dad making arrangements for the donkey and called me. I called my Dear Husband an put a stop to this almost-gift. I reminded him that donkeys live a long time and that we'd have to make adjustments to our wills, one day, to provide for the donkey.

Jenny said...

Ahahaha! It is always an awesome experience visiting your post for the week!

Thanks for the chuckle.

Amazing start to round 7!

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