Malagash Mayzie

Mayzie was born in May 2010 at Malagash on the North Shore of Nova Scotia, the daughter of Lisa and Mickey. She arrived at the croft on April 5, 2011. She loves grass and hay. For treats we give her apples and carrots and bread — she’ll do just about anything for bread.

Mayzie loves attention and is very curious, so seldom shies from strangers.

Mayzie and Sweet Annie on a frosty morning, November 11, 2014

Mayzie and Sweet Annie on a frosty morning, November 11, 2014

Miniature Donkey

Mayzie grazing in her first pasture.

While visiting Mayzie for the first time where she was born, my daughter took pictures of Mayzie and her family.

Miniature Donkey

Mayzie (in the front) and her sister with her nose over her back.

Miniature Donkeys

Miniature donkeys are also known as Sardinian donkeys and Miniature Mediterranean donkeys. They originated in the Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The first minis arrived in North America in the early 1900s. They are known for their sweet, sociable disposition and their eagerness to learn. Donkeys are often used as guard animals for flocks of sheep and herds of goats, to pull carts, to carry packs and small individuals and as pets. They can begin ‘work’ when they mature, at the age of three. A male donkey is called a jack while a female is called a jenny or janet. To learn more about the miniature donkey, visit the Canadian Donkey & Mule Association.

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