Roger Richardson esq by jantan

Roger Richardson esq

Roger Richardson (Rog to his friends) is one of the donkeys that I foster from the Donkey Sanctuary. He is 13 years old, and was originally a Blackpool Beach Donkey, who was 'let go' because of 'leading issues.'

Donkeys usually form a very strong bond with one other donkey of either sex who is known as their 'friend.' Roger Richardson came to us about 15 months ago as a companion to Jack (who appeared on my Jan 1st picture) because Jack's 'friend' Lilly had sadly passed away. He is quite a skittish chap by donkey standards, and although he trusts me much more than he did when he came to us, I still have some way to go.

Quite a bright day today. Still very muddy though. In fact we had to go to Graham’s rescue with a spare pair of boots while he was out with the dogs this morning because the mud pulled the sole off one of the ones he was wearing.
Roger does have that alert, ready to run, look about him!
You did a fine job with his portrait, though, with the wonderful back light rimming his neck. Wonderful background with your shallow DoF to create that beautiful soft bokeh.
January 17th, 2021  
Roger is a handsome chap.
January 17th, 2021  
@farmreporter thank you for your lovely comment Wendy, he is actually watching my husband who is unloading bales of hay and straw in the hay store.
January 17th, 2021  
He's very handsome and he looks peaceful.
January 17th, 2021  
He is gorgeous. Fav
January 17th, 2021  
Wonderful portrait of Roger.
January 17th, 2021  
Rog has a beautiful face....I could just feel the softness if I ran my hand down his nose. He’s a very lucky donk!
January 17th, 2021  
You have such a wonderful array of animals! Such great photo ops! But I know it must take a lot of care on a daily basis. This makes me smile!
January 17th, 2021  
Beautiful portrait of a distinguished old fellow.
January 17th, 2021  
A kind eye and a soft warm muzzle. Beautiful boy. FAV for sure
January 17th, 2021  
Beautiful detail
January 17th, 2021  
omg. You foster Donkeys?? Life goals realized!! How wonderful.
January 18th, 2021  
@debgasc yes, we are very lucky Debbie. It was a lifelong dream for me. We've been fostering them for about 15 years now.
January 18th, 2021  
Lovely donkey portrait
January 18th, 2021  
What a lovely fellow, I hope he bonds again. fav
January 18th, 2021  
He looks a character great shot
January 18th, 2021  
So lovely!
January 18th, 2021  
what a cutie
January 18th, 2021  
Lovely capture of him, I like the focus and how he blends so well with the background colours!
January 18th, 2021  
A lovely portrait of Roger.Fav☺️
January 18th, 2021  
He’s such a handsome chap!!
January 18th, 2021  
He looks like a wonderful donkey, And I love how he has a full name. Great portrait capture of him.
January 18th, 2021  
So beautiful- more golden colouring than usual? Poor Graham - you could have had some fun with that scenario though thank goodness for mobile phones!
January 19th, 2021  
Rog sounds like quite a character.
January 23rd, 2021  
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