From my friend, Susan Salk's "Off-Track Thoroughbreds" blog. Thanks for sharing this story!
Richard Couto ROCKS!!!!!!! ~Declan
The donkeys go in hotels, restaurants — they go everywhere. The first thing guests want to do is touch their ears so they have to be very tolerant and they genuinely love people. The main thing is that they are trained to stand still and they’re rewarded for their good behavior. At weddings, you’ve got people that have never met, and before you know it, they’re hanging with the donkey, meeting over the donkey and helping each other take photos.