I wanted to tell you the story of The Donkey So Here Is the first thought!
This Is My best friend and he is no Jackass !
Donkeys were introduced to North America by Columbus, and were extensively used by the Spanish conquistadors during their explorations and settling of the New World.
As the preferred beast of burden for miners and prospectors, the donkey enjoyed a heyday of sorts in the 1840's. And some will tell you they are a whole lot more faithful than those two legged Jackasses !
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