Cece is what farmers call a cattle donkey. They use donkeys like her to protect livestock. Once the donkey outlives its usefulness, most are sold and carted off to Mexico for slaughter. Cece was rescued from that fate.
She’s at least 20 years old. That’s middle age for donkeys. Some can live upwards to 35 or even 40 depending on their health. When Cece first arrived at Barbara’s farm she stood off by herself. It took her weeks to relax among the other donkeys and us. You’re probably wondering why she looks a tad overweight. She’s not. Cece’s expecting a foal sometime in late summer.