We named our newest cria Darren, after the gentleman who helped him into the world. Darren works with us on the farm and just happened to witness and assist with the birth, including keeping Baba-Looey, our protective guardian donkey, away from the baby. Baba-Looey thought the baby was some kind of intruder – a threat to his precious herd of girls. Darren (the human Darren) was able to chase Baba-Looey off to give Mama Ruggine precious time with her little cria.
We salute Darren’s skills, courage and veterinary abilities by naming this little guy after him!