Lou Lou Willette
Name: Lou Lou Willette
Type: Standard Donkey
Don’t let the adorably sweet face fool you! Little Lou Lou Willette (named after the granddaughter of a good friend of Red Bell Run’s founder) is quite the mischief maker! She is the foal of an older jenny named Leah who is also at Red Bell Run. Her story began when her mom Leah was rescued from a hoarding case in Oklahoma. Leah and a group of older jennies were housed on several acres of barren land with no care.
They were running with a miniature jack named Buddy who was busily trying to populate the world with more donkeys! Unfortunately, because of the lack of care and the unwillingness of the person who had them to accept help or give them up, Leah and her friends were in bad shape, and certainly in no position to be having foals. Mary Adams had conversations with the owner over several weeks and convinced her that the donkeys needed to be taken to a place where they could be cared for and have their babies safely. Once the donkeys were safe, Mr. Buddy was gelded much to his dismay and probably to the relief of the herd of jennies since jacks can truly be pests! The jennies were placed on a refeeding protocol, received much needed farrier and veterinary care and fortunately all were saved. Lou Lou Willette was born in due course and came with her mom Leah and the rest of the little herd to Red Bell Run.
Now to the part of our little mischief maker – Lou Lou Willette has quite the spicy personality and isn’t above pushing those in her way to the side if she thinks a treat might be available. She knows what she wants and has no qualms about going to get it – whether it’s a treat, being petted by staff or visitors or just showing her herd mates who’s boss! She loves her mom Leah, and mother and daughter are usually found close to each other. Today Lou Lou Willette and the other foals (now grown) born to the Oklahoma Hoarding Herd happily play and laze their days away at the Longears Lodge at Red Bell Run.