If you have a stubborn streak, you can probably associate.
These donkeys don’t want to and you can’t make them. They must know how cute they are, though, because they’re getting their way no matter what.
As you’ll see- this isn’t a new phenomenon. Donkeys have been being stubborn for a very long time. They’re pretty good at getting their way…maybe we should take notes.
He doesn’t care that you came prepared with your helmet.
He will not do whatever it is you want him to do. Which, judging by the court, is play basketball. That is definitely not in the schedule for his daily activities.
“Pull all you want, friend; I’m not moving.”
“Thank you for your service sir, but I’d prefer not to go for a walk.”
“No, really I appreciate everything you’re doing. I just don’t want to join you. I’d prefer not to go wherever you want me to walk to. I was busy over there, doing donkey things. Also, it’s a principle thing. You want me to, therefore, I don’t want to.”
“No, to wherever you want to go.”
“Oh, I’m sorry. Were you under the impression we were going that other way?”
“Well, surprise! We’re not. I wanted to go this other way.”
Donkeys have been on top of their stubborn game for a long, long time.
Donkeys have been stubborn since 1881, according to this painting by Hermann G. Simon aptly called “The Stubborn Mule.”
Sometimes getting your donkey in line is a family affair.
This donkey doesn’t care if you got your family, his family, and the neighbor’s family. He still isn’t budging. No way, no how.
“No. Nope. Nada. No, thank you. You can’t make me.”
“I don’t care what it is. I’m not doing it. I won’t even look. Nope. You can’t see me, if I can’t see you.”
“I’m not going on vacation with you, Martha!”
“The last time you said we were going on vacation we ended up at the vet, not the beach, and I am NOT falling for that again. NO WAY.”
“I’m not a donkey. I’m clearly a sheep.”
“They’ve accepted me as one of their own. I’m not going back to the donkey life. Do you see this face? This is my ignoring-you face. Plus, look how cute these lambs are!”
“Do you see those raging rapids?! Absolutely not.”
“I’m not going over it on that rickety bridge. You’ve got to be kidding me.”
“Yipee! This is how happy being stubborn makes me!”
“I don’t care what you want me to do, because all I want to do is frolic!”
Donkeys are as cute as they are stubborn! But we love them anyways.