Say hello to Joplin.
This donkey was sick as a baby and, therefore, was raised indoors by Missouri natives Dawn and Chris Wegener.
Joplin grew very accustomed to the arrangement and has lived as a regular member of the family ever since, watching television at times, helping with chores and other times and, based on the adorable photos below, often irritating the dog as well.
Joplin can open doors all by himself; enjoys eating apples as a snack in the kitchen; and has learned enough by now to ignore Dr. Phil.
Don’t believe us? Check out these pictures for proof!
Pretty amazing, huh?
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