Faces of Business: Mike Allen

Mike Allen pets one of his donkeys at his home on Nov. 9.

AYR — On a busy Saturday afternoon in November, Mike Allen took a few minutes between working in his office and doing chores on the farm to spend with his animals.

Some might imagine he's playing fetch with a dog or snuggling with a cat, but for Allen it means feeding peppermints to a 12-year-old donkey in his pasture.

"I go out to see them and call them and they come up to me. They're my buddies," Allen said as he scratched the animal behind the ears.

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