Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My new friend

Gosh, I have so much to catch up on.

The wedding, my summer reading list, birthday adventures...

Anyway, I downloaded some photos off the camera just now and found him...

Isn't he beautiful?!

He lives at, a donkey shelter about an hour and a half's drive from here (Inky and Molly came along for a visit too!).

Since a trip to the Greek Islands as a silly teenager, I have been in love with donkeys. They are just so soulful and emit tremendous beauty...

That silly teenager I once was, got off her trolley on a backpacking trip with a mate from school and on one night she totally lost the plot ending up in a field, in the middle of nowhere, in the depth of a moonless night, wearing minimal clothing, with no sign of civilization near... Then she felt a warm breath running down her shoulder...A DONKEY! After some talk, he got me out of there and brought me back to where the lights were...he saved my life!

So I have been banging on about donkeys for years and how I MUST have one...or two, or three...

But since we live very urban at the moment, there is just no chance.

Time was running out. I had given Tim (and myself) a five year ultimatum - I had to have a donkey by then. SO, those 5 years were up coincidental with my birthday.

And Tim, the clever biped that he is, made it happen: he got me a donkey! In fact, he got me two.

We are now proud sponsors of Fred and Mildred.

It's unfathomable what some people would do to donkeys (and other animals) so I thank the higher beings for this shelter and the lady who founded it.

Please head over to the shelter and sponsor a donkey today, it really isn't that expensive but your money makes a world of difference. It doesn't matter where you live, you can do good in any part of the world.



  1. Congrats on your new addition!

    That is furry cool you got your donkey after wanting one for so long!

    Sad about his past - but now he'll be safe and loved!

  2. Mom thinks donkeys are just the most adorable animals! Congratulations!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch