Monday, September 26, 2011

Sad Day


It has been a long time since I've posted. I guess because the summer was so HOT and long and there wasn't a whole lot to "blog" about! And it hurts to start in again with this story.............

Over Labor Day Weekend I gave my friends Eeyore and Jenny to a new home.
That's Eeyore on the left and Jenny on the right. They are looking at me as if to say, "What ARE you doing?!"

If we run really fast, they can't catch us and we'll be okay Jenny.

Ronnie and Uncle Tom think they can coax us close with some food...Ha!
We see that lasso in your hand!

Here's Jenny getting the old Heave Ho into the trailer beside Eyeore.
FINALLY! It only took about 3 hours to get to this point............

And away they go down the drive towards their new home. It was a sad time I tell ya!

And so it goes. Because the Summer was so ungodly hot and there was no hay to be bought, and the grass had all burnt up, and I couldn't afford enough grain (which wasn't enough to sustain them anyway) I decided to give them away. A very nice woman saw my ad on Criag's list and wanted them for her 20th anniversary present! She was very excited and I'm pretty sure they will have a good home. She lives in the country and has horses and pastures and ponds and surely seemed to love my donkeys. She called me later in the day and said they had unloaded easily and Eyeore was happy to see the horses!

It still hurt to give them up; who would guess you could become so attached to two donkeys in such a short time. I think I only had them about 6 months. But as they say: life goes on. Until next time I wish you well.
God Bless you and keep you safe.


OurCrazyFarm said...

So sorry you had to give them up~ we get so attached to these critters:))

Grammyof13 said...

Ardith, I canfeel your pain. With the weather conditions I think it happened a lot around OK and Texas at least. I'd hate the thoughts of my grandchildren having to give up their animals (In Ochalata). They showed the goats and chickens at the Washington County fair. They were proud as punch.
Don't give up on critters, the drought won't last forever.