OK, I must fess up. I am in love with the donkey. She is the sweetest thing EVER!
I have never had a donkey, never known anyone with a donkey, don't know much about donkey's. Here is what I am learning.
Donkey's are like old soul's, they just are wise and calm.
Donkey's fur comes down their tail about six inches then the tail hair starts.
Donkey's like to talk.. Jane talks to me every time I approach it is sort of like the sound of wheezing under one's breath.
Donkey's teach patience... This morning I was in a rush as always, trying to get a million things done before the kidlets got out of school. I was leading Jane to the pasture hurriedly and when we approached the gate where it is churned up and hardened and ice covered she just stopped. She gave me the kind knowing eye as if to say, slow down it is slippery here. I of course gave her time to pick her way across the jagged ground then turned her loose. I needed that lesson. I need to slow down and chill out.
Donkey's teach tolerance... Even when I can't seem to get that halter over those enormous ears, Jane is tolerant. She stands there just gazing at me as if to say
"I know you are trying your best here and you will get it".
Donkey's teach me that it is OK to be different. Although she is small and furry and makes funny noises I have learned different can be a blessing.
Thank you Candy for allowing me to borrow Jane and for letting her teach me so much.
She is a true Christmas blessing.