Where have all the donkeys gone, long time passing
Where have all the donkeys gone, long time ago
Where have all the donkeys gone, gone to new place, everyone
We'll miss you, it was fun, we'll miss you and the fun.
http://youtu.be/GCPAhR09wCA this is the link to the YouTube video of Pete Seeger and P, P, & M singing that song of my generation.
I was looking at last years Altered Oz party and saw all the New Mexico donkeys as the characters of Oz and it made me a little sad. The donkeys that we loved so very much and taught us so many lovely life lessons and their people have moved on to the east coast. We truly will miss their funny personalities and crazy antics but more than that, we will miss the opportunities that the donkeys themselves afforded us as their human friends.
Ry learned that he could take up a cause for treating donkeys fairly and find that he had something in common with the plight of the roping donkeys. He also learned to trust his long eared friends to give him safe rides and let him love them with scratches and hugs.
GK learned that she in fact has a special way with equines and loved her time with her 4 legged friends. She shared "breath" with one in particular and learned to stand her ground in order to garner his respect. She adores donkeys and I am sure will take her lessons learned and apply them in the future.
I just know that when I had the chance/need for donkey therapy I would drive by and just watch them "play" with each other at their burro games and feel lighter of spirit and calm at heart. We truly will miss the donkeys.
We trust there are other adventures awaiting us and will jump at the opportunity to learn something new. Life is wonderful that way, nothing ever stays the same and if you are wise, you look forward to the future for other lessons. Closing one door doesn't mean the end to adventure, it means you're willing to move to the next. Sometimes the click of the door closing is, in and of itself, a blessing.
Our best wishes to everyone at MBF. Hope your new location is all you want it to be and that you and the critters are happy.