Friday, October 23, 2009
It's difficult any time, but in this economy it's darned near impossible.
The last two weeks have been spent in preparation for a fund raising event to garner some much needed funds for the food bank. When it was all said and done, we didn't raise a lot of money, but we did have a good time. Hopefully, more people are aware of our needs and the services we offer.
My friend and a volunteer brought her mini donkeys, Candy and Boomer over to attract attention to our booth. They were very popular with everyone.
Poor Stumpy had to stay home (AGAIN!) Many donkeys are livestock guardians and will kill dogs, if given the chance. Candy and Boomer are as gentle as you can imagine and they love their own dogs. Other dogs? Not so much...
But dang those mini donks are as cute as can be!
And this is Candy
Both Candy and Boomer are 18 years old. Carol rescued them a couple of years ago. Both donks have come along way but the neglect they suffered manifests itself in physical maladies they both suffer, and always will. Fortunately, they have a forever home with Carol. Her love and devotion to them is obvious and is returned. Although the donkeys are spoiled rotten, they are well behaved and respectful. Except for that one time when Boomer thought he was a lap dog and tried to climb into my lap.
This is a perfect example of what a horrible photographer I am. I didn't get any pictures of our booth. No pictures of Carol on her mule. No close-ups of the donkey's in their parade gear... And that's why I don't have more pictures on my blog. I forget to take them.
I'm adding this link regarding donkeys as livestock guardians. It seems people didn't know how brave these beautiful creatures could be.
It's a quick read about some folks, longtime breeders of Scottish deerhounds. They decided to get into sheep and found they needed livestock guardians. After researching the subject, they chose donkeys.