||Deceased, 37 years old|
||LaPorte, Indiana, USA|
is Granny. She really was the grandma of the group. Sadly, she passed
away last October. I rescued her from a cow farm where her job was to
protect the cows from coyotes. You can see on her back the "cross"
markings that legend has it were given to donkeys because one carried
Jesus on Palm Sunday.
The vet thought she was at least 35 years old when she arrived here. When
she first came, she was a little standoffish. After lots of brushing and
love, though, she always wanted more! All the donkeys love kids, and
Granny was no exception. The neighborhood kids always bring treats so when
the donkeys see them coming, they run to the edge of the fence. Granny
became like a puppy dog, following us around the pasture. She truly was a
gem! Many people have the misconception that donkeys do not serve any real
purpose. That is so not true. Until you have experienced owning one, you
will never know the joy and love they can bring. She holds a special place
in my heart. I felt like I gave her the best life a donkey could want in
her last two years of her life.
She loved peppermints and had no problem begging for them! I miss her very much.
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