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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

She smiled all day, and cried when she left


This little gem was pretty darn adorable. She lived in a nearby town and came with her mom, and grandparents. As you can see, her angelic ways were only enhanced when she was around donkey love. She also found the perfect handmade apron just for her, and when I told her to check out the cool round pockets, she did, and yet another smile was released.



What is so fun to watch is how these children [and adults] slowly watch and inspect the donkeys, and the donkeys them. The donkeys are so calm, and allow alot of commotion with becoming overcome by it [within reason, of course]. All the children were well behaved, but I do believe that not only is that from the good parenting they have, but also, I feel the calmness of the animals transfers on them.

When she had to leave, tears ensued. Now these were not tantrum tears, they were genuine disappointment tears of having to leave her new friends. I ensured her that Pino and gang would be expecting her next summer for Pie Day, and this was met with a soft smile.

I know how hard it is to leave the donkeys to go to the house, so leaving them for an entire year would make me cry too. It was just a pleasure to have her here on Pie Day.

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