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Friday, October 30, 2009

Paco's serious smile

Thank you to Jan Harris for letting me use these pictures from her recent visit to Apifera.

Each donkey has a unique expression. Paco rarely cracks a laughing smile, like his barnyard mate Lucia. Nor does he talk as much as Pino, the local spokesperson. But to me his sort-of smile says, "I'm trying really hard not to worry so much."

We love our Paco and some might be surprised he is so wonderful at Pie Days. But he loves attention and like any grumpy character, there is often a wounded little creature lurking inside.Perhaps this is why he is such a hit at Pie Days - the wounded hearted ones connect with him. And who doesn't have a bit of a wounded heart?


Kathy said...

That's so true about grumpy characters... there is something that if you can expose it, then the love will flourish despite the grumpiness. Love your donkeys.

turquoise cro said...

O! I wish I could reach through this pc screen and HUG Paco!!! He is darling! Rub his ears for me today Katherine!

Sharon said...

so much like jubel...he is always just a bit standoffish, but is very vocal if someone is in the yard and does not come over to rub his ears and feed him a cookie.

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