As always, most things I see and experience are either
directly related to my love of donkeys or bring to mind something related to
donkeys. Bear with me - this posting is all about donkeys, honestly!
On Sunday we went to the Corner Gas Movie - a short run
movie that wraps up the TV series of the same name. The show and the movie centered on a fictitious
town in rural Saskatchewan named Dog River.
Its residents were a quirky lot and for me they brought good, clean,
silly giggles into my home each week.
The show was not for everyone but for me it represented the
"culture" of Canada - kindness, sharing, good humor and caring for
each other, albeit in some very strange
In the movie, the town needed an influx of cash to remain
viable. Each of the business owners, and
others who wanted the town to continue, came up with innovative ways to raise
money to "save" the town. Of
course it was silly and in the end all was well.
So how, you may ask, does this remind me of the Donkey
As an animal welfare charity we are always looking for ways
to attract and keep supporters so that we can continue to rescue and care for
donkeys in distress. This is not news to
anyone who already supports the Refuge.
As in the movie, there are people who immediately step up, others that first
need to be convinced that the "cause" is worthy of their support, and
still others who say "No, thanks." and mean it.
We are grateful for each and every one of them - those who
provide financial support, whose who do
not support us financially but give generously of their time and talents, and even
those that choose not to participate financially or on a volunteer basis but may
help indirectly by telling others about us.
We are a strong community.
A community that has come together to recognize and support the care and
future of our gentle beasts of burden.
To speak up for these often misunderstood creatures who have endured so
much but still want to give and receive love.
I am honored to be part of this community.
Donkey Hugs and Good Wishes for a Wonderful Christmas Season
and a Joyful New Year!