A Sad Post today - I am sorry. But last night we said goodbye to Lola. Hubby asked if I was going to share this as a post today, and for a second I thought maybe I shouldn't. And then I thought - I share with you all my love and joy about my furry children, and well.. you are reading my Animal Crackers post would want to know the sad as well. So I am sharing Lola with you -
She was one of our first babies. And we were so thrilled when she was born as she was our first dark faced baby. Her Mom, Cheyenne is the donkey we losta year and 1/2 ago. A very strange coincidence? We don't know, maybe something genetic? Lola's problem seemed to be an internal illness. I am so very sad to have lost this beautiful girl, but I am glad she isn't suffering any longer.
Here is Lola the day she was born May of 2008 -
So we say goodbye to Lola - something we hate to do - Hubby and I are just sick about it. I am just not good at all at this part of owning "livestock" when you have as many animals as we do, over 50 donkeys now, it is bound to happen, it is part of the business of raising animals. Animals like people get sick and some make it through, like our Rosie. But Lola just was too sick and could not fight this illness. And while she is "livestock" she is one of my babies, not just an investment for our farm. I have a hole in my heart today - and will miss her terribly. And oddly - she is now with her Mom Cheyenne - Good bye Lola - we love you and will always have special place for you here at Animal Crackers.