My special girls, Sarah and Holly:
went to a new home today.
A very big part of being a Satellite Adoption Center for the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue is to promote the adoption of the beautiful donkeys in my care. So, when Andy and Carrie from Tillamook called wanting to visit a few weeks back, hoping to find two donkeys to have as pets, I was very pleased. Carrie told me she had always wanted donkeys and both she and Andy were delighted to find that Sarah and Holly came as a package deal, already bonded to each other and special friends. Almost immediately after meeting them, Andy and Carrie decided to adopt Sarah and Holly, and went back to their home and built the girls a barn. Seriously...in just five days, they put together an admirable and substantial shelter for the girls that the donks will be very happy to call home.
As I mentioned before, Holly and Sarah came to me as a bonded pair:
Rarely, are they ever more than a few feet from each other:
Getting them into Andy and Carrie's trailer this afternoon wasn't as bad as I'd feared - we had them go in together and, although a bit uncertain, they did really well:
Holly was presented with a pretty, new, green halter:
and Sarah received a lovely, red one:
Their anxiety grew as I climbed out of the trailer and we shut the big door:
But this was nothing a bit of tossed-in hay couldn't remedy:
Here are the proud:
-and protective- new parents, Andy and Carrie:
Bye, sweet Sarah and Holly:
...And then there were just three:
I wonder how the boys - Ian, Pistol and Brownie - will do without the girls:
I guess this means I'm being successful at being a donkey foster mama, sending these sweet creatures off to new, happy and loving homes, but it sure does hurt when they leave.