By Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
September 30, 2012
Rio as a baby Mammoth Donkey
Elephant Advocacy – we love elephants and we can’t imagine a world without them
Happy Birthday Big Red
Here’s an Aesop Donkey fable.
A farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The Donkey bayed
as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be
covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him.
Rather than trying to pull the beast out of the well,
they all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
The poor donkey realized what was happening and hee haw’d loudly.
Then, to everyone’s amazement it quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He
was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his
back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake
it off and take a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the
animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, to everyone’s amazement, the donkey stepped up
over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
A lesson for life…
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to
getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each
of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest
wells just by not stopping, never giving up!
Shake it off and take a step up.
Now! enough of that . . . The donkey later came back, and
kicked the farmer square in the butt who had tried to bury him.
The moral of the story is;
When you do something wrong, and try to cover your a**s,
it always comes back to kick you in the butt !!
I Love your post!!! Keep em coming 🙂 JW
Thank you for reading my blog and thank you for sharing. I have read this one before but the reminder is always good for all. Take care Melody
Melody, these pictures make me smile! I love the one of Rio and the little one side by side with the green ball. All of them are great
I’m glad you enjoyed them Rio is the Mammoth donkey and Rocket Man is our mini donkey.
They are all precious. Rocketman is a little doll.
Rocket Man is our little treasure a gift from GOD for sure as all the animals and life is. Rocket Man is 18 years old now 🙂 Thank you for reading my blog and thank you for taking a moment to comment and connect with me have a great week.
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