Esperanza lived in donkey hell it was something so upsetting it rattled the vet and farrier.August 13, 2018 | 11:21am
Esperanza is healing through your geneoristy, please continue to give!
I wrote this in August but never used it, but as her bills rack up I hope people will give. I want everyone to feel the amazing love that comes from her too!
For August there is a chill in the air, and I take stock of the animals as I walk towards one of the barns. Clouds are starting to clear and the sounds of the farm begin to sing and the sun begins to rise. I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders. A day like today should be all you need to have an amazing day, but it wasn’t. The largest no-kill animal shelter I founded decades ago is struggling, my mom died this week a year ago and I am hurting in the soul and I have to have my finger amputated in just days. To put it blunt, I am depressed. I do breathe in the crisp air and say good morning to my animals in the barn.
As I turn on the light I hear Esperanza sing, Johnny with a moo and Pickles oinking up a storm for her food. Feeling the way I am I go to the burro’s stall and step in. Esperanza is to me what most people think of when they then think of unicorns.....magical. Exuding a special kindness, empathy and understanding I lay my head on hers and we hug for a few minutes. I didn’t talk but I did start to cry, at first from the pain in my heart but then for the love I was getting from one of God’s creatures and how deeply that affected me.
Esperanza means “hope” in Spanish. This 18 year old donkey has had a rough, abusive life. Living in squalor and in pain with her feet so neglected she can barely walk. She is here now and I promised this sweetie only the best medical care and of course love. Her medical care and hoof care is ongoing with Dr. Lee and the farrier, Dan so please donate today so we can help her.
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