I bought a donkey from a traveller, the donkey was in a bad condition, overgrown feet, matted coat, staving and depressed. Neighbours and friend said I was wasting my time and money on her, no one thought she would survive the winter, but with help of vet and farrier she lived a further 7 years with me, she was named Martha. The vet had never seen such an old donkey, she had no front teeth, worn away with age. She had to be put down this February, she got an infection in her mouth and nothing was going to save her. I still cry for the hard life she had before I found her, but took consolation that I gave her 7 years of love and attention. That was all I could do for her. I miss her terribly and its only now that I can go into her barn without crying.
Last edited by Helenmcd; 12-27-2008 at 04:51 AM.