Today's Wonder of the World is... the Donkey!
Flickr photo by JP.G
Donkeys are such interesting creatures.
I always thought of them as stubborn beasts until old Mr. Wikipedia set me straight. Apparently somebody's been feeding me anti-donkey propaganda when I wasn't paying attention, because they're not naturally stubborn. They just have an extremely well developed sense of self preservation! The donkey's ability to just say no should be admired, not derided, people.
Some people like donkeys so much that they dress up in donkey costumes.
Flickr photo by gnotalex
Others do just fine making donkeys out of themselves without no costume at all.
Do you have a favorite donkey in your life? I do.
No, it's not the cute church- going donkey we met in Corsica. He comes in second place.
It's this one.
Eeyore, the donkey who says, "We can't all and some of us don't. That's all there is to it."
Eeyore, you sound just like someone I know.
How I love you, you pitiful thing.
I also love these two, but they're not my favorites.
Flickr photo by aussiestompy
I've never even met them, though now I wonder if they don't live with me and Todd, and eat at our dinner table every night.
Do you know these donkey facts?
A male donkey is also called a jack and a female is a jenny.
A male donkey + a female horse= a mule.
And...A male horse + a female donkey = a hinny.
Hinny! For some reason this cracks me up.
Maybe I'm over-medicated.
But back to my favorite donkey...
It's this one, also from Corsica.
Flickr photo by oursin
What a gorgeous animal! If I were a donkey, I'd put a photo of him/her (I can't see that well) pin-up size on my stable wall.
You know, if you admire enough donkeys, you start seeing them everywhere.
Flickr photo by jorra
And in cakes...
Flickr photo by diannahardy
Yikes! It's handsome, but a little too realistic.
I'm having Godfather flashbacks. Quick, let's change the subject.
I know, let's focus on this smiling donkey.
Flickr photo by Gimly
Ah. Much better.
Have a wonder-full Monday, everyone!
And before you go, laugh along with Donkey. You find it refreshing!