Sunday, June 15, 2008

Donkeys

Donkey study
graphite 11 x 14
copyright Jeanette Jobson


I have wanted a donkey for as long as I can remember. Why? I have no idea except that they are sweet gentle creatures - or at least the ones I have encountered in life so far are that way. A woman in the next town has a donkey, along with her horses and I drive there everyday. I make a point of watching out for the donkey, who never seems very happy. He stands well apart from the horses with his ears back, looking rather dejected. It seems horses and donkeys don't mix well.

I'd love to offer to take him, but then I'd need another donkey to keep him company and donkeys are hard to come by in Newfoundland. I'll keep looking though.

Here's an old photo of me and a donkey friend on the Aran Islands, off Galway, Ireland circa 1975 or 76.

3 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Ahhhhhh. What a sweet sketch. Hope you find your donkey.

Jennifer Rose said...

very nice sketch :D Well if you did get donkeys they might act as guard donkeys and protect the other animals on the farm. Make good guard animals I have been told.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Jo, I hope so too.

I've heard that too Jennifer. Perhaps one might chase off a few foxes for me!