“I Own a Donkey”


I Own a Donkey

I’ve talked about it a few times, but never dedicated a post entirely to our donkey, Moonlight Poet.  Yes, our family owns a donkey, and it’s definitely something worthy of a #MakeitHappen Monday post.

People ask me all the time, why do you have a donkey?  Well, the quick answer is….why not?  A little longer answer would be, because I’ve always thought donkeys are cool, and we had the opportunity to buy one.

But the long-form answer includes the fact that we’ll soon be moving to our Caribbean farm and when she’s strong enough, our donkey will help us haul vegetables from the bottom garden up to our house.

Oh, and believe me….when she gets older, I’ll also be riding her.  Yep, I’m going to be that crazy white man who rides his donkey down to the little corner store to pick things up.  If she was a horse, I’d ride her even further.

I’ve lived my life in a way that allows me to vocally say some very awesome things.  To be honest, many times my motivation for accomplishing something is so that I can say that I did it.  Truth.  So yes, I can say….“I Own a Donkey”.  I love it.

What super cool thing do you want to vocally tell the world?  #MakeitHappen

Enjoy Your Ride

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5 Responses to “ “I Own a Donkey” ”

  1. Emily on March 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Your donkey is adorable! Never thought I’d read a post quite like this one, but, hey, it’s all good. Did not know know you were planning to move to a farm either. Looking forward to following along and hearing more, I hope.

    • Darryl (@lovingthebike) on March 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Emily……how is your world traveling going? Any chance a Grenada stop is in your future?

      • Emily on March 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm

        Ha! Not sure we qualify as “world” travelers seeing as we’ve been sticking to North America, but it’s going well. We’re loving Mexico but heading back to the US for some family time at the end of April. We do have an anniversary trip planned to the Abacos for late May but Grenada will have to remain on the bucket list for now. Hope to get there one day! 🙂

  2. Paul K. on March 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Hah! That’s awesome. Donkeys like to try and bite me, but I wouldn’t mind owning a horse.

    • Darryl (@lovingthebike) on March 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Hey Paul……Moonlight Poet likes to try to nibble, but doesn’t bite. Yeah, I’d like to have a horse as well.


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