When Dylan saw this little donkey at the Amarillo zoo, he immediately said, "Awww....he's sad."
Then Lauryn walked over a bit later and said, "Oh no...he's so sad. Maybe he can't find his mommy."
Are my children that in touch with animal behavior to be able perceive that he was sad?
Or, is it just the burden of all donkey's everywhere that they look perpetually sad, no matter their mood?
Most likely, my children are heavily influenced by Disney, and Eeyore has conditioned them to think all donkey's are sad.
I have the urge to hug that donkey, because I think he looks sad, too. Gotta love the Disney influence! I always loved Eeyore...
I think maybe most donkeys in most stories are a little sad or put in awkward situations....which would make ME sad! In Aesop's fable that father and son make a fool of their donkey. In the Bible Balam's donkey has to be the one to give a word from God to a relunctant prophet. AWKWARD!
So, hug a donkey! I'm sure he is sad.
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