A literary ode to peace, presence, and fulfillment inspired by a walk taken with a most surprising creature. The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance. As merrifield contemplates literature, truth, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, science, and beauty amid the French countryside, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it.
Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of CompassionBallantine Books #ad - But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. In the great tradition of heroes—from don quixote to shrek—who faced the world in the company of their donkeys, learning to open up “not just to Simon, Jon came to understand compassion and mercy in a new light, not just to animals, but to the human experience.
Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. Simon touched something very deep inside of him. In the spring of 2011, jon katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An enjoyable and thoughtful work.
Library journal starred review “saving Simon handles the emotional highs and lows of living with animals with empathy and thoughtfulness, forcing readers to re-examine their own meanings of compassion and mercy. Kirkus reviews “the message of this true story will linger with the reader long after the book has been placed on the shelf.
Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion #ad - Bookreporter. To love, to risk, to friendship. With grace, and the rewards of “living a more compassionate, considered, Saving Simon plumbs the depths of the bonds we form with our animals, warmth, and keen emotional insight, and meaningful life. Praise for Saving Simon“Heartwarming. Jon and maria decided to take him in.
Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances Flash the DonkeyTyndale Momentum #ad - The economy had crashed, taking her formerly thriving business along with it. The local sheriff dismissed Flash as “worthless. But rachel didn’t believe that, and she couldn’t turn him away. And then Flash the donkey showed up. If there is ever a good time to discover a wounded, bedraggled donkey standing in your driveway, frightened, this wasn’t it.
She had been a successful artist, doing work she loved, but now she felt like a failure. How would her family pay their bills? What would the future hold? If only God would somehow let them know that everything was going to be all right. Flash is the true story of their adventures together in learning to love and trust; breaking down whatever fences stood in their way; and finding the strength, confidence, and faith to carry on.
Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances Flash the Donkey #ad - . She brought flash into her struggling family during their darkest hour—and he turned out to be the very thing they needed most. Prepare to fall in love with flash: a quirky, a deafening bray, a personality as big as Texas, unlikely hero with gigantic ears, and a story you’ll never forget. The heartwarming tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home—and forever changed a family.
Rachel anne Ridge was at the end of her rope.
The Donkey Companion: Selecting, Training, Breeding, Enjoying & Caring for DonkeysStorey Publishing, LLC #ad - Providing expert advice on selecting the right breed for your needs, training, daily maintenance, and first aid, Sue Weaver also includes plenty of fun facts and charming donkey anecdotes. Raise a happy and healthy donkey! Whether you use your animal to pull carts, till fields, or protect livestock, you’ll benefit from this practical and inspirational guide to working with and caring for your donkey.
Strong, friendly, intelligent, dependable, and extremely versatile, donkeys are the perfect farm companion.
Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your PathTyndale Momentum #ad - Sometimes you find it next to a trusted friend along an old, well-trodden path. Now, trust, meet henry and join him on a walk that could change everything about how you hope, and move forward from past regrets. As she adopts a second rescue donkey as a little brother for Flash—a miniature named Henry—she finds that walking with donkeys has surprising lessons to teach us about prayer, renewing our faith, and connecting to God in fresh ways.
Readers all over the world fell in love with Flash and with Rachel’s thoughtful, funny, and poignant stories about what life with a donkey can teach you. Readers will be clamoring for more. Publishers weekly on FlashJust when you think it’s the end of your story. And sometimes, grace has fuzzy ears, a bristled mane, and hope for a new start.
Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path #ad - Join rachel anne ridge, author of the beloved memoir Flash, in a journey back to the pasture. Grace shows up. Sometimes it arrives as a moment of joy in the middle of despair.
Smart Ass: How a Donkey Challenged Me to Accept His True Nature & Rediscover My OwnNew World Library #ad - Walk with winslow and caleb the donkey through training traumas, and share in Winslow’s gradual understanding of Caleb’s true, undeniable gifts: a willingness to be true to himself no matter the circumstances, to trust, expert-baffling antics, and humiliating races, and to forgive. How do you resolve a midlife crisis? margaret Winslow, an overworked college professor in New York City, answered a for-sale ad for a “Large White Saddle Donkey.
Hilarity ensued, along with life-threatening injuries and spirit-enriching insight. As she and caleb learn to thrive, you’ll learn the importance of being true to your own pure and powerful self.
Miniature Donkey Owners Manual. Miniature Donkey. Miniature Donkey care, health, environment, feeding and breeding.IMB Publishing miniature donkey #ad - This book will introduce you to these little donkeys by discussing their appearance and biology, reproduction, typical behaviour, socialisation and bonding, their feeding needs, how to train them and what makes these adorable equines such wonderful pets. The miniature mediterranean Donkey is susceptible to several of the same bacterial, parasitic and viral infections that standard donkeys and horses may contract.
The miniature mediterranean donkey, also known as the Miniature Donkey or simply the mini, hails originally from the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily. They are the smallest of the equines and increasingly popular as pets. Anyone who is serious about owning one needs to know how to care for them, what to look for and how to deal with common conditions.
Miniature Donkey Owners Manual. Miniature Donkey. Miniature Donkey care, health, environment, feeding and breeding. #ad - It will also tell you what you need to know in order to decide whether or not this is the pet for you – cuteness factor aside – and, where to buy one, if it is, what you need to arrange and buy before you bring it home, how to select your mini, and how to take proper care of it. The owner must know what these pint-sized, intelligent and very loving equines need with regards to their environment, feeding and social and mental lives in order to be both healthy and happy.
Covered in this book:carecostsdaily careDo’s and don’tsFeedingHealthHistoryIntelligenceOne or twoPersonalityTips on buyingTrainingTravelling…and much more. They are not just very small donkeys but an entirely separate species.
The Book of Donkeys: A Guide to Selecting, Caring, and TrainingLyons Press #ad - The book of donkeys will stand alone as an introduction to the world of donkeys and donkey keeping. Donkeys are gaining in popularity across the country. In the book of donkey, donna Campbell Smith will cover the origin and history of donkeys world-wide. They are used in trail riding, as pets, to guard livestock from coyotes and wild dogs, and as show animals.
She will include chapters on breeds and types, housing, training, care, breeding, and the use of donkeys in the same format as her previous three books with Lyons Press. Donkeys are also used to breed mules, which are a hybrid produced by crossing a male donkey with a female horse.
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a HeroKnopf #ad - He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. But when he arrived, sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps.
. A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. An entire community comes together to help save Sherman and, along the way, Chris shows us the joy of a life with animals. Mcdougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection.
John grogan, and, author of marley & me: life and love with the world's worst DogFrom the best-selling author of Born to Run, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero #ad - When chris mcdougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well.
In the course of sherman's training, goat farmers, amish running club members, both human and equine, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers.
Barn Dance: Nickers, brays, bleats, howls, and quacks: Tales from the herd.Prairie Moon Press #ad - Me: i am the human and i used to think I had a thin veneer of control on this farm. I paid for everything. Also, i’m not afraid to tell humans what to do. I’m helpful that way. I wrote the book, for instance. There are two welsh corgis who sing the songs of their people so ho-woo-ling-ly loud that they both ended up in the “Corgi Witness Protection Program” before landing here.
Now it’s my job to say, sincerity, “buy this book!” but how can you resist? There are words and stuff, but the cover is the real deal–photos don’t lie! Intelligence, and donkey scruples. I might have been exaggerating. Edgar: my human finally took my advice and put my handsome face on a book cover.
Barn Dance: Nickers, brays, bleats, howls, and quacks: Tales from the herd. #ad - Even goats, and if she let goats in, she has very low standards, but like I said–my human gives good ear rubs. Me: we’re a farm that also fosters and re-trains rescue horses, as well as rescue dogs. The thing that they don’t tell you about rescue is that it’s an inside job–I think I’ll probably always need it.
Edgar: and when my human wants to rant–and she does love a rant–about being an awkward age, whatever that means, she calls herself an old gray mare. Then there’s the human, bewildered at being sixty; the most awkward age imaginable. Like it was all his idea. And finally, edgar rice burro, eternal friend, long-ear sage, and nothing less than our farm’s moral compass.