|By Michael Mullett on Thursday, January 4, 2001 - 10:21 pm:|
I know that I should post this message in Bonaire Talk but there seems to be more activity here. And, this picture is cuter than the guy mooning everyone! When we returned from our trip in October, my wife, Su, "adopted" this baby donkey from the sanctuary. We won't be back until this October and she'd love it if someone going to visit would bring "Elly" a bag of apples.
|By Michael Mullett on Thursday, January 4, 2001 - 10:35 pm:|
|By Jerry Gauron on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 11:23 am:|
|By Dawn Pacheco on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 12:06 pm:|
That picture is just too cute! I wish I was going to Bonaire so I could bring a bag of apples too. What's all this about adopting donkey's? How can I find out more?
|By Ellen Muller on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 12:27 pm:|
She is a cutie, Michael. Dawn, you can find more information about the donkey sanctuary here:
|By Susan Mullett on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 2:24 pm:|
Thanks so much, Jerry. I knew I could count on this group. Having a "pet" on Bonaire adds a new dimension to the trip, doesn't it?
|By Jerry Gauron on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 3:05 pm:|
|By Newsgroup Moderator on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 3:29 pm:|
Sorry, Michael, but we need to attempt to keep some order on the site, so I moved the topic where it belonged. However, take heart - anyone looking for recent postings will easily find this thread.
|By Robert Deal on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 5:59 pm:|
Cute photo, Michael...between that and the photos on the donkey sanctuary website, my daughter also now wants to adopt a donkey during our trip (by the way, great website there with all the photos...kudos for the sharp work go to NetTech NV---who are those talented people, anyway ?)
|By Susan Mullett on Friday, January 5, 2001 - 11:09 pm:|
Actually, the photo was e-mailed to us by Marina, who runs the sanctuary. She does a great job of keeping in touch.
|By Lorraine Meadows on Sunday, January 7, 2001 - 12:41 pm:|
Hey this is a great idea!, Since we all care in some way or another to help out the island in some way, it could add up to alot Maybe we cann't take on a project as big as a beach but there are other things that you can find to help out. The Reporter always posts ways you can help.It's always appreciated. Adopting a donkey sounds like fun!
|By Lise Dews on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 - 3:44 pm:|
We just saw Elly and she has grown since the picture...she is very cute and both my girls took turns petting her.
|By sherry baker on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 - 4:45 pm:|
i could all let you adopt me, and i could live on bonaire, i would be very good to keep in touch and send photos that i am not starving and am well cared for by all the contributions of you wonderful people. ( i am kidding, sort of)!!!
|By Michael Mullett on Sunday, March 4, 2001 - 9:09 pm:|
(From Su M.)
|By Carole Baker on Sunday, June 10, 2001 - 3:06 am:|
Here is a shot of my husband, Joe, feeding our newly adopted donkey, Joy. We did get to visit with Joy last October while he was just a wee little baby....he has grown since then! This is our first adoption but will not be our last. If you love animals and would like to help out the wild donkeys of Bonaire, then you should visit the Donkey Sanctuary run by Miriam on the Island. If your pocket/purse can afford to do so, you should consider adopting a donkey for one year. There are now 47 donkeys living at the sanctuary. They do wonderful things for these gentle animals. If you cannot afford to adopt one, you can make any amount of contribution you can handle....even if it is only a few cents or a few dollars, etc. Here is Joe and Joy in May 2001.
|By Carole Baker on Sunday, June 10, 2001 - 3:08 am:|
Oops...the correct name is Marina! My apologies!! Carole
|By Carole Baker on Sunday, June 10, 2001 - 3:15 am:|
Michael Mullett: I believe Joy and Elly were the two little babies we saw in October...if you look closely, the other critter being fed in the picture I just posted is Elly...she is to the left of Joy (the darker one in the pic). I will post a better pic of Elly taken this May for you, OK?
|By Michael Mullett on Sunday, June 10, 2001 - 8:19 am:|
Thanks so much for the update and pictures. Elly
|By Carole Baker on Sunday, June 10, 2001 - 4:57 pm:|
No, Michael, she is still a growing young lady! That is Elly in the second picture I posted. She and Joy are still being bottle/formula fed as well as plenty of apples and the such! She is as cute as ever, tho. Just so sweet. They are much bigger than you last saw them in October 2000, but they are not fully grown-up adults as yet. We did bring tons of apples for the entire crew and they all thoroughly enjoyed them! Here is another shot of some of Elly & Joy.Hope you can see her a little better in this one.
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