Starting in September, I started seeing photos on Facebook of a donkey named Harriet. It shocked me how much she reminded me of Ellsworth.


Back in June, the poor girl was found sunk down in the dirt and unable to rise from her overgrown hooves.


A rescue organization in Las Vegas, Nevada took Harriet in immediately after learning of her situation.

You can read more about Harriet and the rescue organization, L.E.A.N. here.

From Harriet’s story on the L.E.A.N. website: Willing and unfrightened despite the painful trip and new surroundings, she showed her amazing character – gentle and sweet, with flickers of true donkey reluctance and subtle intelligence.  She adores attention and having her head and ears rubbed.  She will put her head into your chest and stand there, allowing to be cuddled like a giant Plushee doll.  Her soft strawberry flicked coat was groomed to perfection, and treatments applied to some lower leg psoriasis that had been ignored.  After several X-rays and consultation among the vets and farrier, Rodney Ketelhut trimmed her nightmare and started her on the path to comfort and consistent hoof care.


Because of the care given to her by so many wonderful people these last few months, Harriet has blossomed into the beautiful donkey that she is today.





After learning more about Harriet, Don and I decided that she belonged with the herd at Morning Bray Farm.




As you read this, Harriet is on her way from Las Vegas, Nevada to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Harriet will be home for Christmas. ♥ ♥ ♥

Photo credits: L.E.A.N. and Pet’Ographique