Show a Little Respect for The Lowly Donkey
If we try to understand donkeys, then we can appreciate them
A donkey has a strong profile
Donkeys are friendly and able to make friends easily
In my time I have
seen them kicked, cursed, spat-upon, whipped, and after all of this barbaric-punishment, the lowly-donkey's integrity and self-respect remained intact. How many humans can say that?
I can't. I am not that foolish.
Donkeys aren't conceived by the Greek gods or some mysterious cult magic trick. No. Donkeys are the product of male and female donkeys who mate. Just like us.
Except without the braying. (NOTE: in some cases, some burly men of the sea, mariners in the 1800's were so grateful to "be with a woman," after being at sea for six weeks, that the would bray after having intercourse with a woman he had paid to sleep with him.)
I know my donkeys. I wish I could afford one, but there are municipal-zones where I live that forbid citizens from having donkeys inside the city limits.
THINGS YOU WILL NEVER SEE A DONKEY DO:
- Pulling a plow for some ungrateful farmer
- Visiting the White House to meet the President
- Being the mascot for any high school, college or pro football team (* there is a college football team in 1AA football whose name is The Arkansas Mule-Riders, but not Arkansas Donkey-Riders)
- Allow newlywed's to pose with him for their wedding album photos
- Never be used as a "Watch Donkey" instead of a "Guard Dog"
- Never run in The Kentucky Derby
- Never make a cameo appearance on Face The Nation
- Play piano at Carnegie Hall
- Be arrested for smuggling drugs
Would you be willing to adopt a donkey as a pet?See results without voting
A GOOD RULE TO LIVE BY:
ALWAYS BE NICE TO DONKEYS.
Think about it
donkeys do not ask for anything but room, board, and some oats for dinner. Are those impossible to fulfill? No. Not in this day and time in which we live.
And if you are really respectful and kind to a donkey (that you can own because you have no ignorant city ordinances to honor) you can almost hear them saying "thanks, master," as you walk away.
I hope that someday, maybe not in my lifetime, medical scientists and audio-engineers will help enable the donkey to talk. I am so serious my face is going to burst from its rigidity.
And think of this, ladies and gentlemen, if your grandkids' grandkids are around to witness a talking donkey, what will this mean to our society?
More than we humans can imagine in 2014. I tell you that.
A talking donkey will open the door for: donkeys going to school, getting degrees, running companies and even more astounding, becoming congressmen, senators and even being elected to the Office of The Presidency.
And with other talking animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits and so on, we humans will take a more-serious look at the lowly-donkey who started it all.
Next time you want to belittle a donkey, remember. A lowly-donkey carried the Virgin Mary when she was carrying Jesus, The Messiah
I can give credit
to the writers and producers who gave Eddie Murphy the "Donkey" role in the Shrek movies. Murphy gave the lowly-donkey a new-found dignity, respect, and prominence.
I liked that. For a "beast of burden," (Hello, Mick Jagger), like the donkey to have some needed-respect.
For many years, the humble donkey was thought of as:
- Unable to learn task
I was so glad that when I found out that these "donkey-bigots" were as wrong as I would be trying to take over the Vatican as a new Pope.
Donkeys, I am proud to say, are none of these things listed above with the exception of being stubborn (like their cousins, the mules), but they are quick to be obedient when they are treated with dignity and some nice words.
Just like us humans.
This donkey is telling you "Hello."
More by this Author
Don't be deceived. Although a rattlesnake may look pretty, they are very dangerous. Beware is all I can say. But in the end, "I" have 10 things that I admire about these graceful reptiles.
I'm back, but still recovering from a bout with Congestive Heart Failure. This is my first offering upon my return.
Yes, "we" talk funny in the South. Need proof? Just read this hub.