Donkeys, Sheep and Italy

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Donkeys, Sheep and Italy

Good evening friends.

So tonight, we’re heading to Italy for some heartwarming information on Farmers, donkeys and sheep. This picture comes to us from our great friend Gabriella Botalla-Bell. We did a post about her two Chihuahuas and a bunny rabbit last week if you all remember.

As you can see here, we have a donkey carrying two baby sheep. It’s the donkeys job to keep the baby sheep warm while the mother sheep eat grass. Donkeys can carry a lot more weight than sheep can.

These precious animals can be seen from Gabriella’s parents backyard. It’s pretty common in Italy to have all kinds of animals growing up together without any restrictions and cages.

I love that. It sounds like a little slice of heaven. Or as some people say, “Heaven on Earth.

My mother’s family is from Palermo, Sicily by the way. Looks like it’s time to visit Sicily’s countryside. My mother also tells me that’s where my temper comes from, lol.

As times marches on, despite being a city boy, I’ve learned to appreciate nature. I really had no understanding of how beautiful and healing nature can be. After 45 years in the city, I thought the whole world operated that way.

I would go years and years without ever seeing the ocean or mountain tops. I remember when I first got to Puerto Rico, I kept feeling such relief in my vision. And what I mean by that is, I did not have any skyscrapers obstructing my vision anymore. In NYC, the only way to see far is to look up.

In the Caribbean, you can just look out and your vision can be stretched very far, in some spots, endlessly far.

OK, sorry. That was quite a tangent, lol.

It’s great to be alive on January 23rd, 2017. It didn’t have to be this way. Thank God that it is.

Signing off from Puerto Rico on day 744, Scott Smith for Sammy & Family.

 

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