Poppy, a little grey-brown Miniature donkey, was a very special part of the DSC and her recent death has made us very sad.
Born in 1988, Poppy was brought to the Sanctuary from Quebec, along with her mother, Pansy, in 1995. Both donkeys were closely bonded and always very relaxed about going around in our trailer. Over the years they travelled to many places on behalf of the DSC: to various Palm Sunday services, to street Fairs, as a part of Santa Claus parades and even to Toronto one afternoon in order to visit with a Sanctuary contributor who was ill with cancer.
As I said, Poppy and Pansy were inseparable…….until Sable, another Miniature donkey, arrived three years ago. Since then, two have been three and they made a tidy little group.
Well, life and death go very much in a circle here at the DSC. It was Poppy’s turn to leave us (after an attack of colic) and, although we miss her very much, we are so glad that Sable is there for Pansy as life moves inexorably on.
Sandra Pady, Executive Director