Sunday, December 23, 2012

Harriet finds a forever home

The big news out of New Mexico this weekend is that Morning Bray Farm adopted a new donkey.
Here is the backstory, in case you missed it. 

Harriet made the trip from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Albuquerque yesterday, 
and I was there to help welcome her to her new home.
It was around 5 p.m. and Don was on the phone with Teri, the volunteer from L.E.A.N. (Local Equine Assistance Network) 
who was hauling Harriet, talking her through the maze of Albuquerque.


Finally, the headlights appeared at the end of the road. Justina jumped for joy.



It might be time to get an extension for the Morning Bray Farm sign.



Harriet: Why are all those boys over there staring at me?



We'll never know for certain, but it's possible that Harriet has never been around other donkeys.



She and Ellsworth have the same coloring and are about the same size, 
though Harriet wins in the ear-length category. 


She settled into her own pen while Gracie and the boys finished their dinner next door.



Once Harriet rests up from her long journey, she'll join the rest of the herd.



Harriet: Is this heaven?



Me: It's the closest thing to it you'll find here on earth.



If this picture had a soundtrack, you would hear Buck and Ellsworth whistling.


Harriet is the talk of the town.



37 comments:

  1. Another very lucky donkey indeed. I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! and the best 2013.
    Thank you for so much enjoyment reading all the happenings at the 7MSN all year and your visits to Morning Bray Farm. Some earth angels in both of these places for sure.

    Wendy

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  2. This is a very happy interpretation of "Coming home for Christmas" and so many blog readers are happy with you bipeds and quadrupeds on The 7MSN Ranch and Morning Bray Farm. Including me :-)

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  3. She is beautiful! Thanks to Auntie Linda for taking such a good documentary of Harriet's arrival for all of her new fans!

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  4. I am so happy for Harriet she has found her heaven on earth home. i love the eye liner she has around her beautiful eyes.

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  5. Thanks for sharing Harriet's arrival; what a great Christmas gift!

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  6. awwww, I LUV a story with a happy ending eh!!!!!

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  7. That's great! What a wonderful Christmas present for Harriet and her new family. I'm so glad she found a forever home with her new family.

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  8. I wish all donkeys could live at Morning Bray or 7MSN.

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  9. A Christmas Story of Love!! Another bell rang in heaven :-}}

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  10. Oh, what a sweet face Harriet has, complete with her worried-looking little eyebrows. She looks little to me . . . I didn't realize Ellsworth was smallish too. If I ever visited, I'd probably try to put donkeys in my pockets and steal away.

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  11. She has an absolutely adorable face! Wishing her a long and happy life.

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  12. The best Christmas present ever!!!!

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  13. Carol in N. Colorado12/23/12, 7:47 AM

    I was so happy to watch yesterday's events leading up to Harriet going to her forever home. Thank you for being the photojournalist for all of us. Welcome Home Harriet!!

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  14. At this point, all I have in me is a great big (((sigh))). She is such a lucky, lucky girl. Don and Justina have my heart for all the good they do with animals in this world. Thanks, Carson, for being there to record the entire event!!

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  15. I'm so happy you were able to be there to help welcome Harriet AND to capture it on, uh, digital what? Can't say film anymore! I love her looks, and can't wait to see her mingle with her new sister and brothers. I'm sure you told your family all about her, and that they're dying to meet her as well.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  16. It's so nice to see another lucky donkey. Harriet is beautiful and looks to have a beautiful personality as well.

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  17. Good news for Harriet and for us too, who get to meet and know another amazing donkey!

    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  18. What a great story. She has the most beautiful eyes!

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  19. What an amazing Christmas present for Harriet and for everyone at Morning Bray Farm, and for all of us who get to follow the wonderful story! Thank you for this lovely post.

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  20. On behalf of Harriet, thanks for having such a good heart! Merry Christmas!

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  21. What a lovely girl she is. Thanks for sharing Harriet!

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  22. We knew you'd be there for her homecoming. It's fun to see the first hello and the smiles. You can tell that Justina is over the moon. What a special Christmas for them. And Merry Christmas, Harriet, you lucky girl.

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  23. Thanks for the photos! Look at Harriet's beautiful eyes-no doubt they are expressing her love for her new family and how happy she is. Merry Christmas everyone.

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  24. Tears are rolling down my face right now!! I love a happy ending! Merry Christmas to all! xo

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  25. What a joyous welcome to MBF. So glad that you were there to photo document the beautiful happening. Harriet is beautiful, the MBF donks are in for fun new adventures with a new sister and Justina and Don look well pleased with the Christmas Donkey Harriet. Thanks Auntie Linda. Donkeys bless us everyone. Merry Christmas.

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  26. Aww she is beautiful, love her face! I got teary eyed reading the story....
    How exciting! .... Your turn!

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  27. Hmm, looks like Paula might have applied some Kohl eyeliner before Harriet left for Morning Bray !

    She is so beautiful and a perfect addition ! A merry Christmas to ALL !

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  28. Her eyes are beautiful...she is so incredibly lucky and so are all of you-a match made in heaven!
    Sending endless love and so looking forward to seeing her get to know her new forever wonderful home :)
    Merry Christmas to Harriett and everyone at Morning Bray Farm!
    xoxo
    Sue

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  29. Thank you for sharing your photos of this magical time!

    Harriet is, indeed, a lucky soul who has found her forever home.

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  30. Christmas just got a little brighter :-)

    Harriet is one lucky donkey -- congratulations all around!

    Best wishes to both Morning Bray and 7MSN.

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  31. Oh, this has me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside and I have a huge grin plastered on my face. She's the cutest thing to arrive at the ranch since Ellsworth. It makes me sad to think that she may not have known the company of other donkeys before, but I have a feeling the other residents will soon be making up for lost time.

    So happy for everyone! How thrilling it must have been to have been a part of this exciting day.

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  32. Harriet you lucky lady!! What a special Christmas gift for everyone involved.

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  33. Harriet is so beautiful. She has that peaceful soul look about her that Ellsworth has. This is so wonderful. Teary eyed again! It means so much to you that you and Morning Bray create such a loving home for your critter family and for us. Wishing all of you all things bright and beautiful for Christmas and the New Year.

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  34. She is adorable and her eyes are full of wonder...
    Have a great Christmas and a Blessed New Year....
    Love from NC
    Love the snow dots falling across the pictures.

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  35. What a great Christmas all the way around! Love seeing Harriet in her new forever home. Thanks for telling it Carson :) Merry Christmas to all!

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  36. What a beautiful little girl, such a pretty face! I'm sure she'll be very happy now x

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