March 13, 2018

Sadness in Donkeyville

Kitties!  Donkey has only come into the bedroom once in over a week!  After 6 years!  Last night NO one came in to sleep with us.  Of course, *I* am responsible for choosing who... and I have left Donkey lying sadly on the living room floor over and over this past week and a half except once.  Look who came in night before last!  And several nights before THAT along with Floppy Mousie.



Mom put Turtle on the dresser so she could get a better picture of him.  I have brought him in quite often with Donkey.  But Donkey is tired and he does look like he is tired.  Very very very tired. I have been thinking that perhaps he should retire.  I will make up my mind about it within the next month.  If he does, he will be put into the oak library card case mom bought a few years back...where he will join many of the Admiral's stuffs.  Just Donkey will go there if I say so, because he is special.  The rest of my special toys will go the way of other things.






It is a pretty day and mom is gonna leave me in about an hour only to come back and leave me again!  I need to nap to strengthen myself for this event!

XX

31 comments:

  1. We'd be a bit sad if Donkey was retiring, Katie, but we do understand that All Beings transition.

    We really like Turtle, btw!

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  2. Poor Donkey makes me think of The Velveteen Rabbit book. Has he been outgrown? Are there newer bright and attractive toys? Maybe he just needs a vacation. You could send him to Marg's to visit Smoke and Joe. Donkey would come back smelling VERY interesting!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  3. We know your donkey loves you sweet Katie!

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  4. Yes, your donkey needs to retire. Maybe your mom can find another toy donkey, alas not the same, to replace your beloved toy. We think he deserves a place of honor, too.

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  5. Oh you had so many wonderful time with Donkey so it's okay if he retires, right?

    Emma and Buster

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  6. Well... It's always sad to see our furriends go away. But surely Donkey has a bit more life left?

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  7. Poor Donkey. He is tired, but he doesn't want to retire. XO

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  8. Donkey looks like a few of our toys.
    Thank you so much for your kind words about Smokey crossing over. He is truly missed here at Forty Paws.

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  9. We know donkey was well loved.
    We agree you should keep him...just because.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  10. We don't think we've seen Turtle before. He sure is cute...but of course, he's no Donkey.

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  11. Donkey has been loved for a long time so we bet he's pretty tired. Turtle looks fresh though!

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  12. Even toys deserve a peaceful retirement. They spend years entertaining us; that's hard work.

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  13. He may need some extensive repair work.

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  14. Well Katie, sometimes we just move on from a favorite toy - with no explanation necessary because we are - after all - caretakers of our toys. My favorite when I first came here - the white house that Mom patched up to the point he became "Mr. Rags" has been totally left by the wayside for many, many months. Mom is going to put him away too. In "THE MEMORY BOX". Mr. Donkey does look tired - and my Mom says that retirement is a wonderful thing so maybe it's time to let Mr. Donkey do that too!

    Hugs, Teddy

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    1. Katie I meant to say "white MOUSE" and not "white HOUSE" !!

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  15. Donkey looks very tired indeed. After some rest, he may want to start bedroom routine again :-) But retiring sounds nice, too. I know you'll make the best decision for him, Katie san :-)

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  16. Well, Donkey has been special and deserves special retirement if you should decide this. We will anxiously be awaiting your decision. Oh, how we wish for a pretty day. Would you be willing to share. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  17. Oh, goodness, Donkey does look like he's ready for retirement!

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  18. OMCs 6 years is a very long time for a Donkey to be on night duty...I agree it might be time for retirement.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  19. You've had Donkey for quite some time now. That's such a special retirement place for special toys. I think our mom needs a talking to because our retired things go in the g-a-r-b-a-g-e!

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  20. donkey...ya knead sum R % R...N like smoke N joe; a pail ore two oh grazz.......N katie, just wunderin......werz lion ~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

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  21. Poor donkey but he is getting old and wornout and may need to retire

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  22. Donkey won't take up much room in the card case. There's barely anything left of him! He's a tired old donk. Every hour of love shows on him. In the story of The Velveteen Rabbit, toys that get a lot of love turn "real." You may be moving to a farm soon, KI!!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  23. After Donkey's devoted service, perhaps he should have a comfortable retirement.

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  24. Dearest Katie Isabella,
    Well, Donkey sure is ready for retirement, one can see. So well loved though.
    Exactly for the same reason I'd ordered 3 new Bouncy Mouse for our Bandido who has loved his 'old' one almost to death.
    Than we got a real scare, Bandido boy got so sick. Didn't want to eat, had problems drinking (he always drinks very funny sitting behind the bowl not in front! But he horked many times and mostly clear liquid. I'd looked up on line what it could be. They suggested a hairball but his silky and short furs barely shed at all. He loves to get his brushies but there is nothing coming off of him!
    He got better after a couple of days and we then figured out that one of his new mousies had one arm and hand completely off and the other a stump till the elbow... Aha, he probably ate them alive! He so loves them and my guess is that it was the cause. Our vet asked us on Monday, when Barty the eldest had his 3-year rabies shot and Speckie the baby of all, how large those arms were. Just very tiny so she said it would not cause any problem.
    Hugs to all,
    Mariette

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  25. Dearest Katie,
    I too have my favorite Ratty! I chewed him off the rope he was tied to the pole with and I have loved him almost to bits. He no longer has much fur...his embroidered eyes have no white thread left. His rattle is gone (but he still squeaks). I carry him hither and yon and I bring him to bed every night and sing him lullabies. Mom was worried about what I would do when I was Ratty-less, that she bought a new Dog Wand Toy that came with 2 Ratties - one brown and white and one black and white like MY RATTY.
    She has hidden the black and white one. The brown one is sometimes on the stick so I can play chase and sometimes off the stick (when I try to chew him off). I don't like him as much but he has been coming to the bed with us. Mommy says I can keep Ratty until he falls totally apart.
    Mom says she seems to remember that your Donkey is Donkey #2. And that he has been well loved for years.
    Purrs
    Marv

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  26. Poor tired Donkey. Maybe he needs a holiday marinating in nip. Then he would come back all refreshed and feeling good again.

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  27. Donkey does look a bit tired out. It's sometimes hard for old toys to keep up with kitties and doggies. Maybe Donkey just needs a nap.

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