It is with hearts full of sorrow that we said goodbye to Jonny, Trilly’s father, who departed for after a stroke a few days ago. Jonny has spent these last three years with donkey friend Chandoline and his human family, who had welcomed them thanks to the rehoming scheme.
It was love at first sight and the beautiful bond between donkeys and humans increased day by day.
Jonny, who had been rescued by our Rifugio in 2008 after a terrible case of mistreatment (he and his companion Maria were the only survivors among dozens of animals left starving to death), was a joyful, friendly donkey, eye-catching for with his amazing looks (he was our “cover boy” in 2012 calendar), with such a sunny attitude that you could not help but fall in love with him.
He will be greatly missed, but in this time of grief we want to say a huge thank you to his foster human family, who has immediately decided to open the door to another rescued donkey as a companion for Chandoline, as the best way to celebrate a beloved one is to share love in memory.