Hey BeeBo it's me Mom. I'm in Portugal and it has been almost 3 weeks since I left you at the most amazing sanctuary I could have imagined. I want to take a moment and share with anyone interested about how you got to Posado's Safe Haven www.posadosafehaven.org. It was your amazing vet, Dr. Elizabeth Hardy, who once again came to our rescue.
I had reached out to several different entities and had hoped for the perfect "forever" home for you. I knew you couldn't make the trip to Portugal and really being a guest in another's home and in a foreign country, I knew I would have to leave you in Washington. I literally cried for weeks on end and believe it or not, I'm still crying today because I miss you!!!!! On the night before I left, Dr. Liz was out of town but came through for us. She works with this amazing sanctuary that was started after a very cruel stunt by teenagers cost Posado the donkey his life. Focused on eliminating the cruelty that is often inflicted on helpless animals, this sanctuary offers the gift of a happy life and love to animals that have endured many forms of abuse. They found a space for you. You weren't abused in any respect. But with your handicap from inbreeding, not everyone was qualified or eager to have you. I was so use to life with you, and you were so use to me that perhaps it will be some time before either of us are at peace. You celebrated your 8th birthday there on July 4th. And the photos show you getting ready to feast on a 1/2 watermelon with a big B in blueberries. I got the message that you are still getting use to the animal sounds and are a little bit weary of the new surroundings. Dr. Liz tells me not to worry so much and that they love you and that you are absolutely in great hands. I know she is right in so many ways. So for right now, you are in Monroe, Washington, and I'm in Loule Portugal.
Let me just say that I've never experienced anything like this. I'm sure that I will grow to be comfortable but honestly, I just find a lot of things challenging. It's not only the language but so much more than that. I have found that I took for granted many things that the US has that other countries don't. No need to make a list as it is up to me to just embrace what is and try to make it the amazing experience it is intended to be. It is very different than Washington but similar weather to what I experienced growing up in New Mexico. That means that it is incredibly hot here at this time of the year.
I just want you to know that I will be silk painting again as soon as I can get my box of supplies from the US. It seems that it is a bit different than just sending a package within borders. There are several countries involved in the transition, and of course, they all have their rules and regulations. That being said, I can't wait to get started being an artist again. I will post pictures to the website www.ArtCoutureDesign.com soon. It will feature some of the new creations that of course feature orchids, hand painted silk and leather with conchos for a finishing touch!