I love donkeys.
I have spent vast amounts of time observing them at such far-flung places as Six Flags in Vallejo, Calif., and New Jersey's fine Bergen County Zoo (evidence below).
Donkeys are the only animals that really understand the world. They stand there, stare at you and, in an attempt to commune with your lot, their expression says: "Life's really not all that, is it?"
So when I see a dead one -- or even one that's just prostrate -- tears well in my eyes as if another family member has bitten the dust.… Read more