A Donkey’s Guide to Life

by Otis Donkey

Are you feeling like the entire world has gone crazy….and you’re not, but you’re considering joining them… because it has to be YOU, right?? I’m right there with ya. But… surely it’s not cause to give up! Never let the bastards get you down! Take some donkey sense advice with these pearls of wisdom (heavily borrowed from Cowboy Wisdom).

Enjoy some eye candy. Some tunes. Take a chance and step outside the herd.

Don’t get too busy making a living, that you forget to make a life.. also

Don’t forget to stop and eat the daisies ….

Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

We are rough men and used to rough ways.” 

 Bob Younger
(To a newspaper reporter following the 1876 Northfield, Minnesota raid.)

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.

Letting the cat outta the bag is easier than getting it back in.

“Most of the time, we see only what we want to see, or what others tell us to see, instead of really investigate to see what is really there. We embrace illusions only because we are presented with the illusion that they are embraced by the majority. When in truth, they only become popular because they are pounded at us by the media with such an intensity and high level of repetition that its mere force disguises lies and truths. And like obedient schoolchildren, we do not question their validity and swallow everything up like medicine. Why? Because since the earliest days of our youth, we have been conditioned to accept that the direction of the herd, and that authority anywhere, is always right.”

Suzy Kassem

Never miss a chance to shut up.

Life is not about how fast you are or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.

Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.

Don’t start none, won’t be none.

Don’t squat with your spurs on.

“Can’t you hurry this up a bit? I hear they eat dinner in Hades at twelve sharp and I don’t aim to be late.”

Black Jack Ketchum
Just before he was hanged at Clayton, New Mexico on April 26, 1901

Don’t corner something meaner than you.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Sometimes you get and sometimes you get got.

Better to be a has -been, then a never- was.

Just ’cause trouble comes visiting doesn’t mean you have to offer it a place to sit down.

There are two theories to arguin’ with a woman. Neither one works.

Never invite the devil on a ride. He’ll always want to take the reins . Always.

Otis Donkey