We all know the feeling of working a long day and going until we can’t possibly go anymore. Our eyes, legs, and feet are tired, and we’re looking forward to only one thing: relaxing.
I know that there are days when it feels as though I’ve worked my tail off. From sunrise to sunset, the day’s duties keep me moving quickly, and without a moment to stop and catch my breath. By the time I’ve managed to kick my feet up somewhere (anywhere really), it’s only a matter of time before my eyes are shut and my soft snores are filling the room. Recently, I found that I wasn’t the only one who appreciates a spontaneous and quiet R&R moment.
When Elvis, a two-week-old donkey, felt his body start to drift into sleepytime-mode, he made his way to one of the most unsuspecting places for a donkey nap. Elvis had been up for only a couple of hours but, for a newborn donkey, that’s a long time to be ‘up and at ‘em’ without a nap. When the time finally came for his nap, he had one very specific and surprising place in mind, and he made his way there without letting anyone know.
Sleepy Elvis made his way to a HAMMOCK! When I first heard of this, I was shocked! My first thought was “HOW in the world would a baby donkey get into a hammock?” After all, hammocks aren’t necessarily the easiest things for a human to get into; I can’t imagine how tricky it was for a newborn donkey! My second thought was that little Elvis had the right idea with this R&R spot, hammocks are AMAZING for naps!
Elvis’ owners were beyond worried that their new baby was missing and alone. After hours of searching, they made their way back to the house where they noticed the front porch hammock rocking! As you can imagine, they were quite surprised (and relieved) to see their two-week-old donkey swaying away in their family hammock. His owners watched him in awe and even gave him a little push from time to time to keep his hammock in motion.
Elvis, I am quite impressed with your resting preference, and I’ve gotta say you’ve inspired my next nap (Although I’ll make sure to let people know if I escape to an unusual napping place). Check out the video, below, to see Elvis lie back and enjoy his nap in the most unthinkable of donkey resting spots!