Donkeys are smart!
The word on the street is that donkeys are stubborn! But after a recent day in the company of donkeys – we can tell you that it’s just NOT true! Like other animals, they can fill your heart with joy.
Donkeys are surprisingly affectionate – as Neil found out when Bonnie was very attracted to this handsome Aussie!
If you find yourself anywhere near Sidmouth in the English county of Devon, put a few hours aside to meet some donkeys. You to might be lucky enough to get a very personal encounter.
The Donkey Sanctuary was one of the most fascinating places we visited on “Village to Villa” – 1 year of pet and house sitting.
It all began in 1969 when Elisabeth Svendsen did something amazing. She founded a charity after seeing 7 small donkeys housed in appalling conditions.
Today it’s Britain’s richest charity with an annual turnover of 22 million pounds!
Their mission is to free donkeys from suffering and improve the quality of life for donkeys worldwide – mostly through promoting an understanding and support. They have made a profound difference to the lives of donkeys, here in England and in other countries.
The Sanctuary provides Donkeys for assisted therapy for children.
Anyone can “Adopt a Donkey” to guarantee its future well-being.
Read up about these guys here: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk
If these equines put a smile on your face – you should take a look at BALDRIC – the awesome eagle.