It's not every day that you are treated to a foot trimming with a touch of sparkle added afterwards, but that's what happened to my best friend Lady this morning when our farrier dropped by to see us.
Me and my long ear friends were all out in the yard finishing off breakfast when Emma, our groom, opened the gate for the farrier. I spotted the four miniatures donkeys - Brandy, Gem, Twiggy and Star - making their way to the open gate, but Emma saw them before they had a chance to get any closer. I'm sure they were only just checking that the gate had been shut properly!
After Colin had set up his bench, he started making new plastic shoes for Lady. Being in earshot, I heard him say that he's really pleased with her feet these days, so I went over to tell her while Jubilee and Teddy carried on inspecting Colin's tool boxes.
It wasn't long before Lady's hooves were all trimmed and a new pair of shoes back on her feet. There was something different about them this time though, so I took a closer look... they sparkled with glitter. I wouldn't say I'm jealous but...
Guess what? Colin is coming back in a couple of weeks to trim the rest of our hooves - all 56 of us. I hope he has enough left to sprinkle over us too. I better make sure I'm first in the queue!