Some of you may recall Sarah (one of my Norfolk foster owners) telling us about her four 'boys' who were delivered a year ago. I was going to say that, not content with four, Sarah requested more donkeys but the fact is that being so very content with four she decided to offer her home to another small group of Sanctuary donkeys.
Enter Tommy, Stack and Donagh exactly one year later to the day that the first four were delivered! A second opportunity for us to rehome a small group as most people only want to take on two donkeys. As we never split bonded groups of friends, this can often lead to small groups staying at the Sanctuary. And whilst the care at the Sanctuary is second to none, it is so wonderful when potential foster owners decide to give our donkeys that special home with the one to one love and attention that donkeys relish.
Pictured individually is the gorgeous Tommy, a big donkey standing at 12hh. A hand is four inches and the measurement used for calculating the height of equines. A straight line is taken from the ground to the donkey's withers at the base of the neck. Most donkeys average around 10hh to 10.2hh and Tommy's special friend, Stack, is only 9.3hh - 'Little and Large!'
So Sarah is very special to us and to her seven boys for offering up her lovely home and helping the Sanctuary in this way.
Apparently many people have told her she is crazy but Sarah just admits to being 'donkey daft'!