Back in 2012 some of you may remember reading about my sheer delight to have 'Snoopy', one of my dearest companions, arrive on my wedding day with his friend Joe.
Not only was it a dream come true to have donkeys by my side on one of the most important days of my life, but having my most special friend there was the icing on the cake.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share sad news with you, I had to say goodbye to such a special donkey earlier this week. Following a short spell of illness it soon became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to fix this very special little guy and the decision was made to put him to sleep. For anyone that has ever had to make that decision you will understand the grief it caused me to let this boy gallop up to the pearly gates.
It was heart-breaking. Even though I've worked with animals most of my life and I know everything that could be done to help him was, it never makes saying goodbye any easier.
I wanted to share this moment with our supporters to try and give you some understanding of the compassion and commitment each and every donkey which passes through our gates will receive.