If you're a donkey lover then we're sure you'll agree that whether they are tall or short, young or old, black or white, brown or spotty - donkeys are all great.
But every now and then a larger-than-life character will nuzzle their way into our hearts... and this one goes by the name of Neil.
For those of you who have been to Paccombe Farm during Donkey Week, or possibly on a training course, you will know that our farm manager is also called Neil.
As you can imagine there is some confusion when we sit in the tea room saying "We love Neil" as our manager walks in! We do quickly assure him that we are obviously talking about the donkey.
Another amusing twist in this tail is that Neil's wife, Lisa, also works with us and raises a comical eyebrow when we say we are just popping into the barn to give Neil a kiss!
As you can see from this photo, both Neils have made great friends.. Neil our manager is the one on the left!