Yet again, my donkey, Seonaid took up the role of Ambassador for The Donkey Sanctuary. Never one to turn down a challenge, when The Donkey Sanctuary Birmingham contacted us we jumped straight into action.
Marjory’s family approached The Donkey Sanctuary to find out if there was the possibility of a donkey attending her 100th birthday party in Tullibody, Clackmannanshire. And, indeed, the answer was yes.
Marjory Norton has been a supporter of The Donkey Sanctuary since it began over 40 years ago. Enter Seonaid; she marched straight in to the back garden to rapturous applause from all at the party. Marjory was delighted to meet her and knew she was linked to The Donkey Sanctuary as she recognised the logo on my gilet.
The age range of the guests I would say was from 8 to 100 years old. Marjory spoke to Seonaid for a long time and was able to reminisce how, when she visited Sidmouth she stayed at a hotel in Sidmouth and had lunch a number of times with Dr Svendsen. She spoke highly of our organisation and the work we do in the UK and abroad. Marjory had adopted Donk Dean for a number of years and could tell us all about his life at the Sanctuary.
Seonaid was the perfect guest. Took carrots with grace and aplomb, posed for photographs and all in all, enjoyed the afternoon. When we left that afternoon Seonaid and I were satisfied knowing that Marjory was delighted with her special four-legged guest.
On a closing note, the slice of cake on the patio table was too much of a temptation for Seonaid – she helped herself! Well, you do have to eat cake at a birthday party, now don’t you?