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You may recall that last week I mentioned Daniel P who had retired as an adoption donkey from the Sanctuary's sister charity, the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys? Well this week Phil and I decided to go and visit him to see how he is settling into Shelter 1 having been relinquished back into the care of the Sanctuary.
Well all kinds of things were happening today at The Donkey Sanctuary - Freddie was showing off his new leggings to me (bright blue fly-proof leg protectors), of which he was very proud! Lots of donkeys were queuing up for a walk - including Ashley, Zena and Mr Khan! Ashley was on his very best behaviour as he was being led by Jenny, one of the grooms. Phil and Zena quickly paired up, and I had the privilege of walking Mr Khan, who is a real cutie.
It may have been raining cats and dogs outside this morning, but inside the barns Phil, the donkeys and myself were warm and dry. There is something very comforting about sharing a barn with donkeys when the weather is atrocious outside. Some donkeys snuffle about in the straw, pushing it about with their muzzles, or they bury their heads in it and then shake it all about! Others stand still and methodically chomp on the straw, whilst still others browse and nibble as they shuffle around the barn.