As football fever grips the nation, our donkeys here in Sidmouth have joined in the fun and excitement surrounding the start of The World Cup in Brazil.
The grooms like to find interesting and fun ways to keep the donkeys entertained and when they introduced toys into their daily routine, it soon became apparent that many of the younger donkeys love to kick a ball around their paddock.
One particular donkey is Walter who is a cheeky, lovable chap and has become a real star footballer. He loves nothing better than to show off his hoof-skills with the football whenever he gets the chance.
It’s true to say that Walter is a real wizard with the football but then he has the advantage of having two pairs of legs!
When Walter isn't playing football, he can be seen helping children with additional needs as his calm and reliable nature makes him particularly sensitive to the needs of those who are nervous and lacking in confidence.
If you share Walter’s passion for football, why not adopt Walter... it costs just 7 pence a day to give you a lifetime of memories - http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/adopt/walter