We have spent an amazing morning with our friends “Mary and Richard, Donkey guardians in waiting. “ 

Little Lad and George have met them once before back in May. Today they were very confident, striding up to them as soon as they eneterd the field and enjoyed a good scratch from them both. We decided to get their head collars on and Mary had no trouble catching George. Then they decided to walk them around the paddock. Richard took charge of Little Lad, who in the past has been a bit anxious of new situations, particularly when it involves a man. To my absolute amazement and sheer delight, Richard and Little Lad lead the way. Khush and myself just sat outside their stable, while these two confident donkeys did everything that was asked of them.Over poles, around bollards  you name they did it. We couldn’t have been more proud.

Then for a bit of routine maintenance, in the form of hoof picking. George stood very calmly while Mary confidently picked up and picked out all 4  hooves. Little Lad did his usual party trick and picked up his feet, just by touching the top of his leg. Never having children I can only imagine this is how you must feel when they have reached yet another milestone in their lives. Even Mary and Richard commented on how calm they were and how different they seemed from last time. 

It is great to meet like minded people and I know this is the start of a friendship where possibly the only thing we talk about are our donkeys ❤️🐴🐴

Here’s hoping that Mary and Richard get the news they have been waiting so patiently for, that there are two donkeys coming their way. Until then they can play surrogate guardian to our two amazing donkeys……