Donkey Day at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada was yesterday… and it was awesome! Despite the extreme heat and humidity, we had a marvelous afternoon. So many sweet donkeys, so little time to pet them all!
It was so lovely to see these gentle creatures, many abused and mistreated in their lives, so eager for some love. They’re so happy and contented in their new lives, with big paddocks to roam in and people to care for them. And on visitors’ days, there are lots of people to pet and brush them! They just come over to the fence, and stand there as happy as can be, basking in Teh Love of their adoring public!
I could have spent all day, just snuggling up to all these donkeys, brushing them and giving them pets… But it was a billion degrees out, and BDH was suffering some severe sunburn from a morning of soccer, so we kept it to a couple of hours. Still, it was great to get our donkey fix!
I can’t wait to go visit again. Perhaps on a cooler day. I would love to volunteer. And now that I have been to the Sanctuary and visited with some of the donkeys, I hope we can find a little money sometime in the future to contribute to their care. It’s a worthy cause — I definitely saw that for myself. The people that work there really love each of the donkeys and take wonderful care of them.
And now, the donkeys… Well, some of them. We just took so many pictures! You can also check out the “Our Donkeys” page at the Donkey Sanctuary to read each donkey’s story and see more pictures of the donkeys.
Hover over each picture for a description, and click on each to see a larger picture: