Friday, 19 August 2016

Having a Laugh

This handsome lad is one of the many donkeys we fed at the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary.   Those huge hairy ears just add to his charm.

The donkeys come in all shapes, sizes and colours.  Their characters are as varied as those of  any group of humans and it sometimes takes quite a lot of subterfuge and bluff to ensure that every donkey gets their fair share of the treats, for there are some who will kick or bite the others as they try to gobble every treat they can wrap their gnashers around.

Most are very gentle. and take their carrot slices very delicately.

These two were quite a double act - and very gentle.

They loved posing for the camera

perhaps they knew that their comedy routine would get them extra attention,
extra treats.

Whatever it was, they were utterly charming and I know that I'll be going back to feed them again, very soon.

Meanwhile, serious preparations for the village show are now underway.   Even as I type, there are cakes in the oven...

Villagers of Little  Bunting and Dovecote Dell can relax though, I won't be entering any of the Cookery categories this year.

The cakes are to help stock the refreshments table.  

Tea/coffee, slice of cake?

Let's hope that the weather is kind on Sunday, our village hall is tiny so we need to be able to put the half a dozen or so tables outside in front of the hall, otherwise tea and coffee drinking will become a dangerous contact sport in the cramped quarters.


  1. Love those Donkeys, I have driven a Donky & carkt as a kid in Ireland when my Uncle used to have one. Now adays if I touch one they make me sneeze from the dust they hav eon their bodies. Great photos

  2. Truly beautiful images of those playful donkeys, such gorgeous creatures!!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  3. Hello Bill, If that was were even half as much fun as the images it is creating in my mind's eye, it must have been wonderful. We spent about six months in West Cork, loved the beauty of the place and the warmth and charm of the people. Somehow the sun always seemd to be shining and the sea was a beautiful, sparkling, blue...perhaps that is simply a reflection of how much we loved the place!

    Hello Prunella, When I looked at the images on the camera disc, i was a bit taken aback by the final image. I couldn't think what it was, which was a bit silly of me, but things do look rather different through a camera lens. It was a lucky capture of a charming and cheeky character! I hope your weekend is filled with fun and beauty.


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