We also had two special visitors, one was a woman working at the Donkey Sanctuary in Britain and the Manager of the Donkey Sanctuary in Cypress, they just gotten married and were on their honeymoon and made it part of their tour to visit the DSC. They were really nice people and emails and infos were exchanged and I got a list of places to stay close by in case I ever get to go and visit them over there. It was fun to have a conversation with them about what they found different here compared to back home, one was the fact that they had never seen a miniature donkey at their farms, well I guess most of their rescues are working donkeys and the little guys really wouldn't be much of a working donkey. So they were really smitten with the little guys and well who wouldn't be? I really would love to get to Paco's heart, because he is such a grouchy little donkey, but also a poor little soul who had endure enough in his young life, as he was born with facial deformatities that make it hard for him to eat, but he is definitely a feisty little guy, but as I said a little bit cranky at times. I spent some time after working just sitting on the bench with Poppy close by, as she was convinced I still had treats for her in my bag and she just had to check it out. And of course she was absolutely right as I had packed a donkey friendly lunch that I never ate, because I just didn't have time to eat.
We were watching all the other little guys like her mom Pansy and Sable eating grass along the lane and enjoying a stroll in the shady part of the lane at that time of the day.
I went over to Solo''s paddock and of course he assume the position right away, he does that all the time when you approach him, and usually I would be a little bit leery of a donkey turning his behind to you, but in his case you know what he wants and usually that's how it works for him to get what he wants.
Then it was time to say good bye and leave for the day. Poppy was just resting at the gate and I just couldn't resist stopping by to say good bye to her too. She is just so cute, so little and so cuddly.