With all the heaviness going around this week, I think it’s time for something utterly silly. (And wonderful! But seriously very silly at the same time.)
Enter: The Donkey Sanctuary. Because, who wouldn’t want to look at photos of Eeyore’s cousins?
^^To start, here are their butts.
We had an awesome time touring the grounds, which are huge by the way. These donkeys are most definitely not wanting for much. They have tons of space in which to roam around, excellent care, and lots of happy visitors smiling at them and donating to the cause. There’s also a maze (which we got lost in) and a giant donkey drawing against a side of one of the hills on the property (which you can see above).
And! And! For the die-hard donkey lovers out there, you can organize a night to actually camp with the donkeys. The price for that wasn’t unreasonable, if that’s your sort of thing. And the revenue generated goes right back into caring for the donkeys in the donkey hospital and around the rest of the sanctuary.
Really, there’s nothing not to like. If you’re in the area, I swear to baby jesus that you’ll have a great time if you pop in! Just be sure to donate a pound or two as entry is free, anyway. It also turns out that The Donkey Sanctuary (an international operation, mind) is bringing in bucks by selling donkey dung to an energy start-up! Who knew? We certainly didn’t, until after our visit when we ran against a magazine article about the relationship in a local coffee shop. Saving the donkeys AND the world. Told you, wonderful.