Thursday, February 9, 2012

Donkey Management Course at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary in Devon

Who really wants to get out of a warm bed and go out into the cold on a frosty morning ?


True to their word I had my very own Donkey Management course at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.

Making friends with a donkey is fine, but you can go a bit too far, for nose to nose contact inside the donkey's own space I lost a point from my score card.

This is the way it should be done, I gained back the point I had lost.

Lost a point again for having my nose right down a donkey's nostril.

It was so cold, most donkey's had their coats on or were inside the big barn.
You can see inside too, by visiting the barn web cam right HERE

I learnt to give donkey's their own space. 

You can't go straight up to any donkey and give it a nose to nose kiss. 

Or it gives you red eye's.... 

We brought the little blue donkey back with us, if you head on over to Soggibottom just HERE you have a chance to give it a hug too. Make sure Soggibottom know's you follow me in and out of the cat flap.



  1. I LOVE you Freya!! So glad we got to see your visit to the donkeys. I think they like you - a LOT! Hope you and your Mum have warmed up from this visit!!

  2. Freya you did very good on your first lesson.

  3. Freya, i'm Proud of you Girl!
    You didn't give nips nor get any!
    That's really Good,
    and worth alot of points!

  4. Woof! Woof! I have the same problem today ... got up late but its sunny. Oh how cute are the donkeys. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. As we said over on soggibottom, those donkeys are so clean and look so well cared for. But we wonder why they are allowed to put their snooter through the fence and you can't?

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  6. Oh wow, not only did you get to meet donkeys but you got to take one home too!! I know, it stinks to get out of bed on a cold day, but what a day you had!

  7. I know how you feel about getting out of bed, Freya, but it was certainly worth it, wasn't it?

  8. Well Freya, I give you all kinds of points for just getting out of that warm bed!!! Too funny that you put your nose right down a donkey's nostril....

  9. Hi Freya
    I am glad that you were careful and not let the donkeys nip you or strike at you. Donkeys can be very fast- but I see that you are wise!
    The donkeys all look so happy.

  10. What a nice time. Glad you know all about donkeys now ;)
    Hugs, Molly and Sophie

  11. Freya, now that you have graduated from your part of Donkey Management, you can tell Frankie all about it. He might not seem impressed, but I'm sure deep down inside he is. You're a brave little soul and now you have lots of donkey friends too!