Wren woke to the most beautiful day today. The sun was shining, the sky was blue. It was cold but wearing her nice new orange fleece she felt very warm. The sleeves are nice and long and cover her hands too if she wants them to, so that kept her fingers warm as well.
Anyway she headed off for a wander around the Donkey Sanctuary.
There are over 100 donkeys and ponies at the sanctuary, mostly donkeys that have been rescued or taken on as their owners can no longer care for them.
They are kept in different paddocks, pens and accommodation according to their needs, and feeding and treatment schedules.
Wren loved watching the donkeys in this pen waiting their turn for feeding.
All the donkeys wear collars with their names on them. The girls (female donkeys are called a jenny or jennet) wear a yellow collar and the boys (male donkeys are called a jack) wear red collars.
All the donkeys who come to the Sanctuary stay there for the rest of their lives.
Three donkeys in the barn eating hay
This one is licking a mineral salt block.
Outside by one of the accommodation barns.
The barns had such fun names, like 'Paddy's Penthoue and Health Suite' where new donkeys go when they arrive at the Sanctuary. 'Poppy's Place', 'Bruno's Bungalow', 'Peanut's Pad', 'Nobby's Nammet'.
Grazing in one of the paddocks.
Wren enjoyed sitting and watching them eat.
The sun was shining through this salt lick, making it look like a large peach/apricot coloured crystal.
There were information boards up telling about the different donkeys.
This one had just had a roll in the field.
Cute little pony.
Pretty markings on this one.
Jimbob, who used to work at Carisbrooke Castle
This one should be called 'Spot' the donkey.
Goodbye, hope you enjoyed the donkeys as much as I did.
The heritage of the Donkey Sanctuary.
Wren picked up some postcards for her postcard swap, and was given a check list of the donkeys she spotted.
She can't wait to send some more postcards out.