To visit the donkeys

We in Guelph are fortunate enough to be right nearby The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, a permanent home for unwanted or abused donkeys. My first visit there was several years ago, and I was struck by the humble nature of the gentle donkeys that I met. Today I took the kids so that they could experience the DSC.

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We had a fantastic time, checking out the donkeys and where they live. There were several excellent displays and lots of information about the care of the donkeys – hoof care, nutrition, teeth care, etc.

We met a donkey with the same name as our cat! And this particular donkey was the oldest one living at the sanctuary, at 41 yrs of age.

Dawson learned that you have to keep donkeys’ hooves trimmed (once every 8-10 weeks) and his favourite donkey was “Solo”.

Kaelan was glad that donkeys didn’t bite him and his favourite part was petting them.

Eden said that she enjoyed petting the donkeys too, and that her favourite donkey was “Summer” because she had the same name as our cat.

We hope to go again (perhaps when the weather isn’t as damp and cold as it was today!).

1 Comment

  1. December 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I LOVE the Donkey Sanctuary. Such a unique place. Seemed ridiculous when I first heard of it, but it’s pretty great to take in. Glad the kids liked it!

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