I spent most of my day at The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. The grounds are beautiful, the staff are friendly and informative, and the donkeys are incredibly sweet. The sanctuary’s website uses the term “gentle souls” to describe the donkeys, and after spending the day with them I completely agree.
It’s no surprise to me that they are featured as pretty memorable characters in some great books. Here are the standouts for me:
Eeyore from A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh
Benjamin from George Orwell’s Animal Farm
Puzzle from C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle
If anyone remembers any more examples, I would love to hear them. And again, if you have the chance, you really should visit The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. Say hi to Poppy for me if you go.