Thursday, 11 March 2010

the red donkey

Late afternoon sun, driving home from a meeting, and a spark of red catches my eye in the field to my right. I had to stop. Who can resist taking a photo of a donkey wearing a red rug? Horses wear rugs, (the term rug, as opposed to blanket or coat, comes from the New Zealand Rug) but I've never seen a donkey in one. Even better that it's red.


I love donkeys. It's those beautiful furry ears.

22 comments:

Sarita said...

That is a very nice nice rug! I love the ears too...:) Donkeys always seem to have such sweet expressions, don't they?

Baa-Me Kniits said...

it must be cold there because donkeys have nice thick coats of their own....love the red rug! He/She is a much loved donkey....lovely to see :-)

A Time to Dance said...

I love donkeys too, but they always look so sad...bless them...I love their ears too...that one looks like one in a story book I had as a child...hope you are well...Love H

dottycookie said...

I've always wanted a donkey but I don't think one would fit in the garden! I adore them.

Liz said...

what and eye for a picture you have Diana, this one is lovely, he looks so cosy in his red jacket.

Griffin said...

Eeyore was very nearly happy with his red rug.

"I suppose somebody had one to give away, so I got it," he said morosely.

"It's a lovely colour," said Piglet.

"If you like colour," Eeyore replied.

Actually Eeyore was rather pleased because Christopher Robin had told him he looked debonair. Eeyore was not sure what that was, but Christopher Robin had said it meant you were quite the thing. ...

Simone said...

He looks like a sweet little soul. A lovely photo Diana.x

ginny said...

very sweet... i rode a donkey in the mountains in eygpt years ago ... looking back i think ... poor donkey!

rachel said...

Aaaaawww......nice to see evidence of someone caring for him. Donkeys have a way of conveying that they have a very hard life, no matter what the truth is, but it's hard to pretend to be neglected when you're wearing a cosy, if slightly too big, red rug!

Petit Filoux said...

They're so cute as well! I love that they're really sociable and like to live with a 'friend'

Diane said...

I love friendly donkeys. the smell of them reminds me of donkey riding on the beach when I was little - 1 ride per day every day we were there!!

kristina said...

Oh he's very sweet. And obviously well-loved too to be kitted out with a blanket. I wonder if we could have a donkey on the plot...then again he might eat all the veggies... K x

caireen said...

ee-yor-ways wears that :))
sorry, couldn't resist - he's cute! cx

love those cupcakes said...

What is it about donkeys, and especially ones in red coats, that makes me want to cry? Lovely photograph.

Purrfect Haven said...

Yes, I know just what you mean. Have just been communing with donkeys myself -
see www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com

Enjoyed your lovely post, thanks Helen

Dragonfly said...

I want a donkey! And an alpaca...

Tracy x said...

odd to see a donkey in a rug.... perhaps he was elderly or recovering from an illness - generally they are hardy little souls...
drooling over the welsh cakes - yum
hope things are a little easier xxx
t x

bad penny said...

I adore doneys & if I had the space I'd have one

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, your blog is just soooo wonderful and gives me a lot of energy!

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SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Horses can be vaguely alarming at times but donkeys aren't capable of it . Certainly not when muffled up in red !

Sally Anne said...

What a sweet little donkey...he or she looks so cosy in that rug.
Thanks so much for the welsh cake recipe...I have some friends coming tonight for supper and I am going to make some right now.
xxx

BumbleVee said...

from the donkeys I know...they definitely prefer warm to cold or wet.... I bet he loves his coat...