Nature’s Ways


This year whilst enduring “the worst holiday ever,” I know I sound like a hormonal teenager when I say it like that but “I don’t care”, Tink befriended two gorgeous donkeys. Again he struggled with the other children on the caravan site, the playground was his battlefield. After having to visit one mum to apologise for some very colourful language he’d directed at her small daughter, I kept a close eye on things. To be fair he knew the playground wasn’t a good place for him and chose instead to visit the donkeys. There he stroked them and fed them hay, happily chatting to them and me about them. We even had to buy them carrots at Tinks insistence. These were happy holiday moments for him and me, seeing calm and ease restored, shoulders lowered, smiles in place, for both of us. He definitely loves animals and the way they make him feel, he allows them to touch his heart in a way most humans are forbidden to do. Maybe it’s the lack of complexitiy in the relationship or that they just can’t answer back, or maybe it’s just because they’re cute. Either way I like it.

Read more about Tink and his attachment to animals here.


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  2. Mammasaurus September 13, 2012 / 11:10 am

    Animals and kids are a winning combination, its just double innocence *ahhhhh*

    • Sarah September 15, 2012 / 3:11 pm

      Yes indeed, thanks for visiting.

  3. Kate September 14, 2012 / 9:35 am

    Sounds like he might enjoy The Donkey Sanctuary, near Sidmouth, Devon The yard, where you can get right up close to the friendliest donkeys, is lovely.

    • Sarah September 14, 2012 / 6:04 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation. Will keep it in mind when down that way. :-)

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