Saturday, August 26, 2006

Silly Season Search for Top Donkey

Another classic contender for silliest story of this year's summer silly season...

A national donkey charity is on its way to Lincolnshire in a hunt to discover Britain's finest beach donkey.

Experts from Devon Donkey Sanctuary are to meet a group of beach donkeys in Skegness tomorrow (Sunday) to see if they have donkey world's X-factor.

Skeggy's finest will then go up against rival donkeys from Blackpool, Barmouth, Gunnislake (wherever that is), Rhyl, Scarborough and Weymouth.

National judge, Maggie Taylor, said to be an experienced donkey owner, is already hyping up the stakes.

She says: "I have heard from previous years that the standards are extremely high between resorts and there is healthy competition.

"I shall examine their hooves, teeth, eyes and I'll also check the condition of their tack. I will be looking for strong, well-conformed donkeys with gentle and placid natures and above all, to see that they are happy in their work."

I suggest that anyone wanting more information about donkeys - and who wouldn't - should visit the Donkey Sanctuary's website HERE.

You too can visit Donkey World, find out about AdoptaDonkey, learn about Donkey Therapy and even see Donkeys Live...

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