Tink: the little donkey who dared to be different

Tink: the little donkey who dared to be different

Peaceful Valley donkey rescue

I am delighted to welcome one of my favourite writers, Jessica Anselment, to Donkey Time. Jess’s blog, A Donkumentary, with its magical and sometimes misty-eyed musings on donkeys, love and life, from her little ranch in Texas, instantly had me hooked. Her work has also been featured in Flash Fiction Magazine and ‘America’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction’.

In this special guest post, Jess tells us how she came to rescue Tink, a donkey with a difference, and how he inspired her to write her first children’s book, recently published by Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, the largest donkey charity in America… 

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Donkey Time Blurtso Giveaway Competition

Donkey Time Blurtso Giveaway Competition

Blurtso the donkeyWelcome to the Donkey Time Blurtso Giveaway Competition!

Exclusive to Donkey Time! An exciting, one-time-only chance to win some very special prizes, courtesy of author, illustrator and creator of the adorable and philosophical webcomic character Blurtso the donkey, Alan Davison. Read more

These Ears Are Made for Listenin’

These Ears Are Made for Listenin’

donkey listening to guitar
Natalia and donkey Cometa Libera Photo: Deea Wolf www.nomaddeea.com

What makes a good listener? Empathy? Understanding? Making eye contact? Giving great advice?

According to many communication experts, the best listeners are those with the ability to just be quiet, not interrupt and concentrate fully on what someone is saying without getting distracted.

Donkeys are famous for their calm and steady nature and reluctance to do anything in a hurry. Anyone who spends time with donkeys will tell you what good listeners they are. From the knowing in those deep, brown eyes to the slow turning of those big, beautiful ears to face you. Read more