Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I won, I won, I won!!!!

In case you didn't hear, I won a donkey!!!! Dougal announced it on his blog this morning.  I'm so excited my whole body is wagging.  The donkey won't come to live with me - it is much better off where it is at the nice donkey sanctuary on the Isle of Wight with other donkeys to play with.  Here, it would only have me and Arthur and I can't see Arthur playing with a donkey somehow.  Besides, I'm not sure Mum would be too happy about picking up donkey poop!  However, the lucky donkey gets me as its adopted dad and I even get an adoption certificate with a picture of my donkey on it.  The pwize was donated by my Twitter buddy, @Kolo_Martin and he has promised he'll visit my donkey and tell it all about me. What a pawesome idea for a #pawpawty pwize and a great way to help animals.  Thanks Kolo!!!!!!!

The Isle of Wight is a long way from Wisconsin.  It's just off the South coast of England, opposite Southampton, which is kind of funny really because Mum used to live in Southampton before she came to the States.  She was there for three and a half years but never made it to the Isle of Wight.  I will have to try and persuade her to take a detour to visit my donkey next time she goes over to Scotland! 

Now, the hard part is going to be picking a donkey to adopt because they're all so very cute!  I'm going to enlist the help of the kids but if any of my anipals would like to try to influence the vote, please feel free to use the voting tool on the right.  I would ask Arthur to help but that would mean I'd have to wake him up and I don't think I want to do that! You can see the donkeys that are up for adoption and learn more about them here: donkeys to adopt (*whispers* I think @frugaldougal likes Archie cos he put his picture on his blog!).  I'll make a decision on the donkey tomorrow evening.

On a more serious note, I learned from the website that the teenage daughter of the family who run the donkey sanctuary has been very ill with leukemia.  Please keep Holly Clarke and her family in your thoughts and prayers as she fights her way towards recovery.  It sounds like she has had a very difficult journey since she was diagnosed in August with some serious setbacks along the way.  Keeping all four paws crossed that things start improving for her soon.

Woof soon......


  1. Dat iz one hard choice! all dem donkeys iz cute, but I finks I iz votin for fred.

    I likes dat fred.

  2. I vote for Thumper 'cause the name sounds like something I'd do with a squeaky toy... *snickers*

  3. I voted *woof*
    But for the record I love them all!

  4. ooops forgot to congratulate you on winning...heheheh
    Congrats Fergus! *high paw*

  5. Well done buddy!! Humm, do we share our nip with a donkey? Or do you share your milkbones?

  6. BOL! I think they eat grass and veggies so my milkbones are safe! Not so sure about the nip though.

  7. I like Poppy, she's cheeky! hee hee! But, I also like Archie! Oh, and what about Snowy? Then there's Fred, he looks nice! Oh, I guess I'm not much help! Sorry! Oh, and Thumper...She da one w/the spots? I'm partial to spots! Congrats! who ever you pick, it will be great! <3 Lulu (@Parrisreddog)

  8. Congrats Fergus.

    What a difficult choice to make.
    I voted for Fred.
    He looks like he is a curious donkey.
    All da others are cute too.

  9. I can't wait to hear which Donkey you choose. It can be the official Anipal donkey! =^..^=

  10. Fred reminds me of Eeyor from Winne the Pooh.