Monday, 24 May 2010

Winner of the donkey competition

I have drawn the donkey competition by randome number generation. It would be impossible to choose between all the wonderful entrants and once again I wish you could all win the prize because your entries are so fantastic and I know you would all love to have a donkey adoption.

Well the winner is actually somebody who may be able to visit the donkey themselves this time. It is @Henryandfriends. Henry was entry number 5 and the random number generator came up with number 5 so Henry its you.
Let me know which donkey you would like to adopt and what you want on your adoption certificate and I will make the arrangements. Perhaps we could go together and visit the donkey you choose and of course we will visit Fergus's donkey at the same time.

Congratulations to Henry and sorry to everyone else, there will be another chance soon.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Prize announcement

Whether or not you can attend this weekend's #pawpawty here is a prize draw for you to enter. Many of you entered the prize draw for an adopted donkey a couple of months ago and I was sorry that we couldn't give it to everyone because you were all so supportive of the idea. So I would like to give everyone another chance to win a donkey for a year. The donkey will be one of those who live at the Isle of Wight donkey sanctuary, have a look and meet the donkeys that you could adopt.

The donkey's are all so lovable you will not want to resist, but don't worry the donkey sanctuary will continue to look after your donkey. You will get a certificate of adoption with your name on and news letters about the donkeys.

To enter just make a comment on this blog entry letting us know why you would like to adopt a donkey. As you know I would never be able to choose a winner so the winning entry will be selected at random on the Monday morning following the #pawpawty and announced on Twitter and this blog and well as letting the winner know personally.

I hope lots of people will enter and I wish you could all win.

To find out more about the #pawpawty visit Dougal's blog hope to see you all there.

Come on and enter the donkey's are waiting.

If you are not able to leave a comment on the blog please DM me on Twitter with your comment.

Friday, 7 May 2010

You don't always get what you expect but its not always a bad thing!

As many of my friends know my person was due to fly to Texas on 13 April but didn't get to go, not because of the ash cloud but because of illness, it was quite mysterious to most people but I think Heathrow Terminal 5 is enough to make anybody ill so it didn't surprise me. Well obviously we were all really disappointed, my person had been looking forward to seeing our dear friends in Texas and was devastated not to, they were also very disappointed not to see her. Well that all sounds terrible I agree, but the trip will be taken at another time, so disappointing as it was we still have the trip to look forward to. But also another really good thing happened that wouldn't have happened if the trip had been taken.

What was that I hear you ask? Well Lippe came to stay with us, like my person his trip to the US was delayed so they already had lots in common, in his case it was delayed by the ash cloud though not illness. Well because we were all at home and he was waiting for flights to resume we were lucky enough to have his presence in our home for more than 2 weeks. As soon as Lippe arrived from Jazzy's house we know that we were going to have a fantastic time with him, he had hardly got through the door before I gave him one of my special big Kolo HUGS! and he hugged me right back.

Lippe wasted no time in making himself at home, he inspected the plants in the garden and then rushed up to the kitchen for a cup of his beloved tea with me and Leroy and a Thornton's chocolate and everyone who has ever had a Thornton's chocolate will agree that he has great taste.

Anyone who hasn't been following Lippe's adventures should visit My friend @schnille's blog where Mookie has been recounting all of Lippe's adventures with his various hosts and to see more of my adventures with Lippe you can see my Twitpic pictures. We had a great time with Lippe and found out lots about him, who would have thought he was such a keen gardener and climber?

He climbed all the way up this chimney pot to smell the flowers in there little did we know what well developed climbing skills Lippe would demonstrate in climbing trees and sitting on our 4th floor balcony, not just the balcony but the edge of the wall around the balcony. Then there were Lippe's legendary eating skills, pizza, ice cream, anything you care to name Lippe will eat it even the giant hot dog. Have a loot at Lippes adventures here on the Isle of Wight at Twitpic Well we didn't expect to be here in England in mid April but if we hadn't been we would never have had the chance to meet Lippe. Today we all feel a little sad that he has left us but we are so happy that he came to visit and hope he will feel that there is more to see on our island so that he will come back one day because we have lots more to show him.

So, yes you don't always get what you expect in life and that can be disappointing but sometimes you get something great that you didn't expect and that is wonderful.!