Saturday 14 May 2011

Welly and Kiwi go to a wedding.

A lovely lady who works in the village was to get married in our Big Church. She brought her dear dog Harley and asked if the donkeys could come too.We took Wellington who is one of the older donkeys and very calm and reliable.Kiwi went too because one of the lady's guests had adopted her.

On the day before Welly and Kiwi went over to the church for a practice to see if Kiwi would go into the church. Unfortunately she was too scared of the big steps but here she is posing in front of the beautiful doorway which has been specially decorated  with scented flowers.

On the day Welly and Kiwi stood each side of the doorway and greeted the guests as they arrived.
Here's Kiwi keeping the guys busy and Welly entertaining the ladies.

Then when the bride arrived they followed after her along the church path under the special hand-made bunting -  the donkey's had matching blankets and special rosettes too.

The donkeys grazed the succulent new grass in the graveyard while the wedding service was taking place.

Afterwards the happy couple and the guests made their way to the Court Gardens for the photos.
Kiwi was photographed with all the guests......
....and with the bride......
..and with ladies and gents.She was kept very busy !

Meanwhile, after such a lot of eating in the churchyard, and so much excitement, and after all it was quite hot, Wellington went to sleep under an apple tree.
The little ones made a big fuss of him.....
The big ones took pictures over the top of him.......
...and someone even made a phone call !
He slept peacefully through it all.

In fact, he was quite cross when he had to wake up to go home.
On the way home we had a conversation with a herd of English Longhorn cattle which was good experience for Kiwi because she had been scared of them before. Perhaps all the excitement had made her a bit brave?

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