Domino has proved his sixth sense this month when it comes to the weather by retreating to the shelter just minutes before the rain arrives, every time he has it right! He has also enjoyed a lovely groom from staff which has made him feel extra special and he has liked showing off his beautiful coat to visitors throughout the summer holidays. He and the rest of the boy donkeys are back in the field opposite the girls, which makes for a very noisy morning when they are awaiting their breakfast.
It is still very warm for poor Domino and his friends as the heatwave continues this month! He is often now seen in the shade of the shelters keeping cool with good friend Nero who also isn’t that keen on sunbathing. Domino was very pleased to see his field mates, Apache and Bluey, arrive home from the vets. So much so they brayed across the Visitor Centre as soon as they saw them coming! Domino can now take a well-deserved rest from being ‘parent’ of the group and hand the reins back over to Bluey now he is feeling better.
As Nero’s best friend, Domino has been accompanying him to the barn during the day to stay cool in the hot weather, Domino has also not enjoyed the high temperatures but did enjoy his daily baths to keep him cool. Their herd has also been missing two of the group, as Bluey and Apache had a couple of nights at the vets so Domino has taken on the parent role and has looked after the rest of the donkeys while they are away.
Domino has been having a good pamper this month by having a few baths that will keep him cool in the sunshine. The baths have also helped to get rid of his winter coat too. Domino has had his yearly dental visit where the dentist was very pleased with his teeth and he behaved like an angel!
Domino is the winner of the ‘Noisiest Donkey on the Yard’ Award and likes to make sure everyone can hear him, especially at feeding time! Now the weather has improved, he is enjoying his spring time bath and groom along with the other donkeys to keep him cool over the summer.
Domino hasn’t been feeling himself lately and has been struggling with Laminitis. He is responding well to his treatment and improving each day. He is also enjoying having extra cuddles and attention from the staff who are looking after him and of course having Nero by his side.