Driving along, Kathy saw something lying in the road. Adam drove over it. There was a very slight bump.
I'm not sure of the next sequence of events but I assume they parked the car and walked back.
More cars drove over the thing in the road - which looked like a pile of rag.
Kathy quickly spotted, however, that it was a child's toy. And ran into the rod to rescue it (making sure there were no cars coming!)
It turned out to be a little grey, lost, bedraggled, donkey.
Kathy dusted it off and hung it up on the nearby church door-handle.
Off they went shopping. Came back a good while later.
Donkey was still there, so Kathy re-claimed him and brought him home.
I put a "Lost Donkey" advert on Facebook and Twitter - after sitting the donkey on the radiator to get warm and dry (the poor little thing was most upset, definitely crying, lost and afraid.)
(Ok its a toy.... but what do you mean it isn't REAL????)
So I gave him a cuddle and told him he could live with us if his little girl or boy wasn't found.
Next morning I was busy, so I didn't get around to checking Twitter or my emails until the afternoon -
and there it was! A thrilled message claiming Donkey!
Apparently his little girl had fallen asleep in her pushchair & Daddy hadn't noticed that Donkey had fallen out.
Mummy and Daddy had spent most of the evening scouring the streets of Exeter looking for a distraught little girl's best friend...
So friends are re-united. Though I must admit he was a lovely little Donkey. I think I'll look on e-bay to see if he has any brothers or sisters who are looking for a home.
Meanwhile Mummy was going to tell Little Girl that Donkey had gone on a brief holiday.
And here's the proof....
|Eeyore on the farm|
|Eeyore having a sit on Squidge the pony|
|Eeyore meets a friend - another Eeyore|
|another ride on a different horse - Lexie|
|ready to go home - seat belt fastened|