Donkey Sherpa, Lombardy, Italy

Donkey Sherpa, Lombardy, Italy

I just love this photo – something very simply heartwarming about it …
The description read : “In the early spring shepherds drive huge flocks of livestock, here sheep, mules, donkeys, and goats from the Pre-Alpine hills to the plains of Lombardy, for grazing. The newborn lambs are carried in a custom made side saddle by the donkeys, and returned to their mothers at rest time.” Courtesy of facebook page. Photo: Elspeth Kinneir

Saying farewell to Putin cat

Saying farewell to Putin cat

I had to make the difficult decision to euthanise one of my beautiful burmese cats last week, 11 year old Putin who, had been living on the island with me since he was a kitten, along with his sister cat. Sadly, Putin was in the latter stages of skin cancer. Too upset to post anything last week, I wanted to remember him on my blog today.