Name’s Bond – Don­key Bond

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

BIRTH­DAY girl San­dra McIn­tosh had an un­usual vis­i­tor on her spe­cial day in the shape of Don­key Bond, a minia­ture don­key.

San­dra, from Downfield, turned 50 and was de­lighted by the visit from the cute don­key who lives with owner Ali­son Wise­man at Bal­nu­ith Farm, Teal­ing.

The sur­prise was ar­ranged by San­dra’s fi­ance Scott Find­lay and their friend Nicky Millen.

Shocked San­dra said: You don’t ex­pect to open your door and a don­key to be there do you?

“Maybe flow­ers or choco­lates but I would never have imag­ined Don­key Bond would be there.

“He was so cute. I had al­ways planned to go to the farm to see him but never got round to it so it was amaz­ing that he came to me.

“Peo­ple driv­ing past must have thought I was mad hav­ing a don­key in my gar­den. It was just fan­tas­tic – I couldn’t have wished for any­thing more for my birth­day.

“We also went out for din­ner and vis­ited friends to cel­e­brate but Don­key Bond was an ex­tra spe­cial sur­prise.”

Scott said he knew he had to do some­thing spe­cial to mark the oc­ca­sion.

“I have been with San­dra for about two and a half years and I was stuck about what to get her for her 50th birth­day,” he said.

“I was re­ally strug­gling be­cause she couldn’t tell me any­thing she wanted and I knew I needed to do some­thing big and a bit dif­fer­ent.

“My friend’s aunt owns the farm and when we found out there was a don­key be­ing hand-reared in their house be­cause his mother had dis­owned him, we just thought it was amaz­ing and he was so cute.

“Don­key Bond – who is named in hon­our of James Bond ac­tor Sean Con­nery – has his own Face­book page and I thought, ‘I won­der if they would bring him to sur­prise San­dra?’.

“We both ab­so­lutely love an­i­mals any­way and had been fol­low­ing all his so­cial me­dia posts so I knew San­dra would love it.

“It was also the first time that Don­key Bond had ever come out for a birth­day sur­prise like this and he was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic.”

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