Several years ago, a young veterinary student called Silke, spent time with us gaining some work experience. She loved the donkeys and told her parents all about them and they later came to visit us. Since then, Silke's mother, Renata, comes to Cyprus most years as a swimming coach and makes sure she comes to say hello and see the donkeys.
This year, she brought two colleagues with her, Franz and Ida. Eighteen-year-old Ida is a tennis coach who also plays the ukulele (a small type of violin) and sings. When Ida went up to see the donkeys, she asked if she could sing them a song and play her instrument, which we said she could even though we didn't know what the donkeys would think!
Well they loved it! Chloe and Socrates in particular, really enjoyed the music and Hercules came out of the barn especially to get close.
It's a well known fact that many animals like the sound of certain music and ours certainly proved it! Thank you Ida and thank you Renata for introducing us to Ida.
Watch the video here https://youtu.be/t_W66qheDo8