Demeters' story & photo gallery
Summer 2019: August was a very hot and busy month at the sanctuary. We had a new arrival this week, a tall, elderly female donkey arrived from Eastern Crete.
We don't know much of her past but she was very nervous of human contact and has facial sores caused by a hard old leather head collar and tight chains around her chin area, and very bad teeth.
Sofia and I set to work, it took us 1/2 hourto get the old head collar off. We de-liced and de-wormed, then Sofia brushed the donkey very gently to take all the old hair left over from last winter, if not removed the donkey will not grow a new warm coat for the winter coming up..
Demeter meaning and name origin
Dimitra is a Greek female name that appeared in the ancient years, as the most known woman bearing this name was godess Demeter, Dimitra in Greek. The word Demeter derives from the Greek words Gi (Gaia) and Mitra (Mother). The name Dimitra or Demeter as it mostly appears in Latin and English refers to the one born from mother earth.
Nameday: October 26
Stubborn and quite demanding, Dimitra is not an easy person to live with, because she cannot be easily satisfied. Dimitra can be a loyal friend though, especially when she feels loved and respected.
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