Sofia’s lovely Golden Retriever is always to be found at the entrance to the Thrassa Hotel, either just outside the front door or heavily disguised as a welcome mat.

Her donkey has a little paddock by the side of the path, so it’s easy to stop for a chat as you pass by. She’s clearly very well loved, with a necklace round her neck, a hay store ready for the winter and a little palace of a shed to sleep in. Sofia thinks the donkey is a bit lonely, however, so is planning to get another one to keep her company.

Dog or welcome mat?

Sofia with her dog

Sofia’s donkey…

…in her paddock

Sofia feeding her donkey…

…and cleaning out the donkey’s shed