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Last Updated: Friday October 10 2008 10:15 GMT

Family share home with pet donkey

Holly the donkey

Loads of people share their homes with cats and dogs, but imagine cosying up on your couch to a donkey!

Well, that's what the Ferrier family in Cornwall do. They've always let their pet donkey Holly into their home, and say she's part of their family life.

Jackie said some people might find it strange, but she thinks it's normal!

"She's always been allowed indoors, and it's just part of family life now. She's one of the family - why shut her outside?" she said.

Jackie said the family adore all their animals.

"They're the world to us, without them it'd be a very lonely place," she added.