Elderly Donkey Thrives on Beer Diet
Rosie drinks Guinness twice a day
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2010 6:00 PM CDT
A donkey on the Greek island of Santorini.   (?Klearchos Kapoutsis)
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(Newser) – A British donkey is so old her owner thinks she may be a record-setter, and she's enjoying the privileges of age—including Guinness stout twice a day. Rosie may be as old as 54, but her age can't be documented. Her diet is on the record, though. "I used Guinness on and off in my days in racing stables," Rosie's owner tells the Daily Mirror. "It's a good thing if they have got poor quality blood—pregnant women during the war and after the war were given stout to help them because it's good quality iron."

"She's not a boozer," adds the owner, who runs a pony rescue farm, "but it's a good job she doesn't drink and drive."