12/29/2011 06:08 pm ET

From Pain In The Ass Herd To Farm Calendar Pin-Up, A Blind Donkey's Holiday Tale

A blind donkey named Noldi is the September 2012 "pin-up" on the new calendar just issued by Gut Aiderbichl, an Austrian animal sanctuary. It is the storybook ending after a near-death experience for the troubled ass, whose cause had been championed by a number of animal conservationists.

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