Piligriminage to the Donkey sanctuary

At last, I have found time to pay my first visit to the donkey sanctuary at Xalo.  It was a very hard climb up into the Sierra de Bernia mountains, but the spectacular views and the sight of so many donkeys made it worthwhile.  I had a meal at the donkey sanctuary and then spent the entire afternoon just looking at the donkeys.

I am coming to the conclusion now that I want to get a giant Andalucian donkey for my main pack animal, as this species is the one that is most threatened now (the breeding stock numbers around 400).   The white ones in the photos are Andalucians.

I will look out for a female and then get a smaller companion donkey for her, probably from another breed of donkey.  Early days yet: there’s still plenty of research and planning to do.  Nothing much else to write here.  Just look at the lovely donkeys…


About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.
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3 Responses to Piligriminage to the Donkey sanctuary

  1. RatBag says:

    Those donkeys are beautiful. Good luck with finding yours 🙂

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    I didn’t really get close enough to get decent photos, and I was using my camera phone. For good reason, they keep the visitors away from the herd. The donkeys would probably be over-fed if they let people get too close. Donks will just eat whatever you give them and they get fat quite quickly!

  3. Frere Rabit says:

    If you think the donks are beautiful, you’ll love the Budweiser advert…. Enjoy!

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