Donks in their new home

At last the donks are here. The paperwork is half completed but we have been able to move the donkeys here anyway, and I’ll catch up with the rest of the paperwork eventually! The sale is complete and I have their passports.

I have had to bring them through the house and put them in the yard at the back of the house because my fencing arrangements on the plot of land are not yet secure. It took me an hour to persuade the donkeys to come into the house. Cajoling them and tempting them with carrots, we finally got there. It was odd having donkeys in the kitchen… I was too busy handling them to get a photo.

I tried the pack saddle on Matilde and she looks very smart in it.

I have just had some lunch, and looking out of the kitchen window it seemed like a mirage, looking at the two donkeys, after waiting all this time.


About Gareth Thomas

A fairly mixed career starting as an aircraft technician and later Franciscan friar eventually led into secondary school teaching. I settled in Spain where I teach Geography part-time and spend the rest of my time looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I have three blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog begun in 2015, plus an old donkey blog which ran from 2010 to 2015.
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6 Responses to Donks in their new home

  1. Meerkat Chaplin says:

    I wonder how long it will be before they eat your pot plants.

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    Yes, well that is indeed a promble. Matilde pulled one plant out of its pot within three minutes of arrival, broke the pot when she dropped it, and I have put a large piece of furniture between the donks and my two climbing plants. Life is indeed more complicated with donks.

    Perhaps it might be easier if I was to move into the stable and give Matilde and Rubi the house?

  3. Geert Bakker says:

    What a lovely sight!
    Congratulations, Gareth!
    Many happy years together!

  4. cherry says:

    ….!Burrovenidos chicas!
    Am so happy for you amigo, ..and the lucky gals! Just set to securing the area around their habitat – you do not want to be distracted during the classes wondering if they can do a Dallie and unlatch the gate, hop over the fence and disappear into the blue yonder…before the paperwork is completed – whatever would the M of Ag say?!! 🙂
    Thrilled it’s all come to pass- Deo gratias e S.Francisco!

  5. Barbara says:

    Excellent news……..

  6. Frere Rabit says:

    Isn’t it great, Barbara? New post going up soon. You were right about Matilde. She is a good walking donkey.

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