Waiting for the donks…

This finally looks like a breakthrough!

The vet was supposed to inspect my plot of land today, to approve the arrangements for the donks, sign the papers at a cost of eighty Euros, and then the donks could be moved (with permission already obtained today from a Generalitat de Valencia agriculture office earlier today, which most people seem to think is unnecessary anyway, as these are microchipped and passport holding burras!)

At the last minute, the vet phoned to say he couldn’t come. My heart sank. “So the burras won’t arrive tomorrow?” I said.

“Yes, that’s no problem,” said the vet. “We’ll move them anyway.”

In other words, the paperwork had finally defeated everyone and the owner is delivering them tomorrow, leaving me to catch up withy the paperwork eventually… And we could have done this two months ago!

That is burroeaucracy for you! Let’s just hope Matilde and Rubí do indeed arrive tomorrow. If so, I’ll put up a photo as soon as possible, to celebrate their arrival in the little plot of land I have worked hard to prepare for them.


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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4 Responses to Waiting for the donks…

  1. cherry says:

    Fingers, hooves and toes and tails all crossed for their arrival! Well done for the perseverance! Truly hope this is the weekend they make it! Does this mean you don’t have to build a vastly expensive concrete shelter for the donkey poops?
    Sursum corda amigo!

  2. Barbara says:

    Brilliant! We ended up doing day walks as the only accomodation would have been a chilly tent, had a lovely week on many new paths, with Chris doing donkey shuttle with the horesebox, and some riding with us in the cart. Enjoy your donks!
    Dalie sends many brays.

  3. Frere Rabit says:

    Donks have arrived! New post with photos coming up soon.

  4. RatBag says:

    ****** HOORAY ****** Welcome home, donkeys. May you enjoy many happy years in Brother Rabit’s field.

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