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

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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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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