Matilde’s Easter bonnet

I couldn’t resist the temptation to make Matilde a floral bonnet for Easter Sunday. She was very good at first, but shook the flowers off later and ate them…

And this photo is your Easter caption competition. What are the donks saying? First prize a holiday for two in a donkey shed in Spain.

Easter Sunday afternoon finished with donkey races, donkey wrestling, and most curious of all, Matilde decided to did a hole under a carob bean tree. Is this squirrel behaviour? Is she preparing to bury some carob beans?






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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 two blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog.
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10 Responses to Matilde’s Easter bonnet

  1. Sheel says:

    Look, is it my fault only one of us got an invitation to ‘the wedding’?

  2. RatBag says:

    “Wipe that smirk off your muzzle, young ‘un. The next humiliation will be all yours.”

  3. Kathy says:

    He’s got it wrong again. We wear the trousers in this relationship, not the hat.

  4. RatBag says:

    That hole is the start of an escape tunnel. Has Matilde been in touch with the taliban?

  5. Geert Bakker says:

    You are indeed a very lucky man, Gareth Thomas!
    Living in a secret corner of Paradise.
    I’m so happy for you!
    I wish I could be there for a few hours…
    What a lovely picures!
    I rest my case about how Ruby and Matilde get along …
    This is an image of pure harmony…
    Bliss; that’s what it is.
    Enjoy every second of it…

  6. Frere Rabit says:

    Hello again, Geert. Yes, I am very fortunate, and the donks are wonderful animals to be with. I am spending more time with them than anything else. We were going to go walking in the hills this Easter but I am becoming very reluctant to take risks until I know Matilde’s condition for definite. I can’t put a pack saddle on her and tie the straps tightly if she is pregnant. Of late, I notice that she is very sensitive about her tummy now. She used to like having her tummy rubbed (as Rubi still does), but now if I even take the brush too far down her side while grooming her, she raises her rear leg ready to push me away! I think this is looking like a pregnant donk!

  7. Meerkat Chaplin says:

    “That bloomin’ Rabit Frere bloke – Ee-aw. ee-aw, ee-aw, ee-aw, ee-always makes me look stupid!”

  8. Frere Rabit says:

    And the winner is… Kathy! You certainly hit the nail on the head. Rabit is just a donkey flunky now. Always something more to do for them…!

  9. ALiCe__M says:

    Look at those cute yellow flowers, matching the Queen’s dress !

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