Rubi does her kangaroo impression while dust rolling today. The mosqueros have been tied back for convenience, but still cover the donkeys’ eyes to keep the flies out. Unfortunately, after just a couple of days’ wear, they are looking very tatty. The two main hazards are the dust-rolling and a new development I noticed earlier today. When they are grooming each other, they have now introduced a routine of chewing each others’ mosqueros!


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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11 Responses to Donkeyroo

  1. karin says:

    Love the donkeyroo pic. A lovely way for me to start my morning…thanks for posting and continuing to do so.

  2. trof4st says:

    Glad to see that you are still going full steam ahead with this bog, rabit. 🙂

  3. trof4st says:

    oops, BLOG! lol

  4. TheInquisit0r says:

    It is a shame to no longer see you around on DT’s blog, although I haven’t been as active myself. Best of wishes to you Frere Rabit.

    You really do have such beautiful donkeys, really adorable.

    God Bless.

  5. Frere Rabit says:

    Thank you, Father. They are lovely creatures are they not? Take care. Pace e bene.

  6. TheInquisitor says:

    ‘Thank you, Father.’

    I’m not a priest by the way, take care also.

  7. Frere Rabit says:

    Sorry! I took you to be ‘Father Cumanus’, the one time DT commenter and Dominican expert on the Inquisition. Oh dear!

  8. cherry says:

    Courage mon cher lapin….”honi soit qui mal y pense” ..let hot coals fall upon the heads of the trolls, you just enjoy the donks and the pleasure of looking after them and all the pleasure their antics give to us all – thank you for sharingh them with us. I notice how gloriously sunny and hot it is – currently shivering in gusty, rainy Sandwich at Royal St George’s Open..I envy you the Spanish heat as the squalls hit the course! Every blessing to you, – and ignore the dung beetles and mozzies who can’t do anything more positive than irritate and spoil an innocent pleasure.Cerise

  9. Frere Rabit says:

    Sorry Cherry and HeyNonnyNo. Your comments were waiting approval but they should have gone up automatically as you’ve commented before. I’ll double check the settings. A bit tedious, but that’s the world we live in! Thanks for your comments. Ah yes, Sandwich in the rain, Cherry. I remember it from Canterbury Cycle Club rides, that long flat stretch pedalling against the wind before the tea stop in Deal at the Beach Parlour Cafe by the pier! Another world.

  10. Wall Eyed Mr Whippy says:

    I’m sure you know of this gadget, but anyway, when I was In Germany I saw that some very fine horses there had stiff gauze covers over their eyes .

    Ironically it made them look like flies but it was to protect them from these maddening insects.

    Better than those bead things? dunno……

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