Finestrat area: who could foster Morris?

Morris was born in October last year and is a lovely little chap, still with his fuzzy baby donkey coat and frizzy head. He occupies a field with three females: his mother Rubi, another adult female Matilde and her female foal Aitana. Morris has reached the point where he is becoming sexually active and within a month he could get another donkey pregnant, so it is quite urgent to get him off the field and find someone – preferably with other companion animals – to foster him locally.

I would like to find a good home for him and sell Morris eventually, as I simply have too many donkeys now. He cannot be gelded until the autumn, if he is to be gelded at all. The micro-chipping and equine passport documentation is also usually done when the animal is a year old. Consequently, I am looking for a six month placement for Morris while I consider his long term future, and this is urgent because he needs to be separated from the females as soon as possible.

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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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3 Responses to Finestrat area: who could foster Morris?

  1. rebrites says:

    I would love to take Morris. But I would have to lead him away on a rope, and walk across the entire peninsula to get him home!

  2. rebrites says:

    …and here we are in Castilla y Leon, discussing which of us will go down and get Morris, and spend the next month or so walking back here with him!

  3. Frere Rabit says:

    That’s probably the most impractical plan ever dreamed up over any breakfast anywhere on Easter day… Yesterday I tried to walk Morris up the road just two kilometres, behind his mother Rubi. We were supposed to go and see a possible temporary place for Morris at an English-run B&B where they have some animals in a yard.

    Morris dug his heels in when we were halfway there and that was the end of the whole expedition! I wonder if he knew? While a nice thought, the idea of walking him right across Spain is interesting. It would take about three years including stopping time. 🙂

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