Sunset over the donkey field

Another video of the donkeys socialising at the end of the day. Gentle fun and Rubí dust rolling.

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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 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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2 Responses to Sunset over the donkey field

  1. Anonymous says:

    Most interesting! I couldn’t see any patterns in their behaviour yet. Some ears were pointing in your direction a few times, but they really seem to form a herd. Is there a distinct picking order? Who’s biting, pushing, grooming the others more then vice versa? Are they bored at this time of day? Did they just had their food or were they waiting for it? Is there a distinct alpha male and/or female? Are the two families often sticking together or are they mixing at random. Can you tell some have a favorite companion? Have they all have separate places where they stand and doze? Is there a toilet area chosen by themselves? So many questions, but they are interesting animals, aren’t they? My two cats still amaze me. After waiting for a decade this year they both lay on my lap making physical contact and washing each other till one of them jumps away. They know I like them to do it and they clearly do their best to please.Thank you for these beautiful pictures. Seems domkey heaven to me…

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    Thank you for your comment. The blog has followed the donkeys for more than two years, so quite a few of your questions can be answered by looking through the history. You will see that we have two mums and their two foals, one male and one female.

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