Having raised the question of fat donks on the previous blog post, I was again reminded of the way the donks are becoming obsessed with food during this morning’s walk. After a long first week of the new term’s GCSE and A-level teaching, I was looking forward to the Saturday morning walk, but in the end it became a fight with Matilde and Aitana, to try and keep them walking rather than eating the countryside for a second breakfast!
Matilde stubbornly resists being pulled back to the path, having veered off to eat carob beans under a tree. A battle of wills. She is much stronger than me, of course. Aitana watches with amusement and encourages her mother.
Back on the path and walking again, but two minutes later everyone comes to a halt as more roadside food is found…
And here we are halted again, just two hundred yards from home, as Matilde does one last desperate lunge off the road and drags Aitana and I with her, to eat more stuff. I don’t usually see my house from this angle. It shows the splendid isolation in which I live.
What am I going to do about these food-obsessed donkeys? One purpose of going for a walk is to try and work off excess weight. Instead we are putting on more!
23rd September: I have just been sent the following video which shows the solution to all the problems outlined on this blog post and the previous one! Thanks to GC (see comments).