Matilde has finally stopped running away from me and hiding, following the last of her injections (nine days ago!) She is now being the usual affectionate donkey. A bit too affectionate maybe…
Being that close up provided an opportunity to examine the wound on her nose. It has healed up quite well, although I think it will leave a permanent mark. The stitches have held and there has not been too much weeping. They are the sort of stitches that eventually dissolve and do not need removing. (I’m not sure how that works…)
I will have to make sure the nose band is well padded when I put the head collar on her, until the wound is fully healed. Thanks for all the good wishes – here, on email and Twitter. It seems that Matilde has quite a following!
Finally, here are links to two things that have really blown me away this weekend:
The first is from the excellent Benidorm historian Francisco Amillo Alegre who has written a wonderful article earlier this week about aquiferous rocks and the water supply to Benidorm (this will feature prominently on my Geography website later).
The second is from the well-known Spanish early music specialist Jordi Savall, with the haunting voice of the beautiful Montserrat Figueras (sadly now passed away), singing a mystical song of St Teresa of Jesus. Her voice is very similar to the astonishing Sister Marie Kerouz who sings ancient hymns in the Maronite tradition. This is one of the best musical treats I have ever encountered. Enjoy. And weep.