At the end of the first full week of the holidays, I can say with great confidence as I look around my house and the donkey field, I have completed absolutely none of the things on my list of Things to Do. It is in fact the least completed list of Things to Do in the whole history of lists of Things to Do. The donkeys have mostly accomplished very little either.
Morris has been going around dressed as Morris of Arabia for the past week, in tribute to the actor Omar Sharif who died recently, so the only thing on his list of Things to Do is cross the desert and take Aqaba from the Turks in a surprise attack. But this is all in his head. Rubí only thinks about lists of Things to Do on Tuesdays, so I haven’t asked her what her plans are today because it is Monday.
The really busy donk is Aitana, who has not only drawn up a rather ambitious list of Things to Do, but she has done everything on the list already: 1. Tip up the wheelbarrow; 2. eat the broom handle; 3. kick the plastic watering can till it splits; 4. break two panels in the stable wall; 5. chew the garden hose in half; 6. break the new headcollar; 7. kick the farrier; 8. roll over in a pool of wee and end up muddy and stinking. All accomplished in record time. Well done, Aitana.
There were a few other things I was going to mention here… the farrier’s visit, stable extension work, diet changes, etc. But no. No more lists. Here’s the video. Scenes from everyday life with donkeys. The start of the summer holidays 2015. A love affair with equines. They are so beautiful. Finally I can stop “doing”, and just “be”, for a few weeks… Gracias a Dios.