Readers of a nervous disposition should leave the blog now because I am going to write one of my increasingly rare blog posts about things religious. As readers will be aware from the blog posts here last year, I increasingly saw my search for a new place to live as a continuation of my interrupted vocation to … More The Internet of Fools
Aitana writes: Here I am rolling in dust trying to impress Mummy Matilde but she doesn’t care: this is the usual promble. We had summer weather for a week. Like all dust rolling in the sun, and I’m like being a donkey in the sun, and like who cares if I eat carrots? I don’t … More The rain in Spain falls mainly on us
After all we went through in December and January, here we go again! It has been a night of continuous heavy rain and thunderstorms. Today at about 13.00 it goes from a yellow to an orange warning. The orange patch just out to sea is an extreme low pressure system, set to hit us this … More Orange Weather Warning
The Donkey Sanctuary does amazing work all round the world (please donate) and some of you joined me in helping the recent Italy emergency, so thanks for your solidarity. Today is International Women’s Day and the Donkey Sanctuary celebrated the role of donkeys in empowering women, with some really beautiful images of working donkeys and … More International Women’s Day
Rubi’s Shrove Tuesday Blog, 28 February 2017 Note for new readers. There are other donkey blogs, but Equusasinus.net is the only blog with posts written by a donkey. Rubí donkey writes an occasional Tuesday piece, helped by Morris donkey when background reading is required. One thing you may not know about donkeys is that our long … More The Wisdom of Me
When I am introduced by friends to a newcomer or visitor to the Costa Blanca, there is always mention of the donkeys. So, a typical introduction is, “This is Gareth who has four donkeys.” Sometimes there is a longer version: “This is Gareth who bought two donkeys and they were both pregnant, so now he has … More On my farm…?
Rubi’s Tuesday Blog, 21 February 2017 Note for new readers. There are several donkey blogs, but Equusasinus.net is has the only blogposts written by a donkey. Rubí donkey writes an occasional Tuesday piece, helped by Morris donkey whenever some background reading is required. We have been here in our new home El Parral for seven … More Springing at the gallop
I just read a super article about donkey behaviour from equine behaviour expert Ben Hart.* You can read it here on his website in full: Understanding donkey behaviour Since the foals were born in 2011, I have observed their behaviour with their two mothers. If you followed this blog and the earlier one (Brother Lapin’s Pilgrimage) you’ll … More What’s up, donk?
The donkeys and I have spent a great deal of time recovering from the storms, and cleaning up. The fields are finally drying out. We didn’t have anything like the problems of Central Italy, of course, and please contribute to the emergency relief fund for stranded donkeys there (see previous blog post.) It has been a … More Après le deluge
…than others. And much more intelligenter than many humans think they are. I was explaining to a friend a few days ago how I’d seen yet another little sign of intelligent behaviour in my donkeys. I try to get a cup of tea in the morning before I go and feed the donks, and I was … More Some donkeys is intelligenter…