On Sunday 5th August the Association had a stall at the annual picnic or Romeria organised by “Animales del Oriente” in Infiesto. The event started at 12.30 when Marleen and Miquel set up the stall for the Donkey Paradise with small items which we sell, along with a few “donkey cakes” which were sold very quickly. Next year we must certainly make more cakes.
The event starts off slowly, with a few people looking around the various stalls which include books, DVD’s, toys, bric-a-brac, pet supplies and artisan goods. There is lively music with D.J. “Mark” and a bar for refreshments. People have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a picnic in a beautiful setting next to the river and its famous cave which is the setting for a small chapel.
After lunch, the event picks up a pace and lots of people arrive with their dogs to take part in various events. Añes and Lola come along to give rides to the children and games are organized for children. There was also a display of agility and dog training.
It is very much an event which we enjoy being a part of. Unfortunately I only took photos during the early part of the day and they don’t show how busy the event became later on, however, you can see more photos and read about the event by going to this link or www.animalesdeoriente.com and clicking their Facebook page.
There were no candles or wine at the picnic on our open day, but it really was a great party! My donkey friends, living in El Paraiso del Burro, were invited to eat at the table. You can see in the photos that it was all specially prepared for us. The only things missing were candles and wine!
We have said that this summer we’ll have more donkey-parties and this pleases me a lot! But hopefully next time they might set the table with a little notion of donkey culture. We asses behaved in an exemplary fashion, as you can see in these photos.
On behalf of all my colleagues, with a friendly hoof print from PLATERO
Our next Open Days are:
Sunday 1st July
Sunday 5th August
From 11am to 2 pm