Donki always there to supervise the arrangements...
Our Donki appears to have been watching too much Shrek... today we had another lovely engagement ride followed by a sunset picnic set up at the dam. The picnic was all set up before hand as a surprise for the lucky lady.... Krone MCC on ice, snacks ready, picnic blanket laid out... - on the way back from the ride I spy Donki investigating all this lovely layout.. (Donki doesn’t believe in fences so usually wanders where he sees fit supervising and sampling where he goes)
Surely he will tell you that nibbling some of the bits and scattering the lavender decorations was all for quality control..I mean really why would you put funny smelling leaves on the table top... A very unimpressed Donki grumbled off in his unhurried way when ushered away with strict instructions to leave the people in peace... the young man in particular seemed to need a sip or two of bubbly to settle the nerves...
No sooner do I turn my back and leave them in peace... and Donki reappears to stand STARING at them for ever in his silent and contemplative, slightly disapproving way.
Now keep in mind that Donki has also read Eeyore and shares the same philosphy on life, so even when being spoilt with carrots and his favourite things he manages to look as if he is foreseeing the end of anything good before it starts... "no good willl come of this" he seems to say...
Just the support you need when you want to ask a very important question!!
I tried subtle whistling and waving feedbags but only succeeded in attracting the entire horse herd.. and not as if I wanted to rush back up the hill and burst in on the poor people..
Eventually Donki wandered off in his ear shaking way… no doubt he was just grumbling as to how they didnt share any snacks or bubbly or else he has a very jaded view on inedible glittery rings & salted peanuts...
Happily all went off well and one very happy smiling couple, with lovely ring on her finger, went their merry way blowing kisses back at Donki….I wonder if he will get an invite to the wedding!!
NOTE TO SELF Next time LOCK the Donki up before hand.. Luckily he didn’t start braying or giving his asthmatic whistle … then again he could've just stood there "popping ...." like others we love...
Looking for a novel way to propose to your loved one? Look no further than Horse About we will be sure to add something unplanned!! :-)
John & Jo
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