Best laid plans of mice, men and donkey trainers go amiss. I am beginning to fear the decision to have chosen to take part in the Grizzly. As mentioned in my previous blog, I was about to begin my training schedule on Saturday, but unfortunately, on Friday evening, I managed to trap a nerve in my neck causing me considerable pain and the slightly strange look of someone who's head doesn't turn independently of their body. Not good for those about to try and start training.
I did manage, on Saturday, a long fast walk with one of the greyhounds, much to his delight and it was pretty muddy, due to all the recent wet weather. Up a few sharp hills of the Devon countryside and I began to feel a little more confident that I might not actually die during the Grizzly.
Having the trapped nerve in my neck did make me think about the reason for running for the Sanctuary from Suffering Campaign, and the number of behavioural problems that are caused by pain and about the fact that so many donkeys in our project countries are in pain and still expected to work, carry heavy loads, pull carts and do their full days burden before they get to rest.
Thanks for those of you who have started to donate on my Justgiving fundraising page.
I appreciate your support and I hope that you will help spread to word so that we can make my suffering help alleviate some suffering of donkeys in our overseas project countries.