I worked very hard over the weekend to make an extension to the field to take in a shady spot under the fig tree, so the donkeys could have another cool spot to spend the day when I am at work. Now see how they repay my efforts. The tree has been largely destroyed in the space of twenty-four hours. What is responsible for this vandalism? I begin to suspect the urban influence of the pigeon.
The delinquency seems to coincide exactly with the arrival of the pigeon and I would not be surprised if there is some kind of equine-avian conspiracy afoot. Here is the nice shady spot under the fig tree: clearly vandalised by donkeys.
I feel an M.Phil. dissertation coming on… “Towards an understanding of avian urban influence on equine delinquency in rural Spain.” My rabit theory.