One of the nicest thing about owning a business on the outskirts of town is having enough land to maintain a pasture out back for a horse and donkey and a garden, in front, to one side of our parking lot.
Lately, however, there has been trouble in this semi-rural paradise.
Theodore, the donkey, has been opening the gates from the pasture to the garden where we grow our flowers and fruit trees. Theodore himself doesn’t do much damage. The problem is he lets out Cisco, our Quarter Horse, who attacks the pear tree, snatches off a pear, takes a bite or two, then snatches another and another and another. Soon the ground is littered with half-eaten pears.