OK… moving swiftly on Note: The temporary post “Letter from an Internet Troll” has been removed: it has resulted in some interesting information but I do not wish that person to get any further attention on this blog. From loonies to the full moon is a nice easy step, and we return to the proper subject … More Normal service resumes under full moon
This is a donkey that is rarely over the moon, being a bit of an Eeyore, but we just had a very nice walk. The magic of the new moon is just two days away and the donkeys seem to sense it coming. We had a really lovely walk, with Rubí smelling the herbs and … More Rubí is under the moon
Rubí’s Tuesday Thinkings The rabit has been in complete action mode since seven o’clock this morning and he brought our breakfast to us even before Aitana could begin her tiresome braying. I have no idea why she does all that dramatic braying: I have observed these arrangements for five years and food always comes whether … More The last Tuesday of his summer holiday
It’s a serious question. Morris spends quite a lot of his time standing around with his tongue hanging out. This is not new behaviour but something I have been observing for some time. It is not particularly associated with the expectation of food, although he does tend to have his tongue out more while I … More Why does Morris stick his tongue out?
The Quagga was a type of equine similar to the zebra, completely hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but through genetic science it is being recovered. From the Quagga Project site: “Is extinction forever? When a species disappears from the earth the loss is normally irreversible. However, the extinct Quagga was not a zebra species … More Quagga vadis? Is extinction forever?
Yesterday in the first of a series of articles on the donkey in the western tradition of Christian art, I wrote about the Graffito Blasfemo – one of the earliest known representations of the Crucifixion. Later in the day, a friend who had seen my blogpost commented: “That’s not a donkey, it’s a horse!” She pointed … More If you have ears to hear
During the first centuries of the Christian tradition the depiction of Christ crucified was quite rare and the Chi-Rho sign or the icthus fish symbol were more common. One of the earliest depictions of the crucifixion, in a graffito in Rome (2nd or 3rd century), shows the figure of a donkey on the cross – … More The Graffito Blasfemo
By Rubí donkey 18th August 2015 I really don’t know what the Rabit was thinking about when he called the new blog something obscure like equusasinus.net. Prolly just showing off the very little “Valenciano” he has learned in the Bar Cantonet. I preferred brotherlapin.com and at least it had a nice picture of me on the header … More The First Tuesday of the New Blog
After two weeks delay on the planned changeover to the new Equus Asinus blog, I have sorted out the technical problems and found time to organize the new format. I suggest new readers start with the “About” pages. I have written part one, and there are two more parts to come. The Brother Lapin Pilgrimage blog remains … More Welcome to the new blog
The old blog has lost its dotcom domain name and reverted to brotherlapin.wordpress.com If you are a regular reader, I hope you will like the new format. Gareth Thomas