Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Donkeys in pyjamas



A little bit of local culture. Across the way on the Ile de Ré, the donkeys have always worn pyjamas! Even today you can find them if you know where to look. This might seem to be a strange idea, but in the past the working donkeys were troubled by mosquitoes biting their legs. This card shows a donkey with his mistress and the caption reads: “Around here everyone wears the trousers… even the mistress.”

7 comments:

Isobel said...

That is too cute!! I've never seen that in my life...but knowing about mosquitoes (as we have a quadrillion of them in our backyard) pants are essential...even for donkeys!! :) Thanks for another interesting post, Anji!!

Peter (Worldman): said...

This is really a peculiar and interesting story. But it makes somehow sense. I just hope that the bottom of the pants are tight. So that the mosquitos don't get in from underneath.

Anji said...

Isobel: It's good to know that they took care of their donkeys so well.

Peter: I hope so too, mosquitos are clever at finding their way inside clothes

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Anji said...

ramica: Thank you!

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Anji Knutsen said...

Anon: I'm sorry that your comment got lost. It happens to me sometimes too and always when I've written a long one. Thank you for trying and for the compliment.