The horse was still there Saturday morning at 8:00 AM. It was still there at 1:45 when I left the area. I even had a conversation about it with the mail carrier, who told me there were others in the neighborhood. But when I returned at around 3:30, it was gone. And someone had to go to the trouble of bringing cable cutters in order to remove it, which suggests that it was a premeditated act.
There’s always some rotten apple in the crowd who has to come along and spoil things for everyone. At least it took a couple of months for Rotten Apple to show up this time, which I think says something positive about Portland, though I’m not sure what.