We have acquired a donkey.
I have long hankered after one but never thought I would ever actually own one.
Lolita comes to us with a bit of a sad history from a family who can no longer keep her due to ill health.
She is utterly lovely and I am in awe of her.
She's way stronger than me and could break my toe just by stepping on it. She has huge teeth and a proclivity for nibbling pockets and sleeves, presumably in search of edible morsels, but you never know.
As I was leaving, she followed me up the field and gave me a hearty nudge on the bottom. I am taking it as a gesture of friendship. I have learnt from the screeds of information I gathered on the internet these last few weeks, that donkeys communicate with each through nudges and shoves.
I hope we learn to be friends very soon. I'll keep you posted!