Thursday, July 30, 2009
I was so fascinated to discover this miniature donkeys across the Valley in Lewistown, we traveled there on July 5 this year, and have a lot of fun driving around the country side.
Traditionally, the scientific name for the donkey is Equus asinus asinus based on the principle of priority used for scientific names of animals. A male donkey is called a jack, a female is a Jenny,and offspring less than one year old a foal. But the Spanish people will call this animals burros. They bring me memories of Platero the book we studied on the primary school:
"small donkey, a soft, hairy donkey: so soft to the touch that he might be said to be made of cotton, with no bones. Only the jet mirrors of his eyes are hard like two black crystal scarabs."
The little donkey remains a symbol of tenderness, purity and naivety.