I’ve been looking through some of the photos I’ve taken since being on the continent of Africa and found these shots of a little donkey having a very joyous time. Now, I have a very soft spot for donkeys and you see them fairly regularly in the rural areas of South Africa and in many places in Lesotho. For some reason they are so much more appealing to me than horses.
I was lucky enough to see this little one on the tennis court at the Malealea Lodge in Lesotho early one morning. It ran around and around and around the court at a frantic pace, bucking and jumping and then suddenly stopping…only to start its crazy circling all over again. The mad, solitary donkey race lasted a good ten minutes until at last it had had enough and made its way out of the court and zoomed off passed the chalets to its next playground.
What is it that makes donkeys so sweet?