Try as I might, I could not come up with an adequate title for this post.

Shortly after we rescued Patrick in March, there were three new donkeys in his place. Not long after that, those people were down to two donkeys.  

Both of the remaining donkeys are jennys, and for the last several weeks, I’ve suspected that one of them was pregnant.

Turns out my hunch was right. My jaw dropped when I saw this as I drove home yesterday afternoon:

This is supposed to be a joyous moment.

Those people weren’t there, and honestly, I didn’t feel happy.

Thankfully, mama was very attentive to her baby.

I felt so privileged to watch this magnificent creature stand up for the first time.

I took this picture to get a closer look at mama’s feet. Looks like she’s never been trimmed:

Ironically, that contraption is the backdrop for many of the pictures documenting this baby’s first moments in life.

I’m speechless.