A year or so ago we had the complete fun of caring for a miniature donkey for a few months. His name was Cisco but I called him Johnny and he was hilarious. When he saw me he would pump up his bellows and let out a hee-haw that would start with a blast of enthusiasm and then drag on and on and end with a sad groan. He always got a carrot for his little performance. After Johnny moved to his permanent home over the hill I could still hear him busking for a carrot.
I find a lot of artistic joy when I get the opportunity to draw a family pet. My regular drawing style gets tossed out on a pet portrait and my main goal becomes expressing that pet not in facsimile but with as much accuracy as I can muster.
I created this Monotype for one of my clients of her beloved miniature donkey, Xotie. He gets his name from Don Quixote! I was told some stories about Xotie and he sounded like a really nice guy with a hee-haw that could easilly match Johnnies.