The sweetest face

Posted on February 20, 2010


This morning’s mail brought a Letter from Katherine: This is Sierra. She is a minature donkey who currently resides at Katy Newman’s farm. I believe she has the cutest face of (almost) anyone I’ve ever done a portrait of.

All together now, Awwwwwwww! Even the curmudgeons amongst us must surely melt in the face of that face. Who knew little donkeys could smile? Especially in these parlous times? Something for elephants to ponder as the days grow longer and brighter.

[Note to friends from Away whose first language is not English and who are searching their wordbooks in vain: parlous=perilous, bright and smiling donkeys are the symbol of the Democratic Party, and ponderous, wrinkled, gray elephants are the symbol of The Other Guys.]

There are more pictures of Sierra on Jill McLaughlin has a ranch . . . They are not nearly so good as Katherine’s portrait, but they will show you just how tiny the little sweetheart is.