*This post has nothing to do with anything that I normally write about.  So feel free to skip it.  Unless you want to see some furry adorableness.*

When we went to Ethiopia last year to bring home our babies, I discovered that I have a thing for donkeys.
I mean, seriously, how cute is he?
When we went back this summer, there were donkeys everywhere.  I decided I needed a photo with one.
And then I decided that maybe I could pet one?
(Excuse my airplane-ready, super-conservative Uganda-approved outfit.)
And then my new friend Innocent showed me how it's done.  On a donkey ride.  At the zoo.
He acted like he was really excited to ride the donkey, but I think he was just doing it so I would feel like I could ride, too.  He's a really sweet guy, but really.  I didn't need that much convincing.
I did it.  I rode a donkey.  In Uganda.  It wasn't on my 30 Before 30 list before, but it is now.  And it's checked off.  Woot!  

I've now made it my goal to convince my parents that they need a donkey for their farm.  And look what I just found on craigslist:
A miniature donkey!  How sweet is he?
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P.S. Apparently I'm not the only one.  I Suwanee has a recurring "Donkey of the Day" feature with photos of cute donkeys.  Love it!