At first sight, a donkey always seems to be somewhat sad. Our little donkey will make you feel the same, and this impression is even reinforced by the fact that donkeys will immediately stop and stand still when they are stressed unlike horses which tend to run away. Yelling, screaming or beating will cause them to freeze even longer in their position. For this reason a donkey is considered a particularly stubborn and stupid animal. But in fact they are quite extraordinary; they can manage to do without water and food for a longer period of time and are very useful pack animals. This is one more reason for the hobby artist to deal in detail with the donkey which has existed since 4000 B.C. as a domesticated animal.