I love this series of photos.
When Qilin was first born, Emma fervently wanted to see him. She maybe even wanted to keep him for herself. She even showed a bit of swelling in her udder to prove it. After the first week or, the oxytocin high wore off a bit and she came to her senses. However, there is another grey donkey who has also been intensely, but quietly, curios.
He finally got a chance to make a very thorough investigation.
From the tip of the ear to the tip of the tail. Qilin seems to have passed inspection.
I will be very curious myself to see how this relationship develops as Ben remains extremely, but quietly and gently, interested in Qilin and Qilin is starting to interact more and more with the donkeys. I couldn't ask for a better mentor than Ben.
This could be the beginning of something....