I've observed burro behavior long enough to have a pretty good grip on their body language and mannerisms,
but now and then, one of them will do something new that leaves me asking questions.
Me: George, you look like you're about to tip over. Why are your back legs locked together?
Me: Do you have to pee? Do your feet hurt? I'm concerned. Talk to me.
George: I was about to lie down and got my legs in position to plop
but then I heard you come out the door and I thought
there might be food involved so I thought I'd better not lie down because
I'd only have to stand back up again and was it really worth all that effort?
and then you started taking pictures and I thought crap this could go on forever
so I might as well finish what I started and lie down.
Me: I'm sorry I asked.
A sleeping George bears a strong resemblance to a beached whale,
albeit a very contented one.