“Liz” was a small frail looking burro, blind in one eye and complete with lice when I first met her at an exotic livestock auction. when the bidding started she looked so pitiful and so terrified that I bid on her. I had no more than raised my bidder’s card when the auctioneer shouted, “SOLD!” Liz was all mine. I took her home and started treating her “bug: problem, put her on a good feeding schedule, and gave her lots of attention. Today Liz is a beautiful loving burro… She is also my good friend.