Demeku didn’t have the brightest of starts to life. She was born in Ethiopia earlier this year at a time when parts of the country were reeling from a severe drought. Barely a month after her birth, her mother fell critically ill. With no fresh grass due to the drought, her mother had resorted to eating thorny plants that blocked her oesophagus and made it difficult to swallow food.
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Something special caught the interest of Warren Barn’s resident donkeys and cats Basil and Bridgit this week, and it wasn’t food. The barn turned into a unique art gallery for Donkey Week for an exhibition and sale of vibrant oil paintings and watercolours by visiting Egyptian artist Miriam Hathout. Miriam, one of whose paintings was used as the cover for our Middle East report and who painted a Peace Donkey at the Mdina Biennale last year at a project supported by The Donkey Sanctuary, is known for her colourful depictions of donkeys in Egypt.