A donkey is kind of like a cross between a horse, a teddy bear and the Easter Bunny. They are actually a fair bit more touchy-feely and in-your-face than horses, but in a very polite way!
We spent four months living in a caravan with three donkeys around us while building this house. Sometimes I would wake up thinking there was an earthquake and it was just Mary Lou scratching herself on the axle.
And whenever we were cooking, the three of them would be standing at the door with their three noses poking in politely going, "If you have any interesting vegetable scraps, please donate them to us!"
Not pushy, just persistent and with big imploring eyes and irresistibly cute ears...