In twenty-eight years of living and working overseas, I have seen only one
donkey who had a haircut.
While walking through the market in Suakin, I encountered this solitary
creature tied to his pull cart. Presumably, his owner fancied himself to be
a donkey barber and had created a hair tattoo on his torso.
In North America and Europe, people occasionally hire barbers to inscribe
their name or designs into their hair. Doing the same thing to a donkey
seems a bit odd. The donkey barber's handiwork never caught on in Sudan as
this was the only donkey sporting this look.
I didn't get a haircut from the Sudanese barbers. Instead, my wife took out
her scissors and comb and trimmed my hair on the beach.