Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Barlow images. This is an image for a different fable but I thought it fit this one nicely too, since the donkey is definitely bearing a load but enjoying a bite to eat at the moment.
M0225 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 8. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog, but Perry 476 is a very similar story about an old man and a donkey. For a fable where the young ox is indeed butchered, see #278.