"Sancho's donkey," a giant copper ass, proudly rode along Kitchener's King Street on Tuesday morning, headed for its new home at Hacienda Sarria.

Luckily, Steve White and Sandra Dunn — the artists at Two Smiths who welded the donkey together — stopped for coffee, just long enough to grab some pictures in the morning sun.

The donkey is one of three large copper works that are set to be installed at Hacienda Sarria, at Union Street and Sereda Road, today and tomorrow.

The statue is a depiction of Sancho Panza, from the classic 17th century Spanish comedy novel, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.