I got to write about Don Quixote today, tell me you're jealous.
Okay, not exactly about Don Quixote yet, it's coming in later chapters, but about Dapple, Sancho Panza's donkey. I made him talk (a talking donkey, yay!). What you see above is the Russian animation that I watched as a kid at the beginning of a "Spanish language" program on Soviet TV. Can't remember how old I was, and can't remember how much of Don Quixote I actually read in Russian, but he did leave a lasting impression on me, so much so that I wrote him (and his faithful companions) into my book.