Yes, that’s a donkey, a.k.a., ass, on the couch getting a snuggle and a scratch! It’s quite at home, and probably doesn’t know he ain’t a little boy any more. Do you think perhaps a little American Pinocchio didn’t see the error in his ways and ended up an ass for life? Doesn’t seem like such a bad fate.
He really should get his ass off the couch, but it’s so cute!
I’ll leave the puns to the commenters.
If you don’t know, some donkey enthusiasts consider them the noblest beast in the animal kingdom.