This chamber drama is set in Georgia on the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. A simple peasant family makes its living by selling yoghurt which the Magdany widow takes every morning to the town market. Once, in their mother's absence, the children - six-year-old Mikho and three-year-old Kato - find an abandoned donkey on a road leading to their village. The foundling was fed, tended, and the moment the donkey opened its big, tender eyes, it was named "Lurdja", or "blue-eyed". Surrounded by love and care, the donkey became a big help in the poor household. But this idyll was not to last long.