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    We have an in-wall doggie door next to the french...

    We have an in-wall doggie door next to the french doors in our dining room. Works fine, it's low to the floor for the convenience of our dogs and the cat (who uses it just fine). Only issue is all...
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    Today I am irked by how difficult it is to change...

    Today I am irked by how difficult it is to change the fluorescent bulbs in my studio. What kind of masochist designed these fixtures anyway?!
  3. I will never spend another dime in Hobby Lobby no...

    I will never spend another dime in Hobby Lobby no matter how the situation turns out. Sorry if consumer retaliation affects the jobs of anyone who works there but there are more reasonable shopping...
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    Hope you love it! I sure love mine...and so does...

    Hope you love it! I sure love mine...and so does my mule. Mine is the extra long forward flap. We went through saddle fitting hell until the County rep came out and we put a Conquest on her. As the...
  5. I don't know where you live but we've bred mini...

    I don't know where you live but we've bred mini donkeys for over 10 years, with an average of 10-15 in residence at any one time. As long as they have adequate hay and shelter, they do not need to be...
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    I self-published my first book (a funny one for...

    I self-published my first book (a funny one for dog lovers featuring my portraits of and irreverent haiku "by" 36 irreverent dogs) in December and am now writing a design doc for a game derived from...
  7. I ran a Kickstarter in the Fall of last year to...

    I ran a Kickstarter in the Fall of last year to raise funds for promoting my book (search for "Doggitude"). It was a LOT of hard work and quite a rollercoaster ride emotionally (at least until the...
  8. Resistance is futile...

    Resistance is futile :lol:
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    Trap first, shoot in trap. Lot better chance of...

    Trap first, shoot in trap. Lot better chance of getting the job done right on the first shot (as unpleasant as it is to begin with). I have a HavAHeart trap you can borrow. Just give me a call and...
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    Whenever I see a groundhog, I weigh my general...

    Whenever I see a groundhog, I weigh my general live and let live attitude against the possibility of my beloved mule getting a broken leg from stepping into a hole.

    Whenever I see cute raccoons or...
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    Was a pretty large bear in my driveway last night...

    Was a pretty large bear in my driveway last night :) Hope he doesn't decide to break into the house; I think we'd have a big problem if I walked into the kitchen to find him there. Fortunately he is...
  12. That is gorgeous! As an artist and mule owner...

    That is gorgeous! As an artist and mule owner myself, I can really appreciate the beauty of that portrait and its handsome subject!
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    JackieBlue: I skimmed the updates and wow, good...

    JackieBlue: I skimmed the updates and wow, good news about Vinnie's improvement! So good to hear!

    Your discussion about possible neck injury reminded me of something that might be useful. I had...
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    Nothing to offer but jingles, JackieBlue. I hope...

    Nothing to offer but jingles, JackieBlue. I hope you get your boy sorted...
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    Those are pretty mules! Em is shaped pretty much...

    Those are pretty mules! Em is shaped pretty much like a horse through her topline, with a well sprung barrel and a "sweet spot" just behind the withers where the saddle sits perfectly. I have never...
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    Thanks! I love her to death.

    Thanks! I love her to death.
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    jumpin: Oh yes, the vet. You might find my...

    jumpin:

    Oh yes, the vet. You might find my story about this entertaining:

    Em's one "bugaboo"...she is so fearful of needles. Her breeder told me that she gave shots no problem when Em was a...
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    How much work has the instructor done to build...

    How much work has the instructor done to build your daughter's confidence that she can "handle" an unplanned dismount? Way back when I was in Pony Club, we practiced flying dismounts frequently,...
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    Yes, they are creatures who like routine. I have...

    Yes, they are creatures who like routine. I have become a creature of routine myself as a result, when handling my mule. I do things in a predictable, consistent way...for example, when I had two...
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    OK did finally have time to read entire thread...

    OK did finally have time to read entire thread scanning for facts about the mule. OP, you have given us very few details except for the fact that Claire is well mannered when being handled or ridden...
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    Perhaps she doesn't want or need a fan. If it...

    Perhaps she doesn't want or need a fan. If it upsets her that much, why worry about why a non-necessary item is bothering her? She'll survive without a fan and since mules are more heat tolerant than...
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    I didn't read the whole thread so didn't gather...

    I didn't read the whole thread so didn't gather any details about your mule and your situation. Bottom line, mules take time to trust you. And by time, I mean it could be weeks or months before she...
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    We have on average 15 mini donkeys in our...

    We have on average 15 mini donkeys in our breeding herd plus foals and have had as many as 22 in a given year. We have never given PHF; we give 5-way and rabies. My vet seemed ambivalent when I asked...
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    At age 15, my old Jack Russell was blind and...

    At age 15, my old Jack Russell was blind and having issues with heart/breathing and kidneys. In hindsight, I waited a week or so too long out of selfishness because I couldn't bear to lose her. I was...
  25. Wow, both videos are very cool. Being partial to...

    Wow, both videos are very cool. Being partial to mules, I like the mule one. Just the time to harness up is remarkable. I wonder if they even bothered to unharness them completely every day. And oh...
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