Mule or standard donkey

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Jethro needs a lesson from that donkey haha. You know I actually applied to adopt a donkey to live with our lambs. They asked on the application why I wanted to adopt him and I said "live stock guardian for lambs" they denied me and said I was putting the donkey at risk haha. Seriously I couldn't believe it! The donkey sat at the shelter for months after.
 

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Jethro needs a lesson from that donkey haha. You know I actually applied to adopt a donkey to live with our lambs. They asked on the application why I wanted to adopt him and I said "live stock guardian for lambs" they denied me and said I was putting the donkey at risk haha. Seriously I couldn't believe it! The donkey sat at the shelter for months after.
Next time, tell them you need one as a companion to your lambs!
 

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Well, I understand completely and it may be for the best, and ya never know what can happen between now and then either. I was wondering cause I have thought of the same situation, but I believe I would go with a mule for several reasons. So, when I came across the Thread I was wondering what ya decided and why. However, as things do change as time passes, I have decided to stay with what we already have. So, we are thinking of a couple of young pygmy exposed does, and a dog. Still debating the dog issue and starting to look for some local does, well within 75-100miles. Tho I plan on being extra choosy on the right fit, so could take a little bit, even a year. That way I can concentrate on getting all the work waiting on me done, before adding more to do. :)
 
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when are your goats coming?
I am not sure.:(

Nothing has gone as planned so I really don't know...I wish I had an answer!

I am having a hard time with transitioning into a new way of life as it is I just don't think about it very often!

I miss my goats more than ever.:hit:hit

I and My sister may get a chance to go down this summer so I may try to find someone that does across the border with animals as a living and get my goats headed this...really it is all up in the air!

We have a long adventure in front of us!
 

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It really is a dramatic life change for all of you with a lot of uncertainty. It will be nice to have them back with you. You can get through anything with family, and family includes your animals! I hope you find a way to get them soon!
So true!
I am very thankful for our dog:love:love!

I just talked with my dad on the matter and he said we will start looking on how to bring them up around June:weee!
 

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Glad you decided on the donkey. Bear in mind that a donkey will stomp the stuffings out of anything that he perceives to be a danger or something different. That could include a chicken, puppy, or even a lamb or kid if it is a different color from the rest of the flock. Like anything else, the donkey will take training and patience. Or you could wind up with a donkey that loves all other animals and lets tiny kittens play around his feet. Be sure that if you get a male donkey that he is gelded. An acquaintance of mine tried a jack donkey with his cattle, but the jack chased the cows that were in heat and fought the bull off of the cows. If the donkey would have been gelded, it would have been a different experience. Instead of gelding it, he hauled it to the sale......
 
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