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    farming, gardening, science, teaching, Catholicism
  1. I figured out pictures!

    You have such a cute herd. How do you keep them all in shape?
  2. The Front Porch

    Burt is adorable! I don't dare put this on the Debate board because it will morph into an argument about politics and religion, so I thought I'd ask you guys here what you think. This story is making rounds down here. A lady sheltered pets during the hurricane, but was arrested afterwards for practicing vet medicine without a license. I think she was wrong for giving prescription meds without consulting a veterinarian. If she had a vet that trusted her, it would not have been a big deal because they could have vouched for her. For example, if I call my vet because I need Banamine (a controlled med) they trust me enough to sell me a bottle to keep on hand. I think most of us are in the same situation. If I need to administer it, I would typically call my vet to let them know because something serious is going on (colic, et...). They trust me not to misuse it and that if I need to use it, I will be calling them, anyway. That Banamine stopped colic twice over the summer when the vet was unable to come out. Saved their covering vet a long drive and me two large vet bills. I definitely appreciate that level of trust. There are so many ways to communicate, I'm sure she could have consulted a vet, but did not. She could have contacted the shelter. She may also have issues with controlled meds herself (it is unusual to have Tramadol on hand). I think there is more to the story. Perhaps other issues in the past. However, today, people scream victim, even if they are acting inappropriately.
  3. The Front Porch

    RRW, that is cool looking! Queen, what a great day for her! The theater sounds like fun. What's the deal with the boyfriend? Bad influence? I signed up to try playing my violin with our church's choir. I have never done this before. I don't know how it's going to go. I'm just going to try to practice with them to see if it will work. I have about a week and half to practice before I go.
  4. Kitty Needs Help Pics added 9/18

    Thanks, guys! She is a happy little kitty. We try to make lap time for her every day because she loves laps.
  5. The Front Porch

    Awww! He's adorable!
  6. Donkey Training

    Overfeeding is a common killer of donkeys. I've heard the mini donks are bit trickier to manage. I've only had standards or large standards. It makes sense since mini horses are a little tricky. It's really hard to feed donkeys without them developing fat pads. You want to give them good stuff, but it's deadly. Ours gets coastal hay and a handful of senior feed for morale. The horse and pony get orchard hay, which is too rich for donkeys.
  7. The Front Porch

    Awesome! Sounds like many adults in her life have let her down. Good for you for trying to give her something she has not had enough of in her life.
  8. Kitty Needs Help Pics added 9/18

    Yep, she's a long haired kitty. She has a brush that she loves, so, hopefully, she will be easy to manage as an outdoor kitty. She was afraid of strangers, but if we introduce them, she will come out to meet them. Her fear of men is also going away (remember that horrible man that wanted to hurt her?). She is much darker now that her coat is coming in. All that grey was her skin showing through.
  9. Kitty Needs Help Pics added 9/18

    Oh yes. In fact, the dogs are not allowed in. At all. We have gates to keep them out. They pout outside the gate a little, but it makes it easier. The puppy just tries to reach 'snacks' in the stalls anyway.
  10. Kitty Needs Help Pics added 9/18

    Delilah has really settled in. She loves her barn and her tack room. The tack room is enclosed except for the walls on either side, which are stalls. That provides ventilation. Or, perhaps some entertainment, if a mouse slips in. She is locked up in the tack room at night and has her cat door for access to the barn during the day. I have never seen her outside the barn. She loves it.
  11. Just wanted to say hi!

    Oh boy. Our little puppy is great about poop. However, he lets a little pee out if we take too long to open the door. We are working on that now.... I love bathing him. He shakes off and his coat is almost dry.
  12. The Front Porch

    I think you have a very generous heart and it's a neat idea. For the moment, though, if she has suicidal posts, contact a professional immediately. They can find her parents. If you know what high school she attends, you could start by reporting it there. Someone needs to intervene and sit this girl down now. I am dismayed at what is trendy at high schools right now. It appears that telling other kids to "go kill yourself", whether in person or online, is common. A kid like this might not bounce back from the general sarcastic comments from other kids.
  13. Donkey Training

    Norm sounds awesome! He sounds like our first donkey. The jennies are different than the jacks. This is our first jenny. They are more reserved than jacks. It took longer to get her to meet new people and she is more wary of new things.
  14. Solo got ridden last night!

    Cute horse! Is he a Cob?