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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 12:43 AM

Down On The Farm

As I've posted previously, I lost both of my older mares last month. I lost both of my baby mini-donkeys in Feb. 2019 sucked so far.

My older gelding was also devastated by the loss of his girls. So lonely. So, I found him a new buddy.

This is Rhett, a miniature horse, an Appaloosa, about 12 yrs old. He's about the same size as the two adult mini-donkeys--TINY. He came from W. Virginia, thru a local rescue here in KY. He was confiscated in a drug bust, with a regular sized horse. Both were in a 12x12 dog kennel, and quite thin.

He's still filling out, and a little skittish yet, but seems to be settling in. Beau, the big guy, has definitely perked back up.


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Baby Kami, that I've also posted about before, continues to win friends. Growing like a weed, and has learned to eat cookies.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:59 AM

1. Were the mini donkeys

Just old?
I lost my mom in January.
2019 definitely is sucking canal water.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 07:41 AM

2. No, the donkeys were babies

They died from some weird offshoot of botulism. Even though they had been vaccinated for the regular type, this was a rare strain. We moved the mom and dad to a different field.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 03:10 PM

3. Awww

Sorry.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 03:49 PM

4. 2019 certainly has kicked you in the gut. 😪

Glad to see Beau and Rhett enjoying each other's company.
(Love their Gone with the Wind character names. 😉 )

Coming to see your critters one day and I'll bring Kami some cookies. 😊

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 11:50 PM

5. Beautiful story.

Thank you!

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