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February 26, 2009

Museum Asks for Donkey Whisperer

A Kent museum has appealed for help from a donkey whisperer but has specified they should speak Romanian.

Staff at the Museum of Kent Life said it had brought in new donkeys after its new operators told them to introduce more exciting animals to the farmyard.

The two animals, Ellie and Dora, have been wary of their new surroundings and need help to adapt to a working life.

Read more about them on BBC News at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/7913900.stm

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February 25, 2009

Back Country Horsemen of America Sets $6 Million Annual Volunteer Value Goal

Back Country Horsemen of America has always believed in the worth of hard work. Instead of saying “Someone should do something,” they’re among the first to roll up their shirtsleeves and do what needs to be done.

Each year, BCHA members dedicate many hours to the hard labor of clearing and improving trails not only for equestrian use, but for everyone who enjoys the wilderness. In 2007, their total volunteer value was $5.6 million.

Read about their new goal, learn more about some of the projects they have done, and find out how you and your mule can join them. More info on Equestrian Mag at http://www.equestrianmag.com/news/back-country-horsemen-volunteer-goal-02-09.html

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February 24, 2009

Mule Painting Top Lot at Auction

Neal Auction's February 7 and 8 estates auction got off to a solid start with the first lot across the block, setting the tone for the auction where many of the choicest items trumped their estimates.

A pair of paintings by William Aiken Walker (South Carolina, 1838–1921, active New Orleans, 1876–1905) performed well above estimate, resulting in the sale's top lot, Walker's oil on board "Cotton Picker on a Mule".

You may view this mule painting on Antiques & The Arts Online at http://antiquesandthearts.com/Antiques/AuctionWatch/2009-02-24__11-56-53.html

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February 19, 2009

Lone Donkey Finds New Home

Not too long ago, motorists making their way through Denton on Interstate 35E near the University of North Texas campus were treated to the familiar sight of two friendly donkeys, Buster Brown and Ozella.

Buster Brown died in December. Concern for the fate of his companion led the American Pet Spa & Resort in Argyle to adopt Ozella and add her to its population of animals.

Read the rest of their story on Denton Record-Chronicle at http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_Donkey_0216.1dba4946.html

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February 17, 2009

Your Help is Needed

Monk Park Farm seeks name for donkey. Your help is needed to pin a name on the latest arrival at a North Yorkshire farm visitor centre.

Photo Credit: The Press

Find out how to send your suggestion - read more on The Press at http://www.thepress.co.uk/news/4131995.Monk_Park_Farm_seeks_name_for_donkey/

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February 16, 2009

Idaho Bred Mule Earns National Dressage Title

Like any proud grandma, mule breeder Bonnie Lee beams with joy when she shares the exciting news of one of her “babies’” accomplishments, for it’s not every day a mule earns a national title, especially from the United States Dressage Federation, USDF.

Read more about this talented mule on AG Weekly at http://www.agweekly.com/articles/2009/02/14/country_life/equestrian/equine74.txt

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February 12, 2009

Donkeys Bring in the Moolah for These Families

Donkeys may be the only mode of transportation for many in hilly regions such as the Malle Mahadeshwara hills, but for Srimadamma, they are the sole breadwinners to support her five children and bed-ridden husband.

Read the rest of their story on Express Buzz

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February 08, 2009

Sheepmen, Border Collies and Mules - by Baxter Black

What do sheepmen, border collies and mules have in common with blue heelers, horses and cowboys?

Read the rest of Baxter's poem to find out, on Equestrian Network Magazine at http://www.equestmagazine.com/article01-02-c4.php

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February 02, 2009

Special Delivery: Mail By Mule

The U.S. Postal Service is always telling us about its commitment to delivering the mail no matter what. Bill Geist got a close-up look at just how deep that commitment really is, going to a place where UPS and FedEx fear to tread.

Read the rest of this story on CBS News at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/30/sunday/main4764442.shtml

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February 01, 2009

Mule of a Different Color

Animal gets a makeover to be in new film with Robert Duvall.

Read the rest of this story on NVDaily at http://www.nvdaily.com/lifestyle/2009/01/mule-of-a-different-color-anim.html

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