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  •  Agreed. Totally. (13+ / 0-)

    A 2x4 between the eyes is sometimes necessary to get the donkey's attention.

    •  Um, ew (16+ / 0-)

      I appreciate the sentiment you intended but ... donkeys are really nice animals and not deserving of such treatment. :-)

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 09:28:45 AM PDT

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      •  Well when the "nice" donkey (5+ / 0-)
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        reaches over the fence and bites YOU in the nipple while you are just trying to give him treats..... you can tell me again how "nice" they are...

        They have a reputation for stubborn recalcitrance for a reason. They bite, kick, escape.... and that's on a good day.  They are nice only when they decide to be and how you treat them fares into the equation not one bit.... but just like having to be the alpha dog in the pack in order to have well=behaved dogs, you must be the alpha donkey and sometimes it does take a punch in the nose to get it's attention. Their heads are extremely hard, large and bony.... you would have to be Superman to actually hurt them with that blow but it DOES surprise them into paying attention for awhile...  They are not easy animals to keep and train.  I don't say you should beat on them morning noon and night to relieve frustration with them or for no reason.... but sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...

        OK, all you well meaning Kossacks who have little actual experience with animals but who "love" animals.... flame away....

        •  Well um, actually (8+ / 0-)

          I have rather extensive experience with equines and have even handled a donkey now and again. Driven one in my trailer even.

          I wouldn't punch a donkey in the nose, because I might break my hand. :-)

          And they're way easier to work with than, say, teenage humans. :-)

          Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

          by elfling on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 11:19:58 AM PDT

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          •  True dat n/t (1+ / 0-)
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            You probably have way more experience than I do, but have you ever had your nipple nipped?  ha, bet I got you there!

            •  There's a great story in there... (4+ / 0-)
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              Let's start with "one day I was flashing a donkey and it bit me on the nipple..."
              Now, please fill in how this happened. I gotta know.

              Until I hear otherwise I'm going to assume you were flashing the donkey.

              •  Not that exciting.... (6+ / 0-)

                He had the habit of nipping even when I was giving treats so I started bringing my hands in from the side, relying on peripheral blindness to get the snack to his mouth before he got the bright idea to nip my fingers.  Well he figured it out quick and as my hands were outstretched to the side, he just reached right over the fence and nipped the nearest and largest protuberance.  OW  almost the most painful thing I ever experienced and so glad it did no permanent damage, I could have ended up with only one nipple!

                •  Rats (1+ / 0-)
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                  Me and my overactive imagination. I saw the "Bush baggage" diary earlier and all I could think of was "hairy cameltoe"

                  I'm a dirty old man. Maybe it's that pizza I had for dinner.

                •  Heh, probably a few of us who (2+ / 0-)
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                  can sympathize from an experience with a nursing baby who had teeth growing. Mine was drifting off to sleep, I was basking in the endorphins, she aroused enough to start nursing again and clamped down very suddenly. My scream startled her into a lengthy screaming and crying reaction.

                  I'm sure it was nothing compared to a grown donkey ;)

                  Thinking about the subject that got us to this, I sure hope there are some school and law enforcement officials who are experiencing comparable pain. Seemed like they were going to get what they deserved so it is really a mixture of relief and victory to get the good news.

                  "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

                  by Ginny in CO on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 06:54:43 PM PDT

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