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Disability/Handicap Parking Space Full – EV parking space available


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Welcome to my blog a place I share honestly how GOD in Jesus Christ precious name has helped me survive an almost fatal motor vehicle accident while riding as a passenger in a small vehicle, no air bags etc.  The three long surgically inserted screws were strategically placed in my pelvis in an effort to help me walk again, sadly the screws have left me with a permanent physical disability, a limp and chronic pain every day since April 13, 2010.   Making it most difficult for me to walk on cement and climb stairs.  See GOD created a miracle for me to read more about the accident.

When I go to the grocery store or any store I need to use the disabled parking spot right in front of the store as my back hurts, hips hurt and feet burn with neuropathy pain from walking too long.  Select EV Parking space perk or privelege? to read more.

Recently while attempting to find a disabled parking spot I noticed the Electric Motor Vehicle (EV) parking spot was empty and placed directly in front of the store.  The handicap/disability parking spots were all full.    After surviving a traumatic life threatening motor vehicle accident I have learned to adapt, I depend on getting a handicaped parking space in front of the store I need to go in.

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I will never ever ride in a small vehicle again as to this day I still shake when a semi truck or dump truck passes me traveling down the road.

What do you think?

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in 2013, disability, handicap, health

 

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Hoof Abscess


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The Donkey Whisperer Farm is officially six years old in 2013time has literally flown by so much has changed and yet so much remains the same.  Rio is now a full-grown Mammoth donkey as he turns seven years old in 2013.  Rocket Man turns nineteen and my horse Lily is eight years young. Read my post Donkeys and hoof abscess for more information.

The most frustrating and difficult issues I have had with our Mammoth donkey is hoof abscesses. It appears that Mammoth donkeys should live in the desert with no rain poor boy was born in Western Washington with too much rain.  Each of them get their feet picked out daily and their paddock has very little mud and yet the Mammoth donkey suffers from abscess, networking via the internet I have learned this is sadly the health issues associated with Mammoth donkeys.

Before I brought all three equine home I researched, networked and read every book I could get my hand on to create the dryest paddock to prevent hoof problems as I have lived in Western Washington most of my life.  I placed 3/4 clean gravel down on the hill between the two barns to avoid mud, thrush and abscesses.  Rio has had horrific abscesses and we are now laying pin chips down (no cedar) to help him.  I made the decision to shoe Rio’s front (absessing yearly) with Dr. Hills overseeing the process this last fall.  Rio’s custom-made Mammoth Donkey shoes are helping him get more exercise on the gravel as he is running and playing again, he is much more comfortable.

I place 3/4 clean gravel in between the two barns where they walk back and forth day after day to stop the mud.  Additionally I suggest laying pin chips down so they have a place to lay outside and it is soft and dry the only problem I have noted with pin chips is it needs to be replaced at least every other year or it will turn to mud.  

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Hoof abscesses in donkeys are not the same as the horse.  Why? 

Donkeys hoof anatomy is of a donkey not a horse. Donkeys are strong and will not show any pain until it is a serious medical matter.  Here is another post I wrote explaining the emergency kit and the hoof abscess.  The horse would be limping much faster than the donkey or mule with an abscess thus the seriousness and need for a vet immediately. Please call the vet for draining a hoof abscess do not leave this to the farrier.

What can you do for your donkey, horse or mule suffering from a hoof abscess?

Call the Vet hopefully you have a vet that has experience with donkeys.   Donkeys are not horses and thus their hooves do not behave the same as a horse.  Please only authorize your vet to find the abscess and drain it,never let the farrier do the vet’s job!  Your vet will cut out a very small hole for drainage releasing the pain and pressure almost instantly.  Never authorize the farrier to do this as this is a medical need not a farrier need.

Follow up maintenance is necessary the hole needs to be kept clean, pick the stuff out of feet every day, I suggest getting a spray bottle and using Beda dine solution with some water in a water bottle to spray the hole clean every day.  We use the solo spray bottle as it gets all the gunk out and keeps it clean, Soaking a cotton ball in beda dine solution and sticking it in the hole is necessary until the hole has grown out.   The hoof will not grow completely out for at least ten months to a year so keeping the hole clean from mud and gunk is a full-time job to say the least.

One of the best things we can do as an owner of donkeys, horses and mules is keep the hooves trimmed and make sure they are being trimmed correctly.  Select Pete Ramey to learn how to trim a donkey, trimming needs to be done at least every 6-7 weeks.  I highly recommend you the owner viewing this dvd and asking your farrier to review it.  Trimming equine is not a back yard hobby and it needs to be left to professionals in my opinion as incorrect trimming will cause abscesses and sand and grit to travel into the white line.  As the owner we must be picking the hoof out each and every day and making sure no thrush is growing in the hoof.  Diet of the equine is imperative to optimum health so test your hay, do not give grain and treats to the donkey just clean water and low sugar hay.  Orchard hay around the Pacific northwest is what we use and a slow feeder is also a good idea as long as it is covered to keep the rain out.

I am trying a new slow feeder out will follow-up with the results in my upcoming blogs.

Video of a Donkey Suffering With A Hoof Abscess

Summary:

Diet, exercise, professional trimmer of hooves every 6-7 weeks, clean out hooves each and every day, clean dry padock, morton loose salt, white salt block, clean water, low sugar hay and no grazing in green grass for the easy keeper. Donkeys are always easy keepers. :)

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 

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37,000 Views In 2012 – Happy New Year!


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Thank you for reading my blog, thank you for caring about our most precious world and all the donkeys, horses and mules needing your attention. Thank you for sharing your blog, website, facebook, twitter, and youtube pages!  Most of all thank you for your continued support, relationship and friendship as so many of you have touched my heart.  Thank you for your prayers and kind words it is an honor to share the word of GOD, please remember to never give up as GOD will never give up!  

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On a personal note:

I have been writing on my blog for three years now in between trying to get my life back one day at a time after surviving a life threatening car accident (semi-truck) while riding as a passenger.

Blogging is a wonderful way to stay connected to our most precious world and share free information to help people and animals.

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With just a couple of clicks of your computer you have helped a donkey, horse or mule have a better life, ahh the power of the internet.  

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

Here’s an excerpt:

The Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog had 37,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals!!!!

Click here to see the complete report.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in 2012, animals, Award, donkey

 

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Snow On The Donkey Whisperer Farm


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A few precious photos of our little farm blanketed in snow.

The damp and cold does not play well with the large surgically installed screws in my pelvis. I miss snow shoeing, and playing in the snow.

After weeks and months of gray and rain the snow seems to brighten everything up in the Pacific Northwest.

Old man winter brings more work on the farm as the hose freezes, forcing water to be hand carried.  Horse and donkey poop freezes and sticks deeply into the ground it’s really the only time the poop is not picked up twice a day on our little farm.

Does not matter as when the snow melts the poop seems to be everywhere making more work playing catch up. 

Blankets need to be added and changed and well winter on the farm is a bit more work but each step is a blessing.

Never forget how blessed you are if you get to live on a farm with animals.

Remember horses and donkeys like warm water so get a heated bucket for their barns make sure they can’t bite the cord.

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I want to say “Thank you honey” my husband comes home after working hard all day at his job it’s dark outside now.  He put’s his head lamp on so he can find the donkey and horse poop he is the best husband a woman could ask for.  My husband Scott does all the heavy lifting for me and well my husband has made it possible for me to keep my little farm in the midst of trauma and a permanent disability.  My husband is my human angel!

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
 
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Posted by on December 12, 2012 in animals, blog, Dog, donkey, horse

 

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Happy Birthday Jesus By The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir


Merry Christmas,

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Christmas is all about the birth of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Happy Birthday Jesus is a beautiful song with Christmas lights synchronized by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.  You may want to share the link with your family and friends.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Posted by on December 12, 2012 in 2011, Christmas, Jesus

 

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World Championship Team Donkey Roping – Made CNN News


Here is the link World championship Team Donkey Roping, Texas June 23rd and June 24, 2012.

Copied and pasted from the link above!

The Van Horn Texas Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event that features donkey roping.Donkey roping is an extremely cruel ‘sport’ where the donkey is shocked with a cattle prod until he tries to run away, once he is running people on horseback run the donkey down, throwing a rope around it’s neck, and another one around its rear legs. Once roped the donkey is then stretched between two horses. Broken bones and death are all too common during these events. And that is the physical harm done, most donkeys take years to recover, if still alive, from the emotional trauma of abuse.
 
My own grandson has autism and the first time he saw a “roping” donkey said he knew how the donkey felt…..alone, hurt, sad. Luckily that donkey was rescued from a hellious life as a roping donkey and came to live at Morning Bray Farm not far from us where my grandson is now able to help make that donkey feel whole, loved and happy.This announcement as well as the poster of the upcoming event in Van Horn Texas have been posted round the internet.A Petition has been started and now has 5200 signatures. A retired Marine Colonel who brought Smoke the donkey back to the US from Iraq is in process of getting an injunction against the event.
 
Thousands of Donkey lovers have contacted the Chamber of Commerce
patriciagolden@vanhorntexas.org, the organizer Jason Owens (stock contractor)
Dos Gringos Productions
432-940-9051
thedollarj@hotmail.com and the editor of the Van Horn newspaper Larry Simpson, editor at The Van Horn Advocate: lsimpson@vanhornadvocate.com.Cruelty to animals is cruelty not entertainment.
 
A signer said this on the petition:.At our rescue, we have donkeys who have been used for roping. The sadness that we see in their eyes is heartbreaking. Not only do they stretch them and drop them to the ground, frequently they strap a horn hat on their heads which is even more abusive. They are used over and over again, and the damage is irreversible. Ours suffer from bent legs, broken ear cartilage and distrusting personalities. There is absolutely no redeeming aspect of this horror show. Worse, this brutal behavior will be on display for children to see. They will hear adults cheer as animals are tormented and abused. How is this a good thing? I would much rather see Van Horn TX indulge the audience with its rich history.
 
This was part of a great mail run during the 1800’s which ran from San Antonio TX to San Diego CA. How about celebrating the long ears who developed the west? Take a look at Bishop Mule Days. This event brings in millions of dollars of revenue, and celebrates long ears without harming them. An event like this would be far more admirable, and seen in a much better light by the public.Another signer of the petition said:I have never heard of this till now and I am losing faith in the USA . How can you let this happen ?
 
To put these animals through this is so evil, how about instead of Donkeys have them ( humans) get shocked with the cattle prod then chased down and roped bones broken maybe even death ! They wouldn’t like it and neither does the donkeys. Stop this !!!!Please help stop this abuse.
 
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Posted by on June 19, 2012 in 2012, donkey

 

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Ten Commandments Award


Howdy,

My friend Bird Everyone Has A Story just gave me the Ten Commandments Award.  As a child of Jesus Christ and a Warrior for Jesus Christ (I even have the scars to prove it), I am going to add a few things.  

The Ten Commandments are from GOD, the great I AM, he is the alfa omega and the beginning and end in Jesus Christ precious name. I promise to do my best as I am not a preacher nor have I had any formal christian education.  Here is a free bible app for your smart phone or computer.  A video with a little humor of the ten commandments  enjoy!

Select Looking for a bible that explains the bible in great detail for the world we live in today.  When I think of the Ten Commandments I think of Moses and the bible.  I think if more people memorized and followed the Ten Commandments our world would be a more loving place to live.

Ten Commandments from the Bible

The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:3-17. :

1. You shall have no other gods before Me.

 2. You shall not make unto thee any graven image.

3. You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain.

4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

5. Honor your father and your mother.

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not commit adultery.

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not bear false witness.

10. You shall not covet.

RULES:
The rules for this award are that you must answer the following ten questions and nominate ten blogs that you think deserve the award.

1. Describe yourself in seven words.

Property of Jesus Christ, intelligent, teacher, passionate, extroverted, introverted, honest

2. What keeps you up at night?

Pain from the large Screws surgically inserted in my pelvis they are really long from hip bone to hip bone 3 of them

3. Whom would you like to be?

I would like to be pain-free

4. What are you wearing now?

Jeans and a tee-shirt

5. What scares you?

Riding in a vehicle as a passenger

6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?

The best thing about blogging is being able to make friends over the internet after the semi truck accident as I have become very isolated, I enjoy people and miss people who are positive and have a passion for life.  Blogging gives me the opportunity to travel into friends lives all over the world without leaving my home.  Sitting, standing and walking is very difficult for me.

The worst thing about blogging – Nothing, I absolutely love blogging

7. What was the last website you looked at?
http://www.donkeywhisperer.com – I love to see who is needing help with their Donkeys, horses and mules 

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I would be healthy and strong and have no large screws in my pelvis.  My back would no longer hurt, my feet would not be going numb pain free oh how I pray to be pain free one day.  

9. Slankets, yes or no?
Slankets are called Snuggies here, and I’m going to have to say no.   In the cold damp times of the year fall thru winter I am wearing lots of warm comfortable clothes and I use electric blankets, electric mattress pad and electric clothing. 

10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you.

Bird at  http://birdmartin.wordpress.com/ (Everyone has a story) writes about a variety of subjects, she is a brave person who shares her life with humor and honesty to help others find Jesus Christ.  She is a mature Christian woman, and is always ready to give an answer for our Lord. She is a survivor of a fallen world we all live in and a Warrior For Jesus Christ :-)  Thank you, Bird, for the Ten Commandment Award.

Bonus Question:  What is your testimony for Jesus Christ?

I gave my life to Jesus in my early forties after being diagnoised with a rare spinal cord tumor here is a link explaining that part of my testimony most recently my testimony for Jesus reads more like a love story as I could  have never ever survived the amount of pain and suffering the semi truck motor vehicle accident left me with if Jesus was not holding my right hand.

Nominations for Ten Commandments Award:

1. CBN – Call for free Prayer they have the best prayer warriors I call them and it’s free - @ CBN Prayer

2.  Joyce Meyer – @ Joyce Meyer 

3.  Joel Osteen –  @ Joel Osteen 

4. Max McClean – Audio bible * This is what I listened to when I was not strong enough to lift my bible from the eight broken ribs, collapsed lung and kidney grade v tear.  I was just to weake, listening to the bible being read in Pslams is very peaceful when trying to rest and sleep.  The mind needs positive information when it is suffering at it’s worst time.

5. Max Lucodo – Max Lucado 

6. Billy Graham – Billy Grahm

Bloggers I have nominated for this Award:

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http://granbee.wordpress.com/

Magshttp://magsx2.wordpress.com/about/

 http://lakesidelane.wordpress.com/

http://nodroppedstitches.wordpress.com/

http://faithfulnibbles.wordpress.com/ – http://faithfulnibbles.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/the-ten-commandments-award/

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2012 in 2012, GOD

 

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