Sunday, 15 June 2014

In Praise of the Daddy Ones!

It's a special day here at Muleteer HQ, it's Father's Day so we're making sure that MH (also known as The Daddy One these days...) has a nice day.  Yep lots of practical fun to be had.... like poo patrol, tidying bedrooms, soothing crying HF and walking with waggy tails - all to be topped off with a cool beer, sounds like a perfect day!

MH has kept us Muleteers all happy, healthy, clean and tidy whilst FH has been a little side lined by our new baby sister.  Thank goodness for MH, he really is the most wonderful muleteer these days, he can muck out a stable in a few minutes, pick out mini feet, fill hay nets and tell Dragon off for being grumpy when she's being a mardy mare (and she listens to him!!).  Yep we are lucky to have this Daddy One and we are happy to share him with HF, we have to report she already has him wrapped around her tiny little finger :-)

So on this Father's Day we say a thank you for the Daddy Ones, MH, Dads, Fathers, Poppas, Papas, Grandpas, Grandads and Uncles - those strong and loving men that keep us all on track and smiling, we know may of you are lucky to have had some wonderful men in your lives too :-)

And to our own special Daddy One, thank for all you do for us, we may reward you in the strangest ways sometimes but we sure do appreciate  and love you!

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.
Anne Geddes

We also remember those that are not here today but whose wisdom and love continues in their absence, they are always there if only in our hearts.

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Jim Valvano

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Teaching Her All We Know...

The perfect way to spend a day...
Phew it's been a bit busy!

We've been busily teaching HF all we know about life here at Muleteer HQ.  HF is just the most brilliant pupil (we think she might be a secret mule, her ears are in disguise), she is learning quickly and we enjoy our daily lessons with her, we chat while FH does the clean up duty.

So we've been teaching HF about the essentials in life...


Oh yes this is the important one HF.  Food is to be enjoyed in abundance.  As we understand HF is neighbraying for more food on a regular basis and can't get enough, well she is a growing girl isn't she?  Hopefully not growing too much though as we want her to stay small enough to ride us minis for a while yet!


HF has adopted Roller's art of sleeping and is very good at this skill.  She sleeps and sleeps and sleeps some more, she's not fussy where she sleeps either, although limpet attached to a human seems to be a favourite, I wonder what the humans would think to having a limpet mini mule asleep on their chests??

Windy Pops!

Oops, this is something that The Mini has been discussing with HF, he is the King of windy pops and appears to have explained the skill well to HF.  People stand back in amazement at the decibels of disgrace issued by the cute little HF.... she's mini mule trained you know ;-)


Hmmm ok in a similar vain we've taught HF about the joys of liberally spreading poop everywhere.... Dragon has been trying to teach HF about being tidy, nah, us minis have persuaded her that liberal quantities and spreading are best!

Looking Cute

Oh yeah we muleteers have this one off perfectly and it seems our foal has mastered the art too, wait a go baby, this ensures excellent service from the big humans :-)

How could the humans resist us cuties?!


Well Dragon has been trying to extol the benefits of work to HF but it would seem that HF is not keen on doing 'mule work' and has decided that she will be the one hitching rides on the big humans for the moment…. we like the look of that carrier thing, do they make a mini mule sized one?  What do you mean I'm too heavy?!  The good thing is that FH can tend to our needs (hehe muck out) whilst carrying HF, teaching them young is good and ermmm well it's good exercise for FH!

Diesel has been trying her own version of the cling-on.... no one told her that clinging to FH's foot is not quite the same thing?!

And Finally…..

We Muleteers see our duty in life is to make people happy!  It would seem that HF has also adopted a similar motto, she is such a good HF we almost forget she is a human…. maybe it's because we taught her all we know? Yep we're taking full credit!

We can hear the summoning neighbray of HF, it is suspiciously like lunchtime... actually every hour is lunchtime in HF's world (girl off to our own heart!) so we better go tend to her.  FH! Come quick!