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And to think I admired his intellect...

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DP asked last night while reading the bedtime story:

'What animal is Eeyore meant to be?'

Me, the DCs, and all sentient beings just stared open mouthed.

I'm now supremely concerned about the genetic legacy he has gifted the DCs.

PenisesAreNotPink Wed 03-Sep-14 11:19:27

To be fair I'm not sure either - donkey? Horse? Pony? Ass?

It's fucking purple grin

TreeMugger Wed 03-Sep-14 11:23:27

My friend thought he was an elephant. AN ELEPHANT!

FruVikingessOla Wed 03-Sep-14 11:24:24

What sound does a donkey make, Pink? grin

(I'm not going to call you Penises!!)

TalcumPowder Wed 03-Sep-14 11:25:04

Dunce cap for DH...

senua Wed 03-Sep-14 11:25:50

Eeyore is not purple, he is grey. The Disney version might be purple but the original E H Shephard drawing had him as grey. With a stuck-on tail - as in pin the tail on the donkey - a bit of a clue as to what he might be. As well as him name eeyore = heehaw, the noise a donkey makes.

PenisesAreNotPink Wed 03-Sep-14 11:29:57

Well look at all of you with your logic and literary knowledge grin

That literature degree I've got came in real handy hmm grin

PenisesAreNotPink Wed 03-Sep-14 11:30:34

What sound do asses make then ?

Bet it's fucking Eeyore too...

FruVikingessOla Wed 03-Sep-14 11:38:01

grin grin

senua Wed 03-Sep-14 11:47:14

Um, aren't ass and donkey synonyms?

TalcumPowder Wed 03-Sep-14 11:53:45


Ididntseeitsoitdidnthappen Wed 03-Sep-14 11:55:10

I had a large velvetine eeyore as a child complete with detachable tail. I loved him to bits and would love to find another one

He was purple though

Didactylos Wed 03-Sep-14 11:55:45

hes a mule, therfore species confused, sterile and has an identity crisis

explains his misery and existential angst

PenisesAreNotPink Wed 03-Sep-14 11:57:02


And the difference between mule, Ass and Donkey is?

Answers on a postcard

Where's Attenborough gone when you need him

Ididntseeitsoitdidnthappen Wed 03-Sep-14 11:58:38

One is a horse donkey hybrid where the male is a horse the other is where the female is a horse

Usually all sterile

Donkeys are donkeys

Ididntseeitsoitdidnthappen Wed 03-Sep-14 11:59:30
Hopefully Wed 03-Sep-14 12:00:01

Donkey and ass are the same. Mule is make donkey and female horse hybrid (and sterile), hinny is female donkey and male horse (also sterile, and for some reason harder to breed than a mule).

TunipTheUnconquerable Wed 03-Sep-14 12:00:19

A mule is half donkey, half horse. Or someone who carries drugs for someone else. I don't think Eeyore is a mule.

PenisesAreNotPink Wed 03-Sep-14 12:01:33

~scratches head~


Can I have it put slightly plainer please. As if I'm stupid as I don't get how sterile animals make babies or are clear about which equals what

So please put donkey=female horse plus male chimp hybrid

PoirotsMoustache Wed 03-Sep-14 12:02:51

A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. It's sterile.

A donkey is a domesticated ass.

TunipTheUnconquerable Wed 03-Sep-14 12:03:19

Do you think Eeyore is sterile, though?

Ididntseeitsoitdidnthappen Wed 03-Sep-14 12:04:14

Every mule is the product of a donkey and a horse

Mules cannot make mules

PenisesAreNotPink Wed 03-Sep-14 12:04:30

So Mules can't reproduce?


That's really odd, I feel like I've just wandered into first year biology lesson where I know nothing! grin

senua Wed 03-Sep-14 12:04:42

male donkey + female horse (mare) = mule (sterile)
male horse + female donkey (jenny) = hinny (sterile)

PenisesAreNotPink Wed 03-Sep-14 12:05:18

Hang on , no ones decided yet if Eeyore is a Donkey or a Mule.

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