Lou the mule credited with saving woman from fire.
McMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jolene Solomon is beginning the new year with her life, her mule named Lou and little else. The Southern Standard in McMinnville reported Solomon had just finished eating supper on New Years Day when Lou's braying and acting up got her attention.
Solomon, 63, who lived alone, stepped outside, she saw her house was on fire. She called 911 and as she waited for firefighters, her home and everything in it burned to the ground.
She said her father bought Lou years ago to help her and her late sister, Blue, around the farm. It took Lou months to get over the loss of her sister.
Solomon said she has 'lost it all', but credits Lou with saving her life. Jolene is staying with family members and plans to rebuild her home. The home was built by her grandfather and she had lived there all her life.
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So there is a heart-warming story put out by the Associated Press this morning about a mule that brayed to alert his owner her home was on fire. Looking at the picture of this poor creature, he looks like he was braying to beg for a meal!
I thought he looked pretty lean when I sawin the picture in the other thread too.
Of course, we don't know all the facts. The article said the woman's father gave her the mule. She's pretty old herself so the mule could be old and a difficult keeper.....
I still think he could use some groceries. Too bad florists won't deliver hay. :-)
I say all the time that I wish some company would set up a really good way to order grain/hay online and have it delivered anywhere in the U.S. Would really help with rescue situations and similar crises.
I thought the same thing as soon as I saw LOU he is so skinny. I don't care how old he is no animal should be that skinny. Perhaps an underlying issue, that is if she is feeding him well. Maybe teeth are bad. I think she owes it to him to find out.
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