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  1. #1
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    Red face Mule Saves Woman From Fire!!

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1

    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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    Mules are way cool.
    I feel for the woman though...losing so much.
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    Aww, that poor woman. That is a lot to bear. What a great mule, I'm sure he'll be a comfort to her as she tries to get through this. I love mules.



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    Default Cheers for Lou the Mule

    "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"



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    Awh.

    But the mule doesn't look too well loved.
    "Dressage" is just a fancy word for flatwork



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    Angry Lou the MALNOURISHED Mule in the news

    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!

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

    I can only imagine the horrible conditions this animal lives in. Please people don't have animals if you aren't willing to take care of them!!!



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    He does look skinny. Cute guy though. Hopefully he gets some good meals for saving his owner's life by braying.
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    you'll notice in the story she went out of her way to state that she was finishing her own dinner at the time.

    I thought to myself, hey how about some dinner for the poor equine in your yard??

    I don't even have time for dinner any more as my horse chore / feed time is 630pm - so they eat and I don't (great for weight control, though.)
    Last edited by webmistress32; Jan. 7, 2009 at 10:47 AM. Reason: added info



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    Default Mule

    I thought the exact same thing. It looks like he needs some groceries.



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    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.....
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    Considering Lou's likely age, I wouldn't jump to conclusions. In the original news video you can see Lou's hooves are in good shape the fence is well maintained (albeit barbed wire).

    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=9621600



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    Lou is emaciated

    and in video when food is poured in bucket for her she acts as if she's never seen such a thing before
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    I still think he could use some groceries. Too bad florists won't deliver hay. :-)
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    There are two other threads on Lou. This was the first I saw:

    http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum...d.php?t=184226



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori B View Post
    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.

    That mule definitely needs some dinner!



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    Default I couldn't agree more

    I saw the piece on Yahoo this am, and my first thought was that Lou could use some groceries. Glad she got to eat, looks like he hasn't had much!
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    We combined a few threads on this topic into one.

    Thanks!
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    See, Katie would save someone's life for sure and she doesnt need groceries LOL.
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    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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