Friday, March 11, 2016


Poor little guy, we picked him up yesterday afternoon.  Lynn and Linda went with us for the adventure and everything went very well.

 He's not very big, but he leads well  Thanks for the picture Linda

He's got quite a few scars, maybe from his lack of manners with other animals, most of which probably were bigger than he is.

This is Buddy checking out the new guy.  He stayed in the trailer overnight, John had to have him in Tucson at 8AM and he couldn't eat anyway.  Seemed like the best way to handle the situation.  All the donkeys came by to visit, more than once and he did the typical mule thing.  Mules, at least the ones we've had pace, and pace and pace, if in a confined area.  I don't know if he paced all night, but every time we saw him before dark, he was pacing. 

This morning our phone was out, so I haven't heard from John yet on how it went.  I hate gelding with a passion, even though I know it has to be done.  It is such a barbaric type of surgery and on a 15 year old, it's not quite as easy, as it would be on a weanling.  The young ones don't even seem to know something happened.  Hopefully everything went well and he'll heal quickly.

UPDATE:  John just called and said everything went well, he some errands in Tucson and left Casper at the vet clinic to wake up, before heading home.  He said the vet commented on how sweet Casper is, and also how beat up he is.  I would imagine he has been in with larger animals all his life and thought he could take them on.  Hopefully he can have some down time here for a few weeks or months and we can find him a great permanent home.  Who knows how many homes he's been thru.  He does seem to have excellent manners with people and he is pretty cute.  We'll see how he gets along with the donkeys, he didn't seem to see them as lovers or fighters, so hopefully that's a good thing.  He wasn't impressed when they bray and just visited thru the sides of the trailer, with no posturing.   Anyone want a cute little mule...........????  LOL

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