||Three months old|
||Cass County, Missouri, USA|
is "Ruby Tuesday," (named after the Beatles' song, not the restaurant
chain). My husband gave her to me for Mother's Day this year! I bet I am the
only mother who received a baby mule for Mother's day, to be sure!
Ruby is now about three months old, and she is so funny! She has quite the
pleasant personality, and she just adores human contact! She will always come
to us when we call her, and we always have a nice reward for being so good.
She loves her back and bottom to be scratched, and she loves having her fuzzy
mane brushed. She is still very fuzzy, but she is starting to get her big girl
coat now. She will be a very good looking mule! Her Momma, Cricket, is a
thoroughbred/appaloosa mix, and Ruby's daddy is a big guy, so she is likely to
be pretty big girl! She lives in our pasture with her Momma and five other
horses, three of them big draft horses, but she is already bossing them around! We
live on a rural road in Cass County Missouri, and everyone that lives up and
down the street stops and plays with her, takes her picture, or tries to feed
her. You would think they had never seen a baby mule before! Luckily, her milk
teeth prevent her from eating the well intentioned, but not-so-good-for-her
treats! She is still learning to eat grass, just like her momma does.
I just adore her, and I can't thank my husband enough for getting her for me.
What a delightful present! I think every horse owner should get a mule if they
can, they are funny, friendly, intelligent, sweet and just plain all around
great! I love my little Ruby mule.
This is Ruby and her mom, Cricket when she was getting used to the new farm.
She also enjoys scratches from Dad. What a doll she is!
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