Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Casino puts his foot in it

See the hole in this feed bin. There was a mule stuck in it this morning!
Mernie returned from feeding the horses and told me to go fetch a halter, a bucket of grain, some tin snips and a camera! They're for Casino the mule he said. I thought Casino must have jumped the fence 'again' and we'd have to go get him but when I glanced over there I saw him eating contentedly.He looks OK to me i said. You'll see said Mernie, and don't forget to bring your camera!
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The mule impaled his foot right through the little plastic feeder and had probably been wearing it all night.He didn't hurt himself and seem to view the whole ordeal as an inconvenience more than anything else.
Mern made the hole bigger with the tin snips and eventually got his hoof out while I kept him busy with the bucket of grain. There's never a dull moment here on the ranch!


Anonymous said...

I still have an old metal bowl that BJ used to eat out of and still sports a dent from his hoof! It works great for a little popcorn and I always think of my 'stargazing friend' whenever I take it out of the cupboard and enjoy a memory or two.

Anonymous said...

Aw, poor thing!