Who says horsing around is a bad thing? It’s an almost unforgivable pun, I confess, especially because it doesn’t quite work, as it’s a mule we’re talking about and not a horse. What mule? Why Lou the mule of McMinnville, TN. And what’s so special about Lou? He saved his guardian’s life by alerting to her to a fire with his insistent braying and whatever other noises a panicked mule can make. Jolene Solomon, 63, who lives alone, survived a fire that consumed her home and everything in it thanks to Lou. Solomon plans to rebuild her home.
Mule as fire alarmIn Animal News on January 6, 2009 at 9:59 pm