The following is an update from Save Your Ass Longears Rescue.
I’m sure everyone was as excited as I was to finally see trees budding and spring flowers starting to poke their heads above ground. Then Mother Nature played a cruel trick on us by following that another snow storm. Hopefully, this will be the last of it. We still have snow and ice in parts of the woods and under the manure pile. The mud is in all of its glory, and the mules wear it happily.
I want to thank everyone who took part in making our Cabin Fever Auction a success this year. Our wonderful donors provided a lot of really cool items, and you, our friends, in turn got some great stuff.
BIG thanks to Veridian folks Nigel Blake, his son Terence, and the group of folks who volunteered a Sunday to come and get a run in shed started. Many hands truly do make light work. It was a fun day and a lot got done.
I recently took in a very sad mule whom I have named Sweet William.. A wonderful friend of SYALER bailed him out from a sale barn. He was emaciated when pulled, but he has a huge, and thankfully strong and healthy heart, and is a real sweet heart. I am totally in love with this thirty year old guy. He is eating a lot as I try to put weight on him. His teeth have worn down to nubbins so he can’t properly chew hay so he gets four meals of soaked hay stretcher, MVP, and Equine Senior a day. We are going through feed like crazy, but it will be so gratifying to see him put some weight on his bony frame.
We have had a few adoptions recently, which is always nice. I love when I can help enable a “love match”. I sent a mule off to a new home with two very dear friends of mine today, which is a double treat. These friends have taught me a lot about mules and their care from a time before I was involved in rescuing these magnificent animals. I wish Johnny and Kris all the best with their new mule.
Huge thanks and heaps of gratitude to all of you who continue to support us. I love the letters and emails and phone calls from those of you who share your long ear experiences.
President & Shelter Manager