Merlin is Butterup’s best friend and sometimes arch enemy. I suppose you might say the two get along like brothers.
I found Merlin at an auction in Front Royal, Va., where he was enormously overweight, foundered and had long, curling up hooves. I suppose it was love at first sight.
Merlin is a real treasure! He is very sweet and incredibly cute, though I think he missed his calling as a lap dog. He lives in a small pasture with Buttercup but when I bring him into the barn for grooming or to have his hooves trimmed or whatever, it is quite a chore to get him out of the barn again! He loves attention!
You can read more about these two wonderful mules under "Saving Horses"