After I wrote this week's Woot Woot post, I received the sad news of Southern Arkansas University's Mascot, Molly B the Mule, passing away. It's only fitting that this week's Woot Woot go out to MY FAVORITE MULE EVERY, MOLLY B and the memory our family has of her....I met her when I started college back in 2001 and since then she's been, to me, the jewel of SAU. She stayed in the pasture next to Josh's office where everyone that drove on the bypass could see her and anyone walking the farm road could meet her and feed her! She was sooo awesome and such a beautiful animal! She has been SAU's leading lady for 20 years, the longest living mule SAU has had I believe. SAU received her when she was just 6 years old so SHE LIVED TO BE 26!!
This is the BEAUTIFUL write up my coworker and great friend, Toni Walthall, wrote.
Molly B was always gentle, unless you touched her ears; she hated that, and was such a beautiful animal as she would run the end zones for those touchdowns during football season. The games won't be the same this fall without her. Here's some pictures of our glorious time w/ Molly B.... I wish I had taken more pictures of us with her.... Once I find the others I have I will be posting them.....
|this is on the fence where she was for everyone to visit and meet as they visited SAU|
|this pictures my coworker, Aaron Street, took for promotional use for the college....|
|Molly B with her amazing rider, caretaker and friend, Megan Maye|
|Aaron Street shot this promo video that is shown in regional Movie theaters as well as a TV Commercial of the Mulerider and Molly B did fantastic!|
|Molly B when we had snow a few years a go I believe...|
|Molly B at her finest, SAU Football Game in the end zone waiting for that touchdown to show everyone what she did best!|
There is a website dedicated to Molly B and the memories we have of her. You can go HERE to write your fondest memory and even upload your pictures to it!
Molly B will be forever missed and it's not goin to be the same EVER when I drive to Josh's office and don't see her there or when we take our spring and summer farm road walks we've done since we were college students at SAU and continued to do when Shelby was born and is now 3 1/2.... We love you girl and you are now in the greenest pastures and running on the streets of gold!!