This post was originally a Page for the Grandkids. They can now see all the posts we think they will enjoy most by clicking the “Grandkids” tag.
December 2018 to spring 2019 – Every morning Grandma fills her bucket with a special horse feed for older horses and mules and feeds these two old folks; Biscuit and Gus. They are 31 and 32 years old and have pulled Mardi Gras Floats for many years. They have also pulled carriages for weddings and other events. They have retired to our farm we hope.
They can see Grandma through the kitchen window and if she waits too long Gus will complain. You will have to ask Grandma to make Gus’ sounds for you.
Below is the article that prematurely announced their retirement from services in the Mardi Gras parades.
For the past 23 years, Wayne Dean has enjoyed the services of two faithful assistants pulling his coal wagon through downtown Mobile during the Joe Cain Procession: 29-year-old Gus, and 30-year-old Biscuit. The two mules, owned and trained by the “Mule Man” Ted Strange of Grand Bay, will make one last Joe Cain journey on Sunday. And, after tugging the emblem floats of the Knights of Revelry and the Order of Myths on Fat Tuesday, they’ll retire.AL.com – Feb 9, 2018