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Monday, May 07 2012


I live with a troll. He is a small, nasty beast with a disagreeable character. Meet the Mule Troll.

He may look innocent, but make no mistake, this creature guards the mule as well as any troll under a bridge. 

Trace sleeps in the mule at night. In the morning, he races to greet me on the porch, and then runs to leap into the floorboard of the mule. As we drive around, the Mule Troll snaps and snarls at any dog who dares to come too close to his beloved, his Precious.   (muttering like Gollum in the swamp)

And yet, despite the fact that he is such a resource-guarding beast over food, humans, toys, and the mule, with the exception of Dillon, Trace is at the bottom of the food chain in our pack. Lily, Ranger, and Cowboy regularly grab him by the nose and throw him to the ground, thus the poor fellow constantly lives with a scrapes and scars on his face. Poor guy! To add insult to injuy, it has come to my attention that poor little Trace, with the pink nose, also gets sunburned.

 Poor baby!

So . . . like every other little kid who plays in the sun, Mr. Trace the Mule Troll must now wear Banana Boat Sunscreen for Kids (SPF 50+). It's tear-free and sting-free.  Trace has worn it for several days now and I have noticed a marked improvement in the appearance of his little nose at night.

So if you have a Mule Troll with a pink nose, I heartily recommend Banana Boat Kids sunscreen lotion!

  And . . .

 It's Very Water Resistant!

 Woooo hooooo!

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 03:25 pm   |  Permalink   |  3 Comments  |  Email
That's the stuff I use on ME! I work hard to stay this pale ;-) Go Trace Go!
Posted by Khyra and Phyll on 05/07/2012 - 08:16 PM
I think he's a cutie,and getting beat up every day by the big dogs probably does make him into a cranky troll! And if guarding the mule means HE gets to ride while everyone else has to run along beside, I think he's pretty smart! I have heard of a dog's nose being tattooed to prevent sunburn, but I think that was years past, before decent waterproof sunblock was invented.
Posted by clairesmum on 05/08/2012 - 06:53 PM
Trace IS adorabale - to humans. With dogs he is a "resource-guarder extraordinaire!" Despite the fact that he's at the bottom of the pack (well, he's above Dillon, but that's it.) Trace guards humans, water, food, and space. He has been known to snap a dominant dog in the face, and then say, "Uh oh! Ma BAD!" I think without other dominant male dogs in the pack, he would be a little monster. (But I love my little monster!)
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 05/09/2012 - 06:55 PM

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