"When you hear twin fiddles and a steel guitar,
You're listening to the sound of the American heart.
And Opry music on a Saturday night
Brings a smile to your face and a tear to your eye."
I thought it fit perfectly in cause that actually what your story did to me!! I never had a mule but the way you described your guy made me think of my old baby. He died at 40 years old (7 yrs ago) and I miss him and his personality to this day.