The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1923 Page: 61
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Did you know what makes the ani-mule? The feed and care
of course. E
What applies to good animals in general holds good for a Burro.
Though a scrubby, stubborn creature with long flapping ears and no
particularly beautiful features at all, a Burro can be made to thrive
and become a thing of beauty with the proper treatment. A Burro in 1
its different stages of development craves various and sundry types
of food and his appetite grows steadily more ravenous.
This Burro of '23 was first seen early in September by the Burro
Riders, a poor, dejected looking creature, deserted by the Burros
which had gone before, casting hungry eyes over the fence into an in-
viting field of green(backs). The Burro Riders, taking compassion
upon him, tore up a few handfuls of grass and proffered it to him. His
eyes lit up and his ears flopped appreciatively-to say nothing of the
way he responded to the invitation. Noting the possibilities of future
pleasures and the advantages of developing such an animal, the Riders
soon opened the gate and led him through the pasture, toward the
barns. Along the way he was fed the fruits of many earnest solicita-
tions, on the part of the Riders, for individual student pictures.
Upon becoming firmly established in his new home he became
a great pet demanding special attentions, such as garnishings from the
plates of the institute teachers and the lumps of sugar found in the
pockets of the visiting dignitaries. These delicacies only whetted his
appetite and the Riders had to resort to more substantial means of
feeding him. Oats, corn and costly wheat were procured from the
town merchants and upon such "ad"itions he thrived for some time
but when the supplies in the granary began to decline steadily the
Burro Riders resolved upon a plan of selling pictures of their charge
as he would soon be, in all his glory.
This plan proved to be a complete success and the barns were
more than filled for his benefit. Assured of his proper "building" ra-
tions the Riders thought they could indulge in a few more delicacies
so "Vanity" was promptly served to him. I
Much time was devoted to putting him in trim. He was curried cc
daily, guarded diligently and with these attentions our Burro grew
sleek and fat, the pride and pleasure of our town. I
amu ari m a mm I L
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