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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Cows On The Block

John went to the cattle auction yesterday and bought two cows. One is a part holstein I named Emily and one is solid black and named Meany. Meany lives up to her name. I have never felt afraid of a cow or a bull. I walk among them all time. Meany made a believer out of me yesterday. John came by to get me to go with he and his daughter to take the cows to their new home. They unloaded them in the pens and John's daughter left in a huff. She said the trailer is a death trap. One cow was trying to kill the other and they were so wild the trailer was fish tailing. So while John was making sure they had water and feed and closing gates etc. I was standing by a gate peering in at the new girls. Meany took off running toward me and when she realized there was a gate between me and her she threw on her brakes and snorted at me. I stepped back in surprise. Emily started eating but Meany was searching for a way out. We left to come home because it was soooo hot. We will go out in a while to let them out of the pens to get located on their new home. Won't surprise me if Meany hasn't already broke out. We will have to try to drive them in the direction of the herd so they will be inclined to want to stay.

20 comments:

garnett109 said...

yikes, that is some tough meat

Ora said...

I don't do well among farm type animals...but Meany sounds like one I would definitely detour around LOLOL...hope he hasn't broken out and hurt anyone...but I do believe he/she??? is going to make life a bit more exciting around your way...LOL...take care now...hugs...Ora

sober white women said...

Meany sounds mean! Maybe she will settle in once she gets with the rest of the herd? LOL
Kelli

madcobug said...

I hope meany settles down soon. Makes you wonder if she was taken away for a calf. Glad that you didn't get hurt.Helen

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Maybe the trailer put her in a bad mood.....hope she settles down soon....

Enjoy.....LindaMay

Fernan said...

I wouldn't hesitate a moment. I'd cut my losses and save my health a mean critter like that can break so many bones at at our ages we may not have enough time left for to heal before meet anybody named Peter.
I'd be Adios Moo Amigo Meany!

jack69 said...

I hope he got a cow called Meany at a good price. LOL The name surely means something! Hope she settles down and becomes a meek as a lamb. What did I hear? NOT LIKELY!! WHY DO YOU THINK MY NAME IS MEANY!!!! YIKES!!!!
Hope all turns out well, but it made a good story! I would say, there will be more to come.
Good Texas stuff.
jack & Sherry

Tabby said...

Geesh can you return Meany for your money back and get a nicer cow?

Missie said...

I've personally never been around a mean cow! LOL

I guess they can be grumpy too.

Have a good night.

Jimmy's Journal said...

As A kid, I made the mistake of cutting across a pasture as a shortcut home from fishing. The herd (all cows) saw me and began running towards me.

I hightailed it, thinking they wanted to kill me but as it turns out, they thought I was bringing hay.

Jimmy

Gerry said...

This reminds me of my Grandpa King's mean black cow with a crumpled horn. Everytime she saw us kids she chased us wanting to hook us, in the pasture, in the corral--she just hated kids. I was always having to keep my eye out for that cow. I wondered if some kid tortured her in days past or if she just naturally had a mean disposition like some of my aunts! Ha. So watch out for Meany, she might mean business. Gerry

Joyce said...

Cows are bigger than me (well, most of them) so I have a healthy respect and keep my distance when anywhere near them. I can just see you jumping back. I would have taken off and found shelter. lol.
Hugs, Joyce

Sheila said...

Had a duck once that liked to attack. May have been the red converse shoes I wore that set him off. Take care, Sheila

It's Just Katie! said...

A cows face (mainly their eyes) are one of my favorite things. Their such sweet animals. Take care and enjoy,
Katie

Kath said...

Good grief Paula I am terrified of cows at the best of times.Could I borrow it and send it to deal with my Hacker lol!!Hope it soon settles in,stay clear until he or she does so.Take Care God bless Kath "Happy Mothers Day" to you for Sunday xx

Shirl 72 said...

I feel like Meany didn't want to move from
where she was living. She probably was
comfortable and knew everybody and didn't
want to make new friends. I hope she will like her new home.

Shirl

baldy said...

MEANY WOULD PROBABLY PRODUCE FINE HAMBURGER MEAT. sam

Fernan said...

We've but one bull go mad. He had Bro' down trapped in the front of the stoke trailer. I was a damnable situation good I was there. My best option was running all the way around either end the rigs length and open the front side door of the front compartment. I never knew before that day how far I was from it nor how so very long it took to get there. I yelled at Bro' to crawl out of there while ready with a club I had picked up somewhere along the way to beat the bull back before he'd made that side door opening bigger. It might have been that very day the bull was shipped to one of four livestock exchanges within 50 miles around the homestead. Whew!

Jennifer said...

You be careful around that Meany, Paula. Hopefully, she settles down after she gets used to her new home.

Lisa said...

Hope Meany settles down once she gets used to her new home. Our watusi charge the fence at anyone they don't know - it's scary to see a big animal like that charging towards you. I would steer clear of her for a little while Paula. Emily is a sweet name.