This is Grasshopper who lives with John's daughter and her mother. He was dumped on the road near their house and of course they took him in. I don't know why they named him Grasshopper. I'll have to ask sometime. When we go to their door we have to walk past this cage and he always jumps upon his water bucket and balances there like you see him here. He bares his tiny white teeth and snarls and barks until they come out to see what the rucus is about. I caught him in a calm moment to take this picture.
In answer to your question Johnny G. about scooping up after the cows in my last entry----well no it wouldn't be quite feasible to clean up after that many cows on that much acreage. It is only this way in the winter and will all go away soon when the grass starts to green up and the cattle will be spread over between 300 and 400 acres grazing on the green grass. As for the water the cattle aren't too particular about where they drink. Sometime they will drink muddy water in the dry creek bed instead of walking to the stock tank. John can and does add fresh water to the tank when it gets low and in the hot dry summer. Not all tanks have a well to allow this fresh water.