Friday, October 8, 2010
An Old Cow Friend
This morning we ran across an old cow who has a story to tell or I have a story to tell about her. This old cow looked poorly so John let me out to feed the turtles while he went to the grain tank to get cubes to feed to the poor cow. The turtles were sluggish because the water was cool and the green stuff was thick on the water. Most of them didn't even get out of bed (mud). Anyway we took the cubes and John had to run several calves off so she could eat. The story about her is several years ago when she was younger she was due to have a calf but we hadn't seen her so we went out to look for her. As we drove slowly along I spotted something strange looking in the sand and hot sun. I ask John what it was. He stopped and got out to walk over and saw that it was a naked calf. Born with no hair. Wet pink from the sun and yucky. I said what are you going to do with it? Put in on your lap and take it to his daughter's house. Whoee just what I wanted to hold but I did. She tried to feed it with a bottle and put it in a shady safe place. We went to the thrift store and bought a baby bonnet and a shirt and his daughter dressed it up. She called a news station in San Antonio who was doing feature stories. They were coming out to do a story and take pictures but didn't say when. We had to be at a doctor appointment the next morning. When we got home the employees at the little store on the corner told us the news media was out looking for us so we called them back. They were going to come again but in the mean time the little calf died. Probably born too early as it didn't have any hair at all. The mama has normal calves since.