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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Last Roundup

At least it was for one cow today. She is at the auction and will be sold Tuesday, unless of course she figures a way to escape. With her personality she may do just that. She escaped her owner's pasture and took up with John's daughter's cows several months ago. They all tried every way to get her home. Couldn't load her in a trailer, couldn't drive her the short way home. So his daughter finally just paid the man for his cow and gave her a new home since that seemed where she wanted to be. Not long after the trade it was discovered she had a very mean personality. Cows do have their own personality just like humans. Some are nice like my long time favorite cow Shelly Marie, which Jack and Sherry probably remember me posting pictures and writing about often. This cow was no Shelly Marie, she didn't even deserve a name. She was mean. John has been wanting her sold before she hurt someone. John's son decided he would take on the job of trying to get her to the auction in his trailer along with a couple of large calves that was time to be sold. John didn't even want to go to church because he was worried one of his grown kids would get hurt in this process. Shortly after lunch he got a call from each kid. Mean cow is gone, history. They said they put the two calves in the trailer first and then started backing meanie toward the trailer gate. She stepped in, the door was slammed shut and on the way to the auction without anyone being attacked or hurt. It would be interesting to learn how she behaved at the auction with all the commotion and noise and who will buy her or will she go to market and be sold for meat.

12 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

glad meanie is history.

Chatty Crone said...

I wonder if her meat will be tougher than normal?

Sharon Qualls said...

Good there were no problems getting her there. I wonder what causes animals to be so ornery - maybe they are like people, some mild and some pure nasty ...

Lori said...

I remember reading about Shelley Marie! Glad they were able to get this one loaded and shipped off without anyone being hurt.

jack69 said...

Oh yes we remember Shelly Marie. It has been an education reading your blog. We like how you can turn something into a good tale. I think it is the poet in you!
But yep, every part of the animal kingdom has it's maverick. BTW our great grand son Maverick was born this morning around 4PM. Named Maverick DAvid Darnell.

LV said...

Kinda sad. Sometimes we have to be a little mean to survive.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

For some reason I am craving a big, thick, juicy sirloin steak 'bout now!!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Sounds like she had a mind of her own. :) We've had some interesting bovine already ... oh, the stories I could tell.

Blessings~

Leilani Schuck Weatherington said...

I imagine you were all breathing a sigh of relief. A good friend here has a permanent "dent" in his leg where a cow charged him and slammed him against a fence. They can be so dangerous.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Hi Paula, long time no see! I'm back in the land of blogs again, wanted to stop by and say hello. So glad to see you are still blogging, at least occasionally! Looking forward to reading here again. Hope all has been well in your world!

Rose said...

It is good she is gone. We had one cow during all my growing up years, that I was afraid of. She just did not have good sense. Her mom was easy-going...sweet soul. Don't know how she turned out that way.

salemslot9 said...

thank God
nobody got hurt