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.