Sunday, August 15, 2010

Just so you'll know why I keep thinking my cow is about to calve

She's been doing this for four days.  I've seen lots of cows in labor, and this is exactly how they act.





She'll seem to have a contraction every five minutes or so for perhaps forty-five minutes, then she gets up, goes out to graze, and comes back to peacefully chew her cud.  I think she's doing it for attention!

11 comments:

small farm girl said...

Poor thing! You can tell she's uncomfortable. Have the calf already!lol

madcobug said...

She looks like she is in pain when she is doing that. I hope you don't have to call a vet. Helen

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I hope you catch the blessed event on film!

Paula said...

Do you have a calf puller? I hate when they have to use those but I know its a neccessary evil sometime. Bless Bonnie's heart.

Donna said...

Paula, I'm fairly sure she isn't really in full labor yet; she hasn't had that "water balloon" sticking out of her bottom yet, and I think that would happen, even if there are problems. We don't have a calf puller, but believe me, I'll call the vet if it looks like it's necessary.

Cliff said...

Well it's going to be over pretty soon I'm guessin.

nerves05 said...

Bless her little heart. I hope she has it soon.

FrankandMary said...

Ok, now I'll be worried about her.
I hope it happens very soon for her.
~Mary

Vicki said...

She has the lamaze breathing down, I'd be bellowing by now. I hope it's over soon for Bonnie and you and that all goes well. Vicki

Ora said...

they don't have "epidurals" for cows...bless her sweetie heart!!! Now I have never birthed a child but she sure looks miserable...but guess she knows what she is supposed to do...Mother Nature at its best!!!!! God Bless

Anonymous said...

Donna, Hoping everything is all right. Karen