I'd love to try breeding her to a Jersey bull by way of artificial insemination, but it's hard to detect the right time to breed a cow if there's no cow around that's big enough to mount her, because that's how "standing heat" is determined.
In a couple of weeks, if Cliff's brother has purchased a bull, we'll probably haul Bonnie and her calf over there to spend a few days. He's been considering buying a Shorthorn bull this time around, which wouldn't be a bad mix with a Jersey.
Meanwhile, Bonnie looks this way
and that way
and tries to jump on her calf: Oh, this is wrong on so many levels!
"My Prince Charming has to be out there somewhere! Mooooo!"
"What's wrong with my mom? She's never acted like this before."
"C'mon, Mom. Stop that!"
By tomorrow Bonnie will have forgotten all about the yearnings that torture her today. In three weeks it will happen again; hopefully when it does, she will be in the presence of her Prince Charming.