Sunday, October 31, 2010

There's something missing

Here you see Sassy and Tude watching a livestock trailer take Bonnie-the-Jersey-cow away; she's heading off for a romantic tryst with a Polled Hereford bull.  She should be ready to come home next weekend.  
I really miss her.  
It reminds me of the way I felt when my kids were toddlers and my mom would take them home with her for a day.  Somehow the house just didn't feel right with them gone.
Bonnie doesn't spend a lot of time near the house, and there are days when I only see her a couple of times, briefly.  But I always know all I have to do is yell, "Sook, calf," and if she is in earshot I'll hear an answering "Mooooo", and then she'll come running full-speed toward me, her calf in hot pursuit.  I know it isn't affection for me that makes her answer my call; it's her desire for sweet feed.  But it's still nice to know I can count on her to acknowledge me.  
She's due to come in heat Thursday or Friday.  Hopefully the deed will be done by Saturday and my cow can come back where she belongs.    
By the way, the only reason Sassy and Tude are showing such interest in this event is not that they're concerned about Bonnie leaving.  It's the trailer that caught their eye; where there's a trailer, they've learned, there's liable to be a new horse they haven't met.

3 comments:

Barbara said...

Doesn't it seem that horses are the most currious animals by nature? Hope your cow comes home satisfied and bred.

Barbara
Life & Faith in Caneyhead

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It seems like Bonnie just had a calf and here it is breeding time already. Time is flying by. Tomorrow is November already and it really does look like November outside my windows today too. Sort of dreary but the sun has peeped out a few times.

Lisa said...

Sassy & Tude are on lookout for sure! I always know whats going on by the way the horses behave. I think it is so neat you love your cow so much. I know my buffalo gals pretty much come for food & treats too but it still makes me feel good. Hope she returns soon with a lil one growing!!!