Crazy Cows & Bows & Arrows!



Funny Cow_2I’m here to tell ya…  I’m not really a very good COWGIRL…LOL!

I was almost home from church today when I spotted the trouble…                    It came in the form of an escaped calf…  Usually, this is not too hard to handle.  You just chase it a bit and it hops back through the fence.  However, I was in my dress and that’s not the best attire to chase a calf — so I did what I call “Car herding.”

I drove the car alongside the little guy and “hollered” for him to go back inside the fence.  Even with my “fancy” driving skills and my “cowgirl” cow calls, he was not persuaded to go back inside the pasture.

Finally, I resorted to chasing him on foot…umm yes — in my Sunday dress….I’m sure I was quite a sight!  But the calf was not impressed…As a last resort I  left the gate open to my backyard and he wandered into my trap!  YEEEEHAAAA!   I’m a cowgirl after all! - or so I thought.

That’s when I noticed an imposter in our pasture!  Hey!  That’s not our cow!  How in the world did it get in the pasture and the calf get out?  The cow informed me – in a very loud voice – it wanted to go back home.  I realized it was our neighbor’s cow, so I drove down to their house to give them the message — their phone wasn’t working for some reason.

bowhunterNo trespassing!  Bow & Arrow Watchman!  As I pulled in their yard I did a double take… A few feet away was a guy with a compound bow – arrow drawn…. uhhhhhh….. I come in peace…

They recognized me and he put the bow down.  WHEW!  I’m glad he had a steady hand!  It almost made me forget the cows entirely and peel out at top speed down the road.  But there was a message to deliver…  (I won’t be going over there unannounced at night — for sure!)

A little while later after quite a bit of chasing the imposter around the pasture, the invading cow was captured.  WHEW!

It turns out the culprit of this action packed story was a loose fence.  I’m obliged to agree with the saying today that “Good fences make good neighbors!”

Whew!  Yee Haw!!!

Isaiah 1:3

The ox knows its master, the donkey its owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.”


About Kimberly Guthrie

Kimberly Guthrie loves adventures in the outdoors. National Park Ranger, Outdoor instructor, curriculum writer, teacher and guide at Mount St. Helens’ Seven Wonders Museum are some of her life adventures. Kim continues to write and teach about the outdoors. Currently, she serves as outdoor education consultant for Allaso Ranch near Hawkins, Texas. Kim holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from University of Central Arkansas and a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University.
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2 Responses to Crazy Cows & Bows & Arrows!

  1. Tommy Gulthrie says:

    Great story daughter!

    • kimgjones says:

      Thanks Dad! I think I might have picked up on how to tell a story from someone who used to tell us the story of a little monkey names Wheejy! Love you!

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