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.
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!!!