I didn’t mean to be and my words very well may come true! What am I yammering about? Those cows in the last post were supposed to go to the sale barn if they got out again… at least according to what I wrote. Well, guess what? One got out, went across the road and got in another man’s pasture. She did take another ride in the trailer, but it wasn’t to the sale barn, it was right back where she came from! I’m sure at some point, I’ll be mad again when I catch her where she’s not supposed to be and I’ll actually load her and haul her off! But, for now… she’s home and the other moved one was exactly where I left her. We shall see what the morning brings! Wish me luck!
For several weeks, two cows have been getting out of the fence at the hubby’s parent’s place. We’ve worked on the fence, we’ve hired work on the fence and late yesterday afternoon, I decided I was done! I drove up to find they had escaped again! After getting them back in the pasture and into the corral, I calmed down and decided they were going on a trip. This morning, I asked my neighbor to help me load them into the trailer and off they rode to a different location. If they get out of their new home, the sale barn looks like their next destination! Would somebody tell me why, oh why I like the beasts?!?!?
The neighbors mentioned more than once here lately also have ducks, geese, guineas, a peacock, chickens, cattle and the already mentioned dog, nosy equines and the escape artist pig. It was an overcast day when I photographed Butch and this duck. Not the best time to play with your camera, but I liked the outcome all the same.
I love God’s creatures, can you tell?
Poor Butch chased one too many cars and had to have his leg amputated. Don’t feel too sorry for him, he’s still chasing cars and runs just as fast as he ever did. His owner tells me he was quite depressed at first, but has since decided that game was fun and evidently forgot about the pain and loss of limb. His family also owns the horse and donkeys that I photographed and shared in an earlier post. And… come to find out, the “Traveling Pig” was theirs too. They only had her a week when she decided to escape her pen. She did return home the same evening I saw her traveling about.
I met a pig on the road today. She was a little bit friendly and a whole lot muddy! I have no idea where she came from or where she was going… she didn’t divulge that information. The last time I saw her, she was headed north through our woods. I hope she finds her way home.
She was much better this morning, but still a bit timid about coming out of the pen. I left the door open until late this afternoon and upon returning to give her another shot of penicillin, she was still in the pen, but did come out to greet me. She’s closed up tightly for the night and I’m thinking until we can determine what exactly happened to her (and you all know that is very unlikely… after all, how many dogs do you know that can talk?), she will be locked up for her own safety at night.
So, there you have it… she’s better and now you’ve also learned I’m a bit goofy when I post late at night!
Just two short days ago, Bandit looked like this.
Today, this is her demeanor.
Unfortunately, Bandit was attacked by unknown critter(s), but more than likely it was a coyote. She lives at the homeplace and I knew something was wrong when she didn’t run to greet me this afternoon. She is very sore with puncture wounds on her neck, shoulder, both back legs and underneath one leg. I carried her to the vet’s office where we shaved and cleaned her wounds. After a shot of penicillin, home we came. I put her in the old chicken pen at the farm to keep her safe for now. I don’t know what I will do after she’s healed. I sure do not want her to be attacked again. Maybe I can find a good home for her, we already have too many dogs here at the house.
It’s been a long time since the fields were this muddy. Spotting the kildeer was a bonus!
And… there’s nothing more soothing than the sound of water rushing over the rocks and down the creek. The nasty weather broke today and I managed to get out and about to take a few photos. The sun and a camera adventure does a body good after being stuck indoors for so many days.