a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A True Mother's Day Adventure...

As you may recall, I have been bottle-feeding a young heifer. Hubby brought her down the hill just before all the flooding.  Today I decided to try and reunite Mom and baby girl.
Lovely, named by grandson, Jake, should be called Lively...and a few more names I can't write here.  If you notice, I am running with the bottle, luring her into the cow lot.
 Through the gate and into the world of strange critters, according to Lovely.  The bull is watching...
really watching!!
Momma knew her baby!!!
The two other calves have been nursing her down
so now she can have her baby back.
Just hanging out to make sure...
and Momma licks her!!!!
Trying to make my get away, Lovely is hot on my trail.
Marcy captured the moment after Lovely or @%$^**
had butted me right in the stomach...the bottle is my defense.
I swear this little girl lifted me off the ground.
Bucking and running,
realizing she is a bovine,
Lovely follows Mom into the herd.
Thank goodness!!!!  My stomach is still hurting!
Hope y'all's Mother's Day was as exciting.

13 comments:

Teresa aka JW said...

What a "Lovely" mother's day story.

Rudee said...

Even my crime mystery is not as exciting as your life.

Happy Mother's Day, Gail!

allhorsestuff said...

OH! I bigified that one shot of your face after the head but..oou Gail!
I am happy that she became a Bovine baby again...after taxing you! Good job with that!

YOU are Mother to many and I pray that today and all days are filled with that JOY of Mothering!
Xo
Kac

LindaG said...

I hope you're okay, Gail. Have a good afternoon! ♥

Nora said...

I'm glad Lovely is reunited with her mother after giving you one final butt. I guess that was her way of saying goodbye.

I hope you're having a good Mother's Day. I did get a nice surprise, so I was not forgotten. Hurray!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

when we had to bottle feed cows or sheep we always formed a bond and the animal would always look for us just like a dog. once we bottle fed a calf and then could not take it to the butcher when it grew because it would follow my father around.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

when we had to bottle feed cows or sheep we always formed a bond and the animal would always look for us just like a dog. once we bottle fed a calf and then could not take it to the butcher when it grew because it would follow my father around.

DesertHen said...

Cute little bugger! Glad she is back with the herd.

Hope the tummy is better?

Happy Mother's Day to you!

EmptyNester said...

Oh gosh, I hope your stomach is feeling better!

I am always so envious of your farm life! Until I remember the snake post. LOL

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Mother's Day Gail! :)

Nezzy said...

Those little boogers can sure pack a wallop can't they?

Ahhhh, Mama's of all kinds celebratin' Mother's Day. I was just watchin' the bluebirds outside my bedroom window tryin' to keep their brood fed. It's hard work bein' a Mama! Heeehehe!

God bless your day sweeite! :o)

Sue said...

Yikes! Always an adventure there at the farm...

Glad she has reintegrated, though.

=)

Pat said...

You are a mother to both humans AND cows! That was a cute story! Glad momma accepted the baby back in to the group!

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