How do you get to see your other baby brother or get invited in for coffee at the neighbors?
Last evening Chance and I wanted to go to the lake..so we did..Far Guy drove. He proceeded to lock his keys in the car. Luckily he had his cell phone in his pocket. My other baby brother ran by our house and grabbed the extra set of keys. Chance was off leash.. I didn’t grab his leash out of the car because the public landing was empty. He was entertained by splashing water and luckily no leash was needed. My other baby brother delivered the keys. We headed home happy to have been rescued. I guess I need to have another key made and put it in my camera case.
A storm came up just before dark. Lots of thunder and lightening. The phone rang. A neighbor down the way reported that one of Steve’s calves was in the road. She wanted to know if she could help..Far Guy said “Bring a rope” ..of course she just laughed. Far Guy, Chance and I went to see what was up. Steve and Jo were not home but we located them by phone.
We found the calf..Far Guy opened the gate for the little devil..and he just ran the other direction…of course. We talked to Steve on the phone some more..as we left for home (because the calf will most likely stay close to the other cattle) ..maybe..not this wiley creature..here he was in the middle of the road again.
We wrangled him with the car..he was not a bit afraid of the vehicle..if I would have had a rope we could have rustled ourselves a steer. We set up watch on the side of the road. Far Guy ran out in the rain several times to wave the flash light and holler “Get back in the fence” (Like that did any good.) We kept the calf off of the road and out of harms way. His Mama was bellering for him..the lightening and thunder was most likely scaring him..and the fence is electric..and there are weird lights and a guy hollering at the poor little thing..talk about over stimulation.
Steve and Jo came home..and when they checked the little monster who should be named “Steaks and Roasts” had jumped back in the fence with his Mama.
NOW whilst we had been sitting there along the road..Far Guy kept turning the car ignition off and on. We needed the lights to watch out for the escapee. Our battery went dead. Stranded twice in one day.
Steve found his jumper cables and we got the car started and went in for coffee and a visit.
Moral of the story: it is good to have neighbors and relatives that will help you out…us country folk have to stick together:)