But things have not been boring. This morning I was enjoying a leisurely coffee and then took the dogs out for their walk. We have my son's dog for a couple months while he is away and Guinness is enjoying the company.
|Guinness loves his Ripley.|
|put the kettle on, we've come for tea|
I quickly ran the dogs back into the house and told Ed They're back!
Ed didn't get the number the last time this happened so I sent a quick text to Julia. She said she would contact them.
In the meantime the cattle were making their way around the back of the barn, panicking the horses. The little white one discovered the garden jackpot!
I ran into the barn and grabbed a bucket, threw in some oats and went out rattling the oats. The bigger one (a bull) was very interested and came right up.
Now to be honest, I don't have a sweet clue about cattle but figured that hungry herd animals are the same. I started walking and they began to follow. The white one was quite a bit shyer.
|follow the oats.|
My plan was that if the bull became aggressive I was going to throw the bucket and get the hell away. But other then being a bit rude he followed right along. I led them across the street and put them back in their field. I couldn't see where they had gotten out. The gate was a single strand so I think they might have just gone under.
The young owner and him mom came along a few minutes later. I told him that I gave them oats to get them back and I hoped that was okay. He said it was fine. I then offered him some electric rope that I had. It had been given to me but I thought that it was a good use if it kept the little wanderers at home.
I came back to check on the horses. Carmen was much more relaxed but Irish was still on high alert and kept circling her.
|Are they gone? Are you sure?|
|this was taken about 15 minutes later. Still on high alert.|
It took him until the afternoon before he would go into the bottom field. I was able to give the dogs their walk.
|Guinness quite intrigued following their scent|
And yes, I now have their phone number. :)
I'd have been worried about the bull I think! Had one bigger than my truck wondering across the road when we first moved here. Nope, not catching him 😂ReplyDelete
Yeah, me too. He's still young but I don't see this working out long term.Delete
Irish looks like a giraffe. I'm glad they moooooooved along.ReplyDelete
LOL, his favourite pose!Delete
Omgosh Irish looks so handsome all puffed up tho!!ReplyDelete
I know, right? He thinks he's in charge. Come to think of it......Delete
It seems to me, cows get out a lot more than horses. I wonder if it’s because owners have a more laid back containment system. If horses get out, they’re gone. Nice to know grain is the universal language. 😂ReplyDelete
I think they care less about getting zapped by the electric. Food works for everyone. :DDelete
I don’t know if I’d be so calm or brave around a bull but as long as he was hungry I guess you were ok. I don’t know what city people do for amusement but I’m pretty sure herding cows back home isn’t on the list! We had the same thing happen a while back. The neighbors whole herd escaped into the hay field behind my daughters house at dusk so she and her boyfriend went out and herded them back home. Seems the neighbors fed from the back of a pick up and left their gate open. Hence the escape.ReplyDelete
Irish does look very studly!
I did have a plan of throwing the grain and running off.Delete
Well done! Hopefully they get their fences fixed up! Reminds me of the time I had a lesson at ECs and all hell broke loose with the horses- turned out the were about 4 alpacas loose from somewhere in the neighbourhood running around!ReplyDelete
I actually think that they might be gone! Wonder if I'll get my rope back, lol?Delete
A herd of alpacas running around would cause Irish to have a stroke I think.
My neighbor's cows and bulls come over here too. They walk right through the barbed wire fences, I have seen them. They eat some of my weeds, then go to a field below. If it's hot they lie down under the many juniper trees there. They know their way home and always go home for dinner and water. That's a gorgeous picture of Irish. He's a truly magnificent looking horse.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't mind but I suspect they would eat our garden and I worry about the horses.Delete
Irish looks very "stallion of the cimmaron" hehehe.ReplyDelete