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. :)