Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Who's afraid of the big bad bull?

Smooch and I were heading home with a load of firewood on Saturday when we met up with Big O and his herd. I hadn't seen Big O in awhile, so we stopped to chat and grab a few pictures.


I stood there admiring Big O's magnificence, trying to recall what my neighbor had told me about Big O's retirement as herd sire. Did she really tell me he'd been castrated and another bull had taken his place? As I was trying to piece together that conversation, I saw something move out of the corner of my eye.


Well, hello there, big black cow. I don't remember
seeing you before. Are you new in town?


My, you are awfully large - I can see that from here.
No need to come any closer...Mr. Bull.


Seriously, Mr. Bull, please don't come any closer.


We come in peace...we're vegetarians!
Not really, but I was running out of things to say.



Smooch! Open my door! This guy means business!


Mom, I've got my hands full over here. They've got us surrounded!


I realize we haven't been properly introduced, Mr. Bull,
but was it really necessary to chase me around the truck?
I was just being neighborly.


Apology accepted. Ta ta for now.

25 comments:

  1. Seriously Carson, some great pictures, but putting your life on the line with this "Mr. Attitude" chasing you around the truck!?!?! I broke out in a cold sweat just looking at each picture as he insisted on following you, and ooooh my goodness, poor Smooch and the sight to behold out her window! Whew!

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  2. Nice neighbours! I donot think I have had enough coffee yet, but as I was reading I had a thought that those horns of Mr. O's would look really nice hanging over the stove or fireplace at PW's lodge :-)
    signed
    Theresa in ALberta

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  3. Is that a load of wood you are hauling? No wonder BigO, Big Black Bull and company wanted to check you out? They had never seen that before....

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  4. Goodness, cattle always look so docile, but obviously they aren't. Looks like the neighbor has gotten into Black Angus. Glad you and Smooch (and the truck) got out w/o injury.

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  5. Wow! That was cool! Got my heart pumping early this morning!! Whew!

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  6. Big black bull is very impressive. Glad you were faster than he was. I think I like Mr. O better he seemed friendlier, horns and all.

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  7. ROFL "We're vegetarians" LOL!!!

    Smooch seemed to have her side of the truck under control...

    I had a close encounter of the bull kind myself the other day (I had actually been lamenting that nothing all that exciting happens over here compared to your blog! LOL careful what you wish for).

    Frankly I've always been a little nervous that cows hold a grudge... You know, since I'm not a vegetarian. :D

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  8. Yikes! I was loving the first one. He's beautiful!!! But yeah, the second one wanted to get a tad too friendly I'm thinking...
    So pretty there! Love the snow!

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  9. Oh, my! What BIG neighbors you have! And, yes, tell us about the truck full of wood!

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  10. Big O is so handsome! I have learned that while reading your blog I no longer drink coffee. Vegetarians!!!! lol Great pics.

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  11. Very cute Linda. I felt like I was there with you living the moment.

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  12. be sure to carry BIG BULL treats in your car so you have something to barter for your life!

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  13. I've seen some bulls on Indiana farms and they are very impressive. Strong and fearless.

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  14. That's a whole lot of attention from a very large boy- and nice load of wood you have on your truck. We went and got a couple of cords the other day- now to cut, split and stack!

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  15. My dad had a similar incident with a bull Buffalo while on a trip to Yellowstone Nat'l Park. He decided to get "up close & personal" with a baby buffalo; the baby's daddy didn't think that my daddy should be that close! It took two snowmobile riders to "rescue" my dad.......AND a park ranger to WARN my dad about buffalo and when they are about to CHARGE????
    My mom doesn't let him out of her sight when they are in the woods.

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  16. Smooch had your back all the way...
    (Oh, and feel free to use the chalked horse pic at Lyle's appt.) :)

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  17. Where's your red cape and spear?
    Next time eh!
    Best always, Sandra

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  18. Nancy in NC1/19/10, 5:29 PM

    I was treed by a bull when I was younger - i totally felt your fear... at least that's what i remember... panic, fear, wet pants...

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  19. So glad Smooch has your back! Enjoyed every minute of your saga .......viewed this morning and still smiling.

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  20. And you see...he hadn't met you before either. Now the hierarchy is established. And you ain't at the top sister.

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  21. That is one big boy!! Look at those horns!! I would have put my car in reverse, and quickly!

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  22. Big O is a handsome bull! Leave it to you to find adventure everywhere you go!

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  23. Wow both of those big guys are magnificent! Smooch looks like she did have her hands full!

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  24. lol..love this..great captures felt like I was there:)

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