Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lucy brings home a cow with a bad toupee

Several rides ago, Lucy and I happened upon a recently deceased cow.
We returned to the scene over the weekend, hoping that the skull would still be there,
(and that it wouldn't be too ripe) so that we could bring it home.

 


The cow with the bad toupee will remain in the garden until the sun bleaches it white.



I'm surprised Johnny was willing to get so close.
It smells like steak, but not in a good way.










17 comments:

  1. Do the ranchers notice when one of these cattle disappear?

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    1. Maybe not immediately, but they definitely notice when it's time to gather them to be sold.

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  2. I'm so glad that you didn't drag that whole skeleton. Lucy just plan rocks! She's the best.

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  3. If Elvis was a cow...just sayin'.

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  4. Very cool! Was the whole thing there? I am sure you'll go back for it. I remember those legs taking forever to unripen on the fence :-)
    Ethel

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    1. All that was missing was the guts...thank goodness. I've hidden the really good parts, like the jaw and teeth, up in the tree so they'll be there for our next pick-up. Wouldn't want some coyote to steal them.

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    2. An American in Tokyo3/15/16, 7:58 PM

      You actually hid the really good parts up in a tree!! lol

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  5. Lucy is such a good girl. Cool find.

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  6. Will you ever want to use that cantle bag again?!? Certainly not for any picnics!

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  7. Johnny: Just hoping it was a stinkin' chicken, heh, heh.

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  8. Northern AB gal3/15/16, 10:58 AM

    I'm sure "the girls" could make fast work of that toupee, lol. You need to get the rest of the bones so that you have enough material for another piece of art when Ethel comes to visit again.

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  9. Nature is so.....real. Aunt Jean

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  10. An American in Tokyo3/15/16, 7:59 PM

    I see you have a bone box in your yard! How clever!
    What do you do when it rains? Leave the bones out for Mother Nature to "wash"??

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    1. I can't seem to grow vegetables in the box, so I might as well use it to dry out the bones and let Mother Nature wash them.

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    2. An American in Tokyo3/16/16, 8:57 PM

      Sounds like a good use for the box! ;)

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  11. Oh gawd...... That's just wrong. You're gonna have some pretty upset zombie cows coming after you to get their body parts back when the zombie apocalypse comes.... just sayin'

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  12. My first thought was the hens finishing the cleaning too, they'd probably make short work of the hair.
    I've seen some very pretty painted skulls, mostly in the southwestern style. A neighbour with a fenceline adjacent to the highway has a 1 mile stretch of posts decorated with various (unpainted) skulls - it's quite a sight to see the first time, & then it's just quirky fun.

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