1) One who tends cattle or horses; especially: a usually mounted cattle-ranch hand
2) A rodeo performer
3) One having qualities (as recklessness, aggressiveness, or independence) popularly associated with cowboys as a: a reckless driver b: a business or buisnessperson operating in an uncontrolled or unregulated manner
Second, I check myself. Hum, yes, I tend cattle, not mounted unless you count a tractor/pickup as a mount, but I tend them none the less.
So, I decided today that I am a cowboy(girl). Why you ask..... Here's why
Oreo is the biggest snoop looking for treats!
After visiting Doc, dumping #76 back out, visiting the bovine (I take care of the bovine during the week and Mr. H doesn't get to look at how great they are very often so we just stood and watched them a while), and checking hay, we headed home. It was pushing noon and we had not taken time for breakfast and were getting hungry!
Got home and noticed that my Spotsy Love was missing, he had been with the girls when we left this morning but wasn't now. I got concerned and decided to go look for him.
A little history; I had stupidly let him get drug down a little with worms (I'm guessing) so earlier in the week I had vaccinated and wormed him and brought him to the home from the lease so I could watch him closer and feed him extra.... He was looking better but still not 100% so he was already pretty low on energy and this deal zapped him even more. 😟
Mr. H brought what I needed along with the tractor and we put the halter rope on the dude and pulled him out, woo, I did not sink or lose any boots this time. Unfortunately, he was cold and stiff and a bit dehydrated and would not get up. 😟 We managed, with the help of the tractor, to get him pulled up off the mud and into the grass. I called my great friend and mentor Trish and told her the deal and asked her advice and then got to work getting him up and going.... Her advice was cover him with blankets to get him started warming up, IV him with really warm lactating ringers, give him a shot of B12, and get him on his feet as quickly as possible. Then, get him into a dry, warm area.
I got him in the shed, covered him back up with his blanket, gave him some feed and water and a nice pile of hay and left him to shower and find some grub. It is now 2:30 pm and we are cold and starving!
- Kudos to my amazing husband for helping and being the muscle I needed!
- It is now 6:30 pm and I just checked Spotsy and he is standing in the hay, dried off, no longer shivering, and chewing his cud.