Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Same Day, New Bull

No matter how hard life gets, though, it just keeps going. 
In fact, that’s what makes existence oddly beautiful.

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And that's no bull... 

I wrote the above this morning while having a rough time changing bandages and cantankerous tape that causes awful reactions to my skin. The pucking fain was just hugely distracting. I closed the laptop to rest awhile. How can two sentences be so exhausting?

Later in the day I went outside between rain squalls to sit in my rocking chair and meditate for deliverance. Suddenly a cow behind me at the farm let out this loud bellowing as if screaming for help. I leaped up to go have a look-see, she was just over my fence a few feet away laying on the ground mooing at the top of her lungs while her sides heaved.

I thought "Oh my! You're in pain too! What's wrong that you're over here caterwauling?"

Suddenly she bawled quite loudly then pushed out half a calf! While I scrambled to go get my camera, she heaved out the rest of the calf.

He was laying on the ground when I returned with big open eyes looking very confused.


Over the next 20 minutes his mother bathed him, removing the afterbirth while the little runt tried to stand up. He was shaking and tangled up with his new feet. He kept falling back down. At one point the little calf looked over at me with big round eyes.

"Hi. I'm new here."

 I made several  videos of his numerous attempts to stand. Finally I caught it on camera, his final successful attempt at standing. Later I checked the time stamp. Twenty minutes after birth he managed to stand up on all four hooves and remain upright.

Take a look:
https://youtu.be/bizpdEXxpqs



Thanks for plopping by today!

 


2 comments:

  1. So cute and so great that you were right there to catch the little miracle

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  2. I'm so glad you got to see this. So cool! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    And I sure hope you are feeling better soon!

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