Continued from Foggy: Story of a bull part 1
Foggy grew up to be a huge, beautiful red Limousin bull. He turned into a fine herd bull, well, that is for his first breeding season. As he matured his disposition deteriorated. It started innocent enough; at feeding time he would holler and act like he was excited about eating. Then after feed was dumped he would calm down and could be handled easily. As time went on he became somewhat of a “watchdog”. This part didn’t really surprise us because his mother was one who did not like anything strange in her area, especially dogs! She had drug her handler quite a few times when he didn’t realize a dog had come near her. So Foggy’s “watchdog” attitude did not bother us at first and we certainly were not surprised by it. When he started coming towards the fence and hollering anytime we were outside, we decided we needed to be very cautious around him. He never offered to come through the fence, but we were not sure just how far he’d go.
It was during this time that one of the other cows, Cloudy, went into labor. I had watched her for a while but didn’t feel she was making the progress she should be. I started to get concerned so I called Dr. Garner, of Tri-County Veterinary Hospital, who has been our vet for over 30 years. I also called my husband and told him what was going on; he said that I needed to take the shotgun out into the pasture with me and if Foggy came too close just shoot up in the air; no problem, I can handle that. Dr Garner and I caught Cloudy and tied her to a post in the barn, sure enough, it’s not long and here came Foggy! I tried to scare him off but he just wouldn’t budge, I tried shooing him away, throwing dirt at him but nothing helped. I decide I had to use my last resort; I shot the gun up in the air. It was loud, I mean really loud, but it didn’t faze even him one bit! So by this time I am scared to death, I tell Dr. Garner “I’m sorry, Dr. Garner, you’re on your own!”, as I’m climbing up on the top of the hay! You have to know Dr Garner; he is the kindest, most even tempered person you will ever meet. He just kept working on Cloudy to deliver her baby and at the same time he was throwing buckets, or whatever else he could get his hands on to keep the Foggy away. My Husband and his brother finally arrive to find me still on top of the hay bales, in the barn and Dr. Garner just finishing up the delivery of a beautiful baby girl.
TO BE CONTINUED….
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