Monday, August 18, 2008

R.I.P. Boss Hog

So what happens to a bull that doesn't buck....well, this time, he becomes our evening meal. Boss Hog was quite the disappointment when it came to buckin'. He was the laziest bull I have ever seen. If he wasn't eating, he was laying down. So when it came time to make a decision about what to do with him, we decided he would be the perfect steak. So late yesterday evening, we loaded him up and took him to the packers.

I kinda felt bad. But then I remembered the prices of meat at the grocery store.....

Bye Boss Hog! I will have fond memories of you every time I eat a burger or steak or stew or ground hamburger or well you get the idea!

Now, let me tell you about Priss, Super Horse. We rebandaged her leg yesterday. Gave her shots and cleaned all her other wounds. She was a champ during the whole process. Still has her ornariness so I know she is going to be okay.

Anyways, back to Super Horse.....We pull in to the house after dropping Boss Hog off. It was late and dark. Just so happens our barn lights quit working the night Priss got hurt. So the husband parked with the truck lights shining in. I watched him go into the barn and stand, looking at Priss' stall. He had this dumbfounded look on his face and raised his hands up. I got out of the truck and yelled what is it. He said Priss is gone. WHAT?? I knew I closed her gate earlier. Cause I have been known to leave a gate open. Okay, just once, but once was enough. So I go around to her stall and see that the panel we used to close her in on the backside was busted down. How in the world did she do that? It was tied in 6 places! Luckily, we had closed the gate to the pasture before we left so she was contained in a small area behind the stalls. But when we went to catch her, she tried running from us. Doesn't she know her back tendon is severed! Hello! We managed to get her back in the stall, much to her disappointment, and reinforce the panel.

This is what we came home to, her empty stall.

I found the panel laying in the back pen. Looks like Super Horse busted it down.

Found her near the gate to the pasture with Sally, the paint. She so wanted to escape her confinement!


Train Wreck said...

Yep that's a persistent horse trying to "Train" you! Man your horses are a handful!! I bet you just wake up wondering what you will find!

Paige said...

I cannot imagine what the use is in being a "super horse" if you cannot determine for yourself where you are going to stand or not stand. Otherwise, what are the perks of being a superhorse?

After you find them, don't you have the most amazing sense of relief?

I have been there done that more times than I care to tell you, believe me!

The Wife said...

TW-Every morning is a surprise. The husband called me today and said I better go check Priss, he might not have locked her stall gate! Luckily, he had and she was still contained, sulking, but contained!

PAIGE-Thanks for visiting! I hope Priss keeps her super powers secret for awhile! She's wearin' me out. This is why I don't have children. I can hardly manage my animals.

BITR Country Girl said...

Lazy Bull + Truck/trailer + Packing plant = Extra tasty dinner! Your horses sound like a handful there girly!