Have you ever come across a person and thought, "That guy should not own an animal." I've had that thought recently. It began Thursday evening. As I pulled up to the mail box, I saw a big black bull in the ditch by the neighbor's pasture. At first I thought it was the neighbor's bull but I had just passed his son. Surely, the son would have stopped and put him in if it had been their bull. So I proceeded up my drive to the house.
After I changed my clothes, I went out to feed. I saw a truck parked at the end of our place and a guy pushing the bull up my fence line. I'm puzzled as to where the guy is takin' the bull since there is no cattle around the side or back of our place. The guy is hollerin' and makin' a scene as he walks behind the bull. My thoughts are, he is going to push that bull right over into my pasture. So I pen all my cattle up to feed them. All I need is that bull jumping the fence and gettin over here. It would not be good if he bred our registered heifers!
I go about my feedin' and notice the guy walking back down the fence line to his truck sans bull. Hmmm, wonder where the bull went? The husband calls to check on things and I begin tellin' him the story. I'm standing outside the barn and notice headlights on the next road over. The guy is on a 4 wheeler now, chasing the bull back towards our fence line! So I get off the phone and close our cattle back up in the trap. I watch the headlights and listen to him yellin' and gasin' the 4 wheeler. I eventually lose sight of him way in the back. Then, all of a sudden, I hear two gun shots. Holy crap, did he shoot the bull? After that, I didn't hear anything else. I let our cattle out.
Yesterday, the husband was home sick with the flu. He hears a commotion outside. He gets up and sees this ya-hoo in our drive with that dang bull. The husband goes outside to see what the heck is goin' on. The guy says he got the bull in last night but DIDN'T FIX THE FENCE! So the bull got out again. No kindin'? Geez! The guy asks if he can pen the bull on our place. The husband tells him that would be fine. Asked the guy if he had a trailer to come get him once he's penned. Ahh, no. But he thought he could borrow one. So the husband tries to sook the bull in with cubes. No sookin' goin' on here. I guess after your chased on foot, chased by 4 wheeler and shot at, you don't care to follow cubes! The guy told the husband he would go around him and chase the bull up into the pens. The husband told him NO, just stay back. But then the bull went up to the pen where our bulls are and wanted to fight. There was no penning this guy with just the sickly husband and an idiot. The husband told the guy to push him back out our drive and close our gate! The husband watched the guy push the bull back down our fence line with his rifle over his shoulder!
I went out to feed yesterday evening. All the cattle were in the back pasture along the fence. That stupid bull was STILL OUT! I called the cattle up and penned them again. I swear.
I left our cattle penned last night and this morning. Headed to the feed store this morning and don't want the flu-ridden husband to have to worry about the bull. I'll let them out once I get back so I can keep an eye on 'em.
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