Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I Can Do the Work of Four Men

The husband sent one of your not so great buckin' yearling bulls to a neighbor. He needed a bull for his heifers and we needed one less mouth to feed. It worked out well for both of us.

Yesterday, the neighbor was to bring Bruiser back. When I got home from work, he still wasn't here. I let the dogs out and walked out to the mailbox. Of course, when I got to the end of the drive, I heard the truck and trailer heading this way. I managed to wrangle all five dogs back up the drive and into the yard by the time he was pulling off the road.

Much to my surprise, another truck followed the neighbor in. So I walk out to the load alley and waited for him to back the trailer up. Four guys get out. I head to open the gate to the alley and one runs up and says "Ma'am, let me get that gate for ya." First of all, he reeks of alcohol. I could smell him a mile away. Secondly, I don't need some man to open my gate. I nicely say no, I can handle it and open the gate.

As I'm waiting, they start asking about where Bruiser needs to go, do they need to open/close any more gates, yada, yada, yada. I tell them everything is ready, just run him off the trailer. Well, then they decide I'm not in a safe place. Not that I don't work these bulls all the time or anything. I tell them I'm fine...RUN HIM OFF THE TRAILER!

They finally realize I'm not moving and open the trailer. Bruiser runs down the alley and stops. I stand there, knowing he will go on around because Death Wish is in a pen nearby. Bruiser will run to him. The alcohol laden guy stands at the end of the alley "shushing" him. Bruiser pays him no nevermind. He finally walks away. I stand in the pen watching him when the guy says "I don't know what got into him. He was calm at our place."

Hmmm. I'd say he was calm right now. But what do I know. I closed the gate and walked out. All four guys loaded themselves up and left. Still don't know why it took four guys to bring him. I went into the barn and got a some cubes. Called Bruiser up to the fence and fed him by hand. He's a wild beast, I tell ya!

26 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Gotta love it....I'm sure you were the talk in the pickup truck!

mrscravitz said...

That is way to funny! Maybe Bruiser was upset because these guys were hauling him around after drinking! LOL

Sydney said...

That is why you never leave four men to do a one woman job.

Paige said...

Man aint that the truth Sydney!

I had a similar situation at the WalMart oil change place on Sunday--I almost blew a gasket because the man kept interrupting me to ask BS questions about the truck. Who drove it in here fool? ME. I was so pissed.

Pony Girl said...

Cute story! You are the bull whisperer! ;)

lifein3dee said...

Hilarious! It's funny how some men don't think a woman is capable of handling certain things. LOL

Reddunappy said...

You go girlfriend! LOL LOL Show them "Men how to do it"

fernvalley01 said...

Just a bunch of tanked Cowboys trying to impress a pretty girl! FAIL!! boys !

Lacey Jo said...

Sooooooo many guys underestimate the power and toughness of a true country girl. When will they ever learn?!

lisa said...

What a wild one! I had no problem with my steers either except when the neighbor guy walked in the pasture and that nice steer would go after him! I never had that problem.Hmmmmm

missy said...

pshhhhh....men!!!!!!!!
they just don't get it!!!!

Kellys said...

Yeah, like those dangerous longhorns..... :)

Reddirt Woman said...

Unfortunately Bubbas abound in this world...

City girl turned Country Girl said...

BAHAHA LOL!! First off I loved the title for this post!! Because I knew it had to be SOOO true!! Way to show them LOL!!

Gail said...

You have proven it, a good woman is better than four men!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Men, can't live with'em, can't shoot'em.

Shirley said...

Yep, there was a lot of bull in that truck; all 4 of 'em!

Paula said...

There are times you want to say, "Just shut up and get out of the way."

Foxterriermom said...

How come there's no pictures of the cowboys???

Anonymous said...

Ha! That is funny and so true. A few weeks ago I took the garbage to our local convenience center. One of the guys was going to come and unload it for me. I told him that I loaded it by myself and that I thought I could unload it too!

Cindy Wright

Christina said...

Some men need to feel their confidence by making a situation much more than it is. Women can do anything men can do and usually better....

Janice said...

I'm with Sydney and a few of the others. I would say all the bull##**#was in the the truck and not so much the trailer (No offense Bruiser I'm sure you are all boy)

Faithful said...

LOL! What most fellas don't get is that all any male really wants is to be treated with a tough,firm hand a little bit of ..sweet talk! And we wemmens can do both!

Vaquerogirl said...

Sounds like it took four of those good ol boys to find a bar- not your ranch!

Tatersmama said...

Men. That's all I'm sayin'.
All I had to do was read the title of the post, and I 'knew' what it was about. Well, maybe not 'actually about', but I sure as hell got the gist!

I agree with Cowgirl Goods..
"Men, can't live with'em, can't shoot'em."
LMAO... you ROCK girl!!

K. T. Sparks said...

Love that story! I know what makes some guys think we cant handle things!!!!! So glad you are okay, Kit!