Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Escape Artist

Itty Bitty has decided she doesn't want to stay in the pasture.  The husband found her in the neighbor's field this morning.  Then watched her walk down the fence line, down the dirt road in front of our house and up the drive!

He was able to get her back in the gate without too much trouble.  But then she was UPSET cause all the other cows were on the other side of the place and there is a cross fence in the way.  The husband had to use an empty feed bucket and open the cross fence up to get her across.  He said she took off like a rocket to the other cows.

This evening when I got home, guess who was standing by the yard fence!  Itty Bitty!  I had a harder time gettin' her back in the pasture gate.  After about 15 minutes, openin' a bag of feed, muddin' up a pair of dress shoes and a nice chase, I managed to get her contained.  I'm just glad she doesn't run fast!

I took this picture of her on Sunday evening.  That is the newest baby she's standing next to.  I don't think she's grown an inch!

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14 comments:

Sydney said...

Holy, shes hardly bigger than that cute little brindly looking calf there. How old is itty now?

Dee said...

Obviously, this is a dog in a cow's body. So...forget all you know. Put her in the yard with Diesel. Train her fetch. All is good. ;)

fernvalley01 said...

Lucky she is cute ! I am not a fan of fence crawlers ,but I guess she isn't going far

Tatersmama said...

Haha... Dee said what I was gonna say!
Put a collar on her and put her with the dogs.
Maybe even a doggy bed that she can rip up and strew around the yard?

The Wife said...

LOL! I told the husband we needed to put a cattle guard in at the gate and just let her roam. He said Diesel would run her thru the fence. But I think she'd be okay.

Itty will be a year old the end of April!

Reddunappy said...

Itty bitty will be smaller than the new calves in a month LOL, I dont remember if she is a first calf or not?,it will be interesting to see what mama throughs this year, she doesnt look dwarfish, but she is cute!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

She is a cutey! --- She doesn't look it but she is acting like those terrible 2's --- our horse Smoke was a naughty one going under the fence until someone saw him then he was back under where he belonged!

Goodwife said...

I can't believe she is so tiny! That's just crazy!

lisa said...

The trials and tribulations of owning cattle;) They sure are cuties though!

Snappy Di said...

Animals it seems are always trying to escape. Makes you wonder what they are trying to tell us. Hmmm... LOL

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

You have the prettiest cows!

Faithful said...

the grass is always greener... and to a "little bit" that can squeeze thru the fence, it seems easy to git there. My calves used to get into the yard, play and have fun, and even nap next to the hay stack..(kinda like a creep feeder) then squeeze on in back to the cows when they were ready to!

Spruce Hill said...

Wow she is still tiny! Sounds like she is having fun escaping!

Reddirt Woman said...

Hmmm is there some sort of calf cam that you can strap on her head and learn how she's getting out? She is such a little darlin' I'd hate to see anything happen to her on her ramblings about... Hopefully she has a guardian angel looking out for her.

Helen