Friday, June 19, 2009

A Dairy Tale

I am busy gardening this week. My art time has been taken up with finishing projects and beginning work on a challenge piece that I can't share until it's over, so let me tell you a little story instead. It's a sad story, a true tale of woe.

I took my camera out one lovely evening to snap some photos of my roses. (I found this blackberry vine growing up through the canes of my old rambler rose. It has to go, but in the meantime, don't the 2 look pretty blooming together?)


As I wandered around the yard, I gradually came to notice a calf in the weaned field making an awful lot of noise. She was actually following me up and down the fenceline, mooing her little head off. This little calf has just been moved out of the calf barn and taken off milk, and she is NOT happy about it. Not happy at all. She wants some milk, and she wants it NOW darn it!

I wasn't paying much attention to her, but she continued to moo. I think a flock of birds caught her attention here...


Please believe me, she is not starving! There is plenty of food available in her new part of the barn, and she has free access to pasture. And yet she is suffering badly. Just ask her, LOL.

She has been mooing nonstop now for 4 days, and as of this morning, though she has lost her voice. she keeps trying to convince somebody to bring her some milk. It is the tiniest bit pitiful to hear them try to moo when they have no voice left, and yet I can't help but laugh and be grateful that the racket has finally quieted down.

Don't you feel sorry for her?

9 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Aww.. poor baby! I fear I would have been out there feeding her a bottle-lol! Animals can maniputlate me so easily, but humans not so much ;)

BumbleVee said...

yes, poor little bean.....

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh poor little calf!
She does look really well fed but give her some milk for dessert! LOL

Jennifer Rose said...

oh poor thing ;) I would need some ear plugs if I was around her all the time lol would be to tempting to feed her ;)

Bear said...

oh Judi
you mean calf mommy you! - I feel for her look at her shes just wasting away from hunger and thirst how could you be so mean ???
gggggg She is a character then I bet over time she be one of your b est but at the moment I cant help but have a giggle oh deary me I do love a DIVA!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxox

Serena said...

awwww.....the poor wee thing! I'd be like Linda and would have given into her. :)

MaryO said...

I'm afraid I would be like everyone else, I'd be tempted to feed this little girl, too. But of course, she is getting fed, just not her usual diet...tsk,tsk......tough love.

Kerry said...

Love the flowers photo and i do hope you finally fed that starving calf, he is so cute!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh I feel like getting some milk for her she is looking so sorrowful.