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(The Courier UK)   It's summer, so it's time for your annual reminder that cows with calves view dogs as threatening and will kick your ass   (thecourier.co.uk ) divider line
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2011-07-24 10:07:28 AM  
What a calf may look like:
www.thecourier.co.uk
 
2011-07-24 10:09:27 AM  
Your steak doesn't want dog.
 
2011-07-24 10:11:59 AM  
Mother animals will protect their offspring. Learn before you're taught, please.
/pick your poison.. being mauled by a bear, or being stomped by a cow.
 
2011-07-24 10:12:03 AM  
"...We also remind the Scottish walkers to continue wearing kilts whilst in the countryside, as sheep can often hear the sound of a zipper at great distance."

/so old
 
2011-07-24 10:12:44 AM  
I'm not a dog. Why would a cow kick my ass?
 
2011-07-24 10:13:47 AM  

steveGswine: Your steak doesn't want dog.


*applause*
 
2011-07-24 10:21:39 AM  
"Don't kid yourself Timmy. If a cow ever got the chance he'd eat you and everyone you care about."
 
2011-07-24 10:21:40 AM  

steveGswine: Your steak doesn't want dog.


Well played.

*golf clap*
 
2011-07-24 10:23:05 AM  

steveGswine: Your steak doesn't want dog.


This is beauty.
 
2011-07-24 10:24:25 AM  

When your dog is out and about it should never go near a cow and her calf. My dog approached a cow's calf once.

Once.

 
2011-07-24 10:27:16 AM  

skinink: When your dog is out and about it should never go near a cow and her calf. My dog approached a cow's calf once. Once.


Unless they're the same color. For some reason, black cows can't tell black labs from their black calves.
 
2011-07-24 10:29:19 AM  
So, I can't walk my dog near subby's mom?
 
2011-07-24 10:35:28 AM  
CSB time
Big family meetup at my uncle's farm, my little cousins ( 4 and 7) REALLY wanna go meet the cows, my uncle is out in the pasture. we walk up, into the paddock, and they all square up in a clump ( no calves, though) I say that the cows don't know us, so it would probably be better if we fed them from outside the (electric) fence. I've never been so freaked by domestic animals, but didn't related that. Little ones had no idea what was going on, but it was pretty clear to me that we looked like predators to the cows.
 
2011-07-24 10:42:27 AM  

MattyBlast: So, I can't walk my dog near subby's mom?


My mind, you read it.
 
2011-07-24 10:43:56 AM  
My dog got kicked by a buffalo with a calf once. She had a big swelled-up spot on her chest for a month. I think it cured her of that habit--she thought she was supposed to herd them.
 
2011-07-24 10:49:17 AM  
Unless it is my brother-in-laws dog (Australian cattle dog or blue healer, whatever you want to call them), who has been trained from birth to work with cattle. Even then, you have to be careful, but it is amazing to watch her work.

/but won't listen to anybody but him
//we are her temp owners until my BIL can find a place to live in Idaho that will accommodate her
///she can kill snakes like nobodies business as well
 
2011-07-24 11:01:24 AM  

SuperMeekrat: CSB time
Big family meetup at my uncle's farm, my little cousins ( 4 and 7) REALLY wanna go meet the cows, my uncle is out in the pasture. we walk up, into the paddock, and they all square up in a clump ( no calves, though) I say that the cows don't know us, so it would probably be better if we fed them from outside the (electric) fence. I've never been so freaked by domestic animals, but didn't related that. Little ones had no idea what was going on, but it was pretty clear to me that we looked like predators to the cows.


We ARE predators. And look like predators to all herd animals. Don't smile at them. All those teeth make them nervous.
 
2011-07-24 11:05:42 AM  

alfuso: SuperMeekrat: CSB time
Big family meetup at my uncle's farm, my little cousins ( 4 and 7) REALLY wanna go meet the cows, my uncle is out in the pasture. we walk up, into the paddock, and they all square up in a clump ( no calves, though) I say that the cows don't know us, so it would probably be better if we fed them from outside the (electric) fence. I've never been so freaked by domestic animals, but didn't related that. Little ones had no idea what was going on, but it was pretty clear to me that we looked like predators to the cows.

We ARE predators. And look like predators to all herd animals. Don't smile at them. All those teeth make them nervous.


True. At least I had the presence of mind to conclude that we were about to get cow stomped before it happened.
/Thank you evolution, for my adequate brain.
 
2011-07-24 11:19:32 AM  
Carson ain't scared!!

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2011-07-24 11:39:52 AM  
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ON NOM NOM NOM
 
2011-07-24 11:51:31 AM  
cows can get bad, but pigs will coordinate their actions.

// watch out when a group of pigs decides the fence needs to come down
 
2011-07-24 12:01:08 PM  
I raise baby calves. I steal them from the mother when they are a few hours old. Times where they are born late at night I don't get there until the morning.

I've never seen a cow do anything more than moo at me.

/bulls on the other hand will fark YOUR shiat UP
 
2011-07-24 12:02:08 PM  

Honest Bender: I'm not a dog. Why would a cow kick my ass?


Cow might be packing an Uzi.
 
2011-07-24 12:24:09 PM  
Day_Old_Dutchie
Cow might be packing an Uzi.

Obligatory (new window)
 
2011-07-24 12:30:47 PM  

mccoma: cows can get bad, but pigs will coordinate their actions.

// watch out when a group of pigs decides the fence needs to come down


Swine are devious. They are too smart for their own good. If you stare into the eyes of cattle, they have a blank, content stare. It you stare into the beady eyes of a hog, you can see them plotting against you.

They will cannibalize their young, they will dig under fences, they will attack those in the pen who are weak/sick.

When you take a bite of that ham or bacon, savor it. Enjoy the fact that certain animal no longer exists in this world, because it was probably an asshole.

/raised on a hog farm, left when I was 18
//Trying to get my own hog operation started
 
2011-07-24 12:51:49 PM  
My Dad was fishing at a farm pond, and had his chihuahua with him. The cattle were grazing, and left a sentry to watch the calves. The little chihuhua went bolting up the hill, and spooked the sentry cow, who bellowed. Pretty soon Dad's dog came tearing ass down the hill and jumped into his arms, with the entire damned herd thundering after him. They didn't come after Dad, but they did mill about the pond and ruin the whole fishing aspect of the trip, so he had to leave.

/CSB
// Dog was stalked by a hawk on a subsequent trip. Dad again had to put him in the pickup and leave.
/// Dog blew out of the boat on a Missouri River outing.
//// Dog also once blew out of the pickup and onto the highway.
// How many farking lives does that little bastard get?
 
2011-07-24 01:51:12 PM  

narcolepticjim: My Dad was fishing at a farm pond, and had his chihuahua with him. The cattle were grazing, and left a sentry to watch the calves. The little chihuhua went bolting up the hill, and spooked the sentry cow, who bellowed. Pretty soon Dad's dog came tearing ass down the hill and jumped into his arms, with the entire damned herd thundering after him. They didn't come after Dad, but they did mill about the pond and ruin the whole fishing aspect of the trip, so he had to leave.

/CSB
// Dog was stalked by a hawk on a subsequent trip. Dad again had to put him in the pickup and leave.
/// Dog blew out of the boat on a Missouri River outing.
//// Dog also once blew out of the pickup and onto the highway.
// How many farking lives does that little bastard get?

y,

Tough little farkers, those Chihuahuas.
/ getting a kick, etc. Fostering a japanese chin ( female) that takes great joy in mounting my male GSD and farking him in the ear. She's about as big as his head. Peppy, spunky little thing. Not real bright, but big heart.
 
2011-07-24 04:36:33 PM  
In other news, one of my dad's lovebirds is sitting on eggs, and is ready to peck our eyes out if we come close.

Mothers are protective. And vicious.
 
2011-07-24 05:05:57 PM  
SuperMeekrat:
/ getting a kick, etc. Fostering a japanese chin ( female) that takes great joy in mounting my male GSD and farking him in the ear. She's about as big as his head. Peppy, spunky little thing. Not real bright, but big heart.

"Yeah, you like that? Who's the boss, huh?"
 
2011-07-24 05:06:18 PM  
As my sister-in-law's horse had a filly a couple of weeks ago, I'm getting a kick out of this thread. Damn near got a kick out of the horse when I went to check on the filly, too.
 
2011-07-24 05:12:52 PM  

Burr: mccoma: cows can get bad, but pigs will coordinate their actions.

// watch out when a group of pigs decides the fence needs to come down

Swine are devious. They are too smart for their own good. If you stare into the eyes of cattle, they have a blank, content stare. It you stare into the beady eyes of a hog, you can see them plotting against you.

They will cannibalize their young, they will dig under fences, they will attack those in the pen who are weak/sick.

When you take a bite of that ham or bacon, savor it. Enjoy the fact that certain animal no longer exists in this world, because it was probably an asshole.

/raised on a hog farm, left when I was 18
//Trying to get my own hog operation started


How do you get past the smell?

/it never goes away
 
2011-07-24 06:16:09 PM  
Yeah,I don't take my donkey anywhere near cows,so I'm not too worried about my ass getting kicked.
 
2011-07-25 10:20:00 AM  
Dogs should beware of donkeys too. Donkeys don't like canines of any kind on general principle. I had a mammouth jack that would lay his ears back and chase anything smaller than him (dogs, cats, goats). It was a funny looking sight to see a donkey chasing and trying to bite a beagle that was trailing a rabbit.
 
2011-07-25 08:00:10 PM  

crowbar032: Dogs should beware of donkeys too. Donkeys don't like canines of any kind on general principle. I had a mammouth jack that would lay his ears back and chase anything smaller than him (dogs, cats, goats). It was a funny looking sight to see a donkey chasing and trying to bite a beagle that was trailing a rabbit.


It's been my experience jacks like very few things. My father-in-law has a couple of horses (three now, one had a filly a couple weeks ago) and they are dog killing mothers. If there's a dog they can get to that they don't know, it's got a really good chance of being dead in short order.
 
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