Using the Cow Dog As ‘Bait’ [PHOTOS]

I could swear this dog is giving me raspberries.

I could swear this dog is giving me raspberries.

The calves are curious at this age. When Rowdy comes out in the pasture with me they just have to get a closer look at him.

It was such a beautiful evening I decided to grab my camera when we went out to feed. While the Momma’s were busy eating it was the perfect time to use Rowdy as bait. Continue reading

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Getting Kicked in the Head

2013-12-03 17.35.35What is with this dog? I realize that heelers are bred to do just that, heel cattle…chase them up the alley and into the tub but how many times does this dog have to get kicked in the head before he figures out it really isn’t that much fun to nip the heels of those cows.

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What The Heck Did The Dog Drag Up?

A Rare Sight Lately

A Rare Sight Lately

OK, it’s sad but yes, things die on a farm.  Do we call the “renderer” (or as David calls it the used cattle dealer) when things happen? Not usually.  They are hauled off way out in the pasture somewhere north of the house.  I have told David to never ever take me to that place.  I don’t want to see it.  I know what happens there.  It’s the circle of life.  Things die. I’m okay with that I just don’t want to “see it”.  Continue reading

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Having A Good Cow Dog On A Cattle Ranch Is Essential



Yes, having a good cow dog is essential when running a successful cattle operation.  They can help push the cattle down the chute;  help to bring them in from the pasture; herd them to where you want them.  Rowdy is a blue heeler/red heeler mix.  Heelers are great cattle dogs! Rowdy is not that dog.  He wants to be but, alas, he is not.  Bless his heart.  Continue reading

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