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my new cud chewing beauty queen

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by canesisters, Apr 27, 2015.

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  1. Nov 14, 2016
    canesisters

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    I intend to be there for the birth... but Eva hasn't shared her plans with me yet. ;)
     
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    I have a friend who rides her cow. But, no, I don't have any plans to ride Eva. :)
     
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    Dont know about cows, a dog temperature drops 12 hours before labor starts.
     
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    Have you alerted your boss that you might be taking a day off?
     
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    :D I've confirmed that I have PLENTY of available vaca.
    I've told him several times that my cow is due to calve in early Dec. (which gets me either a look like this :sick or this :idunno)
    I've told him several times that I don't know exactly when she might go into labor and that I might need time off with almost no warning. (which gets me a look like this :confused:)
    I've alerted the woman who covers for me in the scale that she might be getting a call or text - even as late as 30mins before shift - saying that I can't come in. (her response is usually more like :clap because she'll get out of the dump truck for a day)
    Last week I told him that I might just skip the 'buying back vaca time' thing this year and use it all up. Which would mean that I'm taking all but the last few days of Dec off. (That got me a look like :somad:ranto_O)

    Meanwhile, Eva Love is still just like 4869[1].gif and cow[1].gif
     
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    Have to ask, how did you train her to stand on her hind legs and wave. Impressive.
     
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    Lots of treats, a ladder and a ton of patience. gigglesmile[1].gif

    It's going to make milking a LOT easier too.
     
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    Larisa

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    Just tell your boss if you can not come to the cow, the cow will come to you. Perhaps he will let you go for 2 days.
     
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    Is it getting that close? Then she's getting nervous too. They can wait for a while, we've had horse, goat and cow wait until one of us is there, lay down and push. If it's night she'll yell for you to come out, the girls set up a baby monitor, and we run out to help. You will have a box ready with a roll of paper towels, latex gloves, betadine in nice to have, warm water in nice to have for her to drink, they sometimes like that, Green soap and warm, in some cases is good to have right there, not much a milk jug full is good even if you don't use it, you'll want to wash her tail and back side a bit with mild green soap and warm water, you know, for flies and such. Gloves as I mentioned, we've had the girls reach in and steer smaller animals out. A trash bag for paper towels and gloves and other disposables. You've already planned for a camera.

    She'll see you are prepared, that'll make her feel safe.
     
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    Valley ranch, you've given me quite an education. Thanks! :D

    Mary
     
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