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Monday, July 26, 2010

Heat Stroke Almost

It was a hot day out helping cows today. I got overheated, not heat stroke but close.

It was my own fault, chasing a bull through the brush on foot, the sneaky rotter. I never know when to quit. It was kind of like hunting Lions in Africa, quite a thrill to know something that big and dangerous is hiding in the brush. Good thing he was more scared of me than I was of him.

Treated a couple of big calves with foot rot (Here we are on C.O.W. TV) and a big cow with foot rot that out weighed my horse by 300 lbs. No pictures of her, I needed to be focused on the job not the camera.

Plus we found a dead black calf, unknown cause of death, to eaten up to figure out why. I hate when that happens.

I'll be gone for a couple of days to more cow school, well mostly grass school this time. Have fun everyone and "I'll be back" to quote the governor of California.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

I never appreciated the seriousness - and reality - of heat stroke until I heard that one of my favorite working dogs to watch had died of heat stroke while working down in Texas. It sneaks up on you when you're working hard and focused on the job, doesn't it?

Cheyenne said...

Where are you going to grass school? You should take Jim Bauer's grazing course! :)

Nicole said...

Have a safe trip and fun! Yeah sometimes you have to pay attn to what you are doing and not the camera... oh well.

Jennifer said...

That heat can sure be rough on a person sometimes!

Shirley said...

I cave in when it's hot- I had heat stroke once and ever since then I can't function too well in the heat. I'm like you- once I get started on something I can't stop till its done- only thing about getting older is that I tend to work smarter!

fernvalley01 said...

Oh dear, sorry about the calf, thats rotten ,esp when you don't know why. And you be careful in the heat!Grab some gatorade once in a while too. Enjoy your course

LindaG said...

Enjoy the school! I'd like to hear about your grass school when you get back. :)

Got to be careful in the heat. It definitely can sneak up on you without realizing it.

The Wife said...

You better be careful out there in that heat! Have fun at your school!

Linda said...

I'm sure not liking this heat either.