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5% Dawgs vs Cats - Blog #2:

Monday, May 20, 2013

Interesting unintentional exercise activity yesterday - wound up as part of an impromptu cattle round-up.

Neighbor brought home a new one thought to lock the gate...
WaLa - cow in the canal! emoticon

And he was happy to be there snug in the shade under the street overpass in that cool, running water.

Most of the exercise occurred before the police, firemen and SRP arrived on the scene trying to encourage the cow down the canal WITHOUT falling in ourselves. Some serious balancing, weird stretching and holding on happening there, let me tell you!

One the official guys parked all their vehicles, it was decided the firemen would encourage the cow out from under the street overpass by spraying it with the water hose. . .cow was LOVIN that - kept coming back for more without actually coming out.

Finally, a fireman tied off and entered the canal with a long rake-like tool and herded the cow out from under where we were able to lasso it. . .after a fashion.

Once the cow was 'out from under', it should have been a fairly simple task to lasso it but not the case - even when it was standing completely still! After LOTS of attempts, got two ropes on the cow and started guiding it downstream to a ramp - a very long walk with a less-than-submissive animal to control.

Last, but not least, the tug-of-war as the cow Did Not want to leave the canal. . .nor get into the trailer for transport home.
Not sure how to quantify THAT in my Tracker! emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NORWOODGIRL 5/24/2013 9:55PM

    What an adventure!

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SPARTAN40 5/22/2013 11:31AM

    That has to be the most entertaining story about exercise that I've heard in a while. Why don't you submit that to the SP folks and ask that cattle herding be added to the exercise tracker!

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WIO_ALISA 5/21/2013 8:53AM

    I can see how posting your exercise in your tracker would be a challenge. emoticon

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SKIPPYALTO 5/20/2013 10:20PM

    That's some interesting exercise! Maybe it would count as gymnastics?

Have a great day!

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VEENAS1 5/20/2013 6:54PM

    Looks like you had lots of excitement! I am glad you got some exercise out of it.

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PEPPYPATTI 5/20/2013 4:04PM

    Sounds like you got a lot of exercise! My neighbor left his gate open & his 2 bulls got out in my yard & on my back patio. It was kind of scary as I was only in a towel & I see this bull staring back not 2 feet away from me-lol!
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TKLBRIDGET 5/20/2013 3:48PM

Now that's good exercise for a good cause!

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/20/2013 1:25PM

    Best story I have read in ages! Thanks so much for sharing your fitness report : )

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SHARONSPARKLE 5/20/2013 1:20PM

    As I said before, interesting story!

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MOONGLOWSNANA 5/20/2013 12:31PM

  Never a dull moment!!!

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MOMMAPAM1 5/20/2013 12:19PM

    emoticon Sounds like it was interesting.

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