Being that it's Wednesday, hump day...
We thought it'd be appropriate to talk about Long Ball Larry and Peggy Sue.
Long Ball Larry is 3 years old and is really very sweet for a bull. Longhorns in general are very docile and sweet cows.... He was hand raised from a baby and is used to people. We've had Larry for almost 6 months now and the parents really enjoy him. Well, except for the fact that he's kind of an escape artist and on more than one occasion the parents have bolted out the front door because they noticed Larry out on a walk about while cruising past the living room window!
So, about a month ago, mom began looking for a girlfriend for Larry and came across Peggy Sue. She's only 2 years old and considered a heifer because she's never been humped and had a baby. She's really playful and runs circles around Larry. She even runs up to the parents when they bring feed into the pasture, which scares the crap out of them because they wonder sometimes if she'll bowl them over.
Long Ball Larry and Peggy Sue are definitely in love. They do a lot of cuddling and flirting...
But the parents want a Longhorn baby so they wanna see some HUMPING!
Last week, Peggy Sue finally went into heat so momma actually took her coffee and camera out to the lovers pasture to see if she could capture the magic event. She sat out there for hours!! Instead, she observed Peggy Sue mount Long Ball Larry a bunch of times. And Larry did try to hump Peggy Sue, but momma said she didn't seem quite ready. *SIGH*...
Maybe they wanted their privacy. Although, around here we aren't shy about our humping skills. Especially Gunther, aka Sir Humps-a-Lot.
Momma is hopeful that in the 2-3 days Peggy Sue was in heat, at some point Long Ball Larry made his moves and they made a baby. Being that Peggy Sue is a Heifer, it might take a few cycles before she 'figures out what she's supposed to do'.... Momma marked on the calendar just so we could all keep track. If she doesn't go into heat again then we know there's a bun in the oven!
Keep your paws crossed everyone!
Pee Ess.... Longhorn cattle are mainly kept as 'pasture ornaments' or to help manage larger herds of cattle because they're so calm. They aren't really used for food. The parents consider all the animals on Smushie Ranch as pets. Even the chickens are pets, except their eggs, which we all enjoy.