Canine Oblivion

Well, it’s darn near mid-August already – how did that happen?!

I’ve been looking back through photos from this spring and had to write about this little (non)incident – consider it a Throwback Tuesday, if you will.

In previous posts, I’ve discussed Moxie the ranchdog. You may recall that she considers calves – of any size and age, really – non-targets of her aggression toward bovines. Here are a few photos to illustrate that point. These were taken in early May.

Oh hey. How’s it going?

No reaction, even to bucking and kicking.

Nope. Nothing.

Still nothing.

Since my last post, we did sort cow/calf pairs into 3 bunches: replacement heifers and bulls, sale calves, and first-calf heifer pairs. As expected, there were quite a few agonizing decisions on who to keep and who to sell. But the good thing is we can change our minds and do some switcheroos if the calves change between now and shipping!

I’m also happy to report that the Montana State University Academic Quadrathlon team tied for second in the nation at the national contest in Kansas City! Pretty slick deal for little ol’ us to be able to compete with schools like Ohio State, Texas A&M, and Penn State. Congratulations to Anna, Preston, Jessie, and Ben – I’m so proud of you guys!

Classes start on August 25 – better pack a lot of summer into the next two weeks!

Yours in travel,
The Asphalt Cowgirl

“Now our windshield’s a painting that hangs in our room, It changes each mile like the radio tune” —Rodeo Moon, Chris Ledoux