Some wild cows are born, but most are made.   Once the old girl finds she can slip off down an arroyo, stop in a thicket or go over a fence, she will remember and try this ploy at every chance- taking her calf and soon some friends with her.  The baby calf who went the first year is soon a yearling and then a big heifer with this sneaky trait instilled in her.     English bred cows usually affords a man a little lee way for such mistakes- but the brahman influenced cow will savvy the mistakes a cowboy makes the first time she encounters it.

     A cowman is in the bankers office borrowing some money.
  “What breed of cows are you putting up?” asked the banker.
   “Well Mr. Banker, they're not really a breed, just different colors.”
   “The form wants to know what breed.”
   “Mister, I trapped a bunch of the old girls in a water lot last week.  I was leaning on the gate enjoying my good luck when a  dust devil blew my hat off and rolled it through my herd.  The black cows went under the fence, the gray ones went over, the yellow ones went through it and the red ones tried to eat my hat.  Will that fit in that space?”

      One of two things will happen with the cow here.  She will throw her head up even higher, "ring" her tail and start trotting your way, or she will snort, wheel  and leave.  Whether you hear the sound of  boards breaking, brush crashing or wire squealing, you can bet she's going back to the “Girls Gone Wild”.

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"Girls Gone Wild"
9"W -12"T -4D"
edition of 50
$1775.00

 

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