Cooper the bull and his cow friends, Bonnie and Clyde, were happy. They were so, so happy.
They got to eat all the grass they wanted.
They got to wander in the woods.
They got to visit the crazy lady across the street.
They got to eat the grass in her hay field.
They got to stomp and scare her dogs.
They got to walk back and forth over the gravel where the loud machines would zip by. Mostly at night, they would watch the funny machines up close.
Because the crazy lady complained, the mean people came and pretended to try to get the three of them put into the pen. After hurting the one man’s arm, one other man said he had to find another man who could “rope” them and put them away.
That sounds scary!
But Bonnie, Clyde, and Cooper weren’t worried, no sir! Those people had tried and tried and tried to put them back, but they were still out, weren’t they?
Early one Friday morning, the crazy lady looked outside across the road. What did she see?
She saw THREE cows in the pen! Before she got really happy and a whole lot less crazy, she crossed to road to see if it was really Bonnie, Clyde, and Cooper.
You see, the last time she thought Cooper had been put away, she was surprised to see Bonnie and Clyde inside the pen instead.
So, she crossed the road to check, all the while hoping she would see her three friends inside, happily eating hay.
Hooray! It was true! Bonnie, Clyde, and Cooper were inside the pen!
Bonnie and Clyde seemed happy.
Cooper- not so much.
Cooper looked mad. 😡
He was caught. He didn’t like being caught. 😡
He glared at the smiling, not-so-crazy lady. And then he went back to eating.
The lady was sooooo relieved! 😀 She was happy that she didn’t have to wear her gun, worried about Cooper charging her. She was happy her doggies wouldn’t get chased. She was happy she didn’t have to worry that Cooper would chase her dogs and come on her porch. 😯 😮
Saturday morning, the lady and her girls went to go ride their horsies. They waved goodbye to Cooper in the pen as they drove by.
Alllllll day passed, and the lady and her girls had fun riding their horsies. It was wet and muddy because of a bad storm the day before, but it wasn’t too wet or too muddy for them to have a lot of fun.
When they finished the trail, it was time to take the horses home and check on the chickens.
Uh oh. The lady only sees two cows in the pen. Who is missing?
Do you know?
You’re right! It’s Cooper!
Cooper is missing from the pen!
Now, Cooper had gotten B-I-G from eating all the nice, green grass. The lady wondered if maybe he had been taken to the market and sold.
The lady didn’t know, but she thought she would watch out for Cooper, just in case.
The lady left and went to go eat supper with the other horsey people. When supper was over, it was time to put the chickens to bed, so the lady and her girls headed home.
What do you think she saw?
Do you know?
You’re right again! It’s Cooper!
Cooper decided he wouldn’t be put in that pen. No sir, he wasn’t having any of that!
He liked being free! He liked to be able to eat all the nice, tall, green grass!
He liked being able to go into the woods. He liked chasing the crazy lady’s dogs. He liked looking at the funny, loud machines up close.
The people came and fixed the fence. Again. They tried to catch Cooper in the morning. They tried to catch Cooper in the afternoon.
But Cooper is too smart for them! Don’t they know that Cooper comes to the pen area every night? Cooper comes to see Bonnie and Clyde; to see if they will join him.
Bonnie and Clyde seem happy. They think about joining Cooper. But so far, Bonnie and Clyde are happy having the good hay all to themselves. And there is a dry place for them, which they can huddle in when the rain is really horrible.
But not Cooper! No sir! He’ll take his chances in the woods with the sharp, loud lights from the sky, all to stay free.
And, to this day, Cooper is happily outside the pen.
Ya, really. I want to say, “Unbelievable!” or “Inconceivable!” but the reality is, I am not really surprised. The sad thing is, I really want to drop the restraining order, but I don’t feel like I can, so long as Cooper continues to get out. As long as the situation is such that I might have to actually defend myself/my family/my animals/my home, the threat that he will be crazy enough to retaliate exists.
Dude. Fix your fence so it will keep ALL the cows in. Why is that so hard?! *sigh* 😥