Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: A Unusual Day In The Life Of A Indiana Farmer

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    Posts
    22,984

    A Unusual Day In The Life Of A Indiana Farmer

    A very sweet story of successful intervention in the life of a baby calf.

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/d...?autoplay=true
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Alaska: Where the odds are good, but the goods are odd.
    Posts
    5,918
    Awwww. Definitely one of the good guys. Love these kinds of stories.
    Ask your vet about microchipping. ~ It could have saved Kuhio's life. And it cost Halo hers. Ask your vet about Polycystic kidney disease ~~ Rest in peace Willy
    Loved by Lisa

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    15,825
    Very nice! What a sweet story!

    Thank you, Liz.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,947
    Very Sweet, thanks for posting.
    Nancy



    All things work together for good to them that love God.
    (Romans 8:28)

    I've been defrosted-- Thanks, Sana

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Belmont, MA, USA
    Posts
    40,320
    Aww, fun! Thanks for posting this! This is the kind of story that need more shares than the negative ones get!
    I've Been Frosted

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,674
    Blog Entries
    1
    I don't mean to be a killjoy but the farmer is protecting his investment. Am I missing something here, or is he going to sell that calf to a slaughterhouse pretty soon? Real heartwarming, not so bloody much.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Slower Lower Delaware, USA
    Posts
    9,556
    Quote Originally Posted by mon View Post
    I don't mean to be a killjoy but the farmer is protecting his investment. Am I missing something here, or is he going to sell that calf to a slaughterhouse pretty soon? Real heartwarming, not so bloody much.
    Some of us prefer to see the positive side of an issue, rather than to drag up the potentially negative aspects. This man chose to save this baby, rather than just let it die. Whatever the future fate is for this little one, it was lucky to know caring and love by the person who saved it from a certain death. IMO - that's all that really matters.

    Thanks for posting Liz, and giving most of us a smile.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
    My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet

    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,674
    Blog Entries
    1
    Silly thing to get all happy sappy about IMHO. Which I am entitled to. Please don't bother to comment further. And you don't need to be emberassed that that weebit of decency made ya smile.

  9. #9
    It doesn't say where the calf was going to wind up. Yes, the farmer in part was protecting his investment, but he could have just as easily written off a dying calf as a weather related loss.

    He didn't.

    Puts the scare stories of PETA in perspective.

    I live in farm country. If you see lights on at a farmhouse at o-my-god it's early, it's not normally because the farmer is having a party, it's far more likely that they had to make an emergency call to the vet to take care of one of their animals.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,674
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes, I am very happy he saved the calf. My Uncle Stan is a horse and pig farmer. Uncle Sulo has cattle, horses and wheat. I get it, I do.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Slower Lower Delaware, USA
    Posts
    9,556
    Quote Originally Posted by mon View Post
    Silly thing to get all happy sappy about IMHO. Which I am entitled to. Please don't bother to comment further. And you don't need to be emberassed that that weebit of decency made ya smile.
    Who is embarrassed????? Not me. And happy/sappy - not that either. Simply saying that is refreshing to see a positive aspect, since it's usually the negative that makes headlines. And if I see fit, I'll continue to comment further and "till the cows come home".
    .
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
    My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet

    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com