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Postby Marinepits » August 19th, 2008, 11:16 am

This whole story made me laugh:

slideshow http://www.thedenverchannel.com/slidesh ... etail.html

Cow Chases Bear Off Pasture
Cow, Bear Touch Noses Before Bear Scared Off

HYGIENE, Colo. -- Cowabunga! Who needs a guard dog when you have a cow?

A bear trying to grab apples at a pasture in Hygiene was scared off Sunday by the homeowner's heifer.

Nancy Dayton said a young black bear was in her apple tree and was starting to roam the area when her black cow, Apple, confronted it and chased it off.

Dayton wasn't there, but her two tenants, Jack McDonald and Penny Cox, saw it happen. McDonald said he had heard a ruckus outside, at about 5 p.m., so he went to investigate.

"I looked inside the apple tree here and instead of seeing the cats fighting, I saw a bear," McDonald said.

"And there's the bear looking at him from the tree so he backed off and saw Apple moseying over," Dayton said.

The bear climbed down from the tree, and climbed over the fence to get a closer look at Apple. The two stared each other down for some time, McDonald said.

"When they saw each other, you thought there was going to be some kind of massive encounter -- a fight," McDonald said.

"They touched noses and I kept thinking, 'This is a bear and a cow,'" Cox said.

The two sniffed each other out, and then Apple chased the bear back up the apple tree.

"They hung out by the apple tree for a while and then the cow chased him to the fence. It was hilarious," McDonald said.

"She took off on a full run," Dayton said.

The encounter lasted about 30 minutes. Both animals were curious, not aggressive, witnesses said.

"It could have been that she was brave and chasing the bear off or it could have been that she was trying to keep up with the bear," McDonald said, laughing. "It was cute."

Dayton named the cow Apple because the black angus loves the fruit, and eats them all the time when they fall off the tree.

"She was protecting her apple tree," Dayton said.

Officers with the Division of Wildlife were called to Dayton's home, but by the time they arrived, the bear was long gone. Officers told Dayton that a big bear and her two cubs had been spotted in Hygiene earlier in the morning. The bears were spotted three times at Hygiene Elementary School the day before school started.

Dayton said it was a good thing that the momma bear wasn't around or Apple could have been hurt. She also noticed that the cub had tried to get into her Dumpster since the lids were collapsed.

Dayton said she bought Apple a year ago from a rancher, never thinking the cow could one day protect her property.

"I kind of joke that I'm going for 'farm ambience.' I'm not a rancher or a cattleman. She's something of a pet. Now, she's a star," McDonald said.
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Postby TheRedQueen » August 19th, 2008, 8:07 pm

I have a bag of Chex mix to myself...so I can eat the pieces I like, and leave the ones I don't want... :D
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Postby call2arms » August 19th, 2008, 8:45 pm

I had some AWESOME chocolate cookies at work today... Cookie shaped, semi-crispy on the outside and brownie-moist on the inside. With chocolate yummy icing. All homemade by one of the girls (who's taking a baker class next year, she is sooooo good at it!)...

And, I had brought some jellybellys to work as well, and they were excellent, I love the coffee flavored ones. Peanut butter was weird though.

Still on the eating topic, I'm going to get myself a Dr. Oetker's pizza at the store for dinner since I'm a baseball widow.

I also oredred some jewelery for my piercings, can't wait to receive it although it will be long... But I love Industrial strenght jewelery, so it's worth it.

Edited to add (that makes me REAL HAPPY): Image
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Postby madremissy » August 19th, 2008, 9:31 pm

I am happy to be back with my friends. :wave2:
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Postby TheRedQueen » August 19th, 2008, 10:38 pm

We're happy to have you back, Missy!

And...my grapes are about ready for JELLY makin'... :D What a happy day!
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Postby Malli » August 20th, 2008, 4:21 am

tonight as I was mopping up drool and water from the floor next to the bowl I got kisses on the cheek :)
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Postby maberi » August 20th, 2008, 7:18 am

Well this was yesterday but I took Pork Chop swimming for the first time and he LOVED it. He swam like a champ and looked like a little motor boat chuggin along in the water
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 20th, 2008, 9:23 am

I watched this video again and it just made me laugh and laugh and laugh and...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZKjtFUeco

lmao


(it's about that stupid iGallop)
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Postby call2arms » August 20th, 2008, 9:41 am

That cat looks like he's nauseous.

I got my blood test done this morning, the nurse was VERY good and only poked me once, and I did not feel like I was being sucked dry.
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Postby cheekymunkee » August 20th, 2008, 1:28 pm

call2arms wrote:Whaaaat????
What about good'ol window units? Not strong enough? Cost more for electricity?

I don't even have air conditioned, and sure have not needed it this summer.


Both. Plus they are too easy to steal.
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Postby call2arms » August 20th, 2008, 10:28 pm

Awesome.

Come to Quebec, internet womb of mine, and you shall receive freshness: 64 F right now, it's 10:30 pm.
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Postby airwalk » August 20th, 2008, 11:24 pm

Cinder met me at the door tonight when I got home doing her Dobie two step dance wanting to eat.....I love eating and dancing dogs
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Postby cheekymunkee » August 20th, 2008, 11:29 pm

call2arms wrote:Awesome.

Come to Quebec, internet womb of mine, and you shall receive freshness: 64 F right now, it's 10:30 pm.



I'm packing now. Will you hold me when it is cold?
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Postby cheekymunkee » August 20th, 2008, 11:30 pm

Red Velvet cup cakes with cream cheese frosting. :yum:
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Postby amazincc » August 20th, 2008, 11:31 pm

airwalk wrote:Cinder met me at the door tonight when I got home doing her Dobie two step dance wanting to eat.....I love eating and dancing dogs


Me too!!! I'm happy to read this. :wink:
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Postby airwalk » August 20th, 2008, 11:32 pm

cheekymunkee wrote:Red Velvet cup cakes with cream cheese frosting. :yum:


yumm can you send me one that sounds really good
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Postby katiek0417 » August 20th, 2008, 11:33 pm

Missy just sent me some video of McKinlee...that definitely put a smile on my face...I needed that...
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Postby mnp13 » August 21st, 2008, 12:10 am

This was last week, but it was fantastic...

I was juuuuuust on time for the team triathalon we do every year and I realized that I had no idea how to get to the lake. I was in the immediate area, but didn't know where to turn. I was trying to read a map at a stop light and a woman pulled up next to me and asked if I was lost. I told her I was looking for the race and she gave me directions. We both got stopped at the next light and she rolled her window down again and wished me luck.

I got there on time thanks to her.
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Postby call2arms » August 21st, 2008, 12:17 am

Debby, I can hold you if you want, but we do have a wide array of warm blankets that can be used, as well as heating. You'll need to share a room with my 15-year old senile cat though, but he snuggles.
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Postby Malli » August 21st, 2008, 4:57 am

mnp13 wrote:This was last week, but it was fantastic...

I was juuuuuust on time for the team triathalon we do every year and I realized that I had no idea how to get to the lake. I was in the immediate area, but didn't know where to turn. I was trying to read a map at a stop light and a woman pulled up next to me and asked if I was lost. I told her I was looking for the race and she gave me directions. We both got stopped at the next light and she rolled her window down again and wished me luck.

I got there on time thanks to her.


Thats awesome :) A rare thing I find in this world...
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