Monday, June 8, 2009

Fight Night

The Bag Lady went for a walk in the pasture the other night and a fight broke out!


The bigger calf on the left was the last calf born last year - she was very late, born in November.

The little guy who is challenging her is about a month old. He has supreme confidence in his own ability!Fortunately, the fight didn't last long, but the little guy did manage to hold his own against the bigger calf!


Calves do this kind of mock fighting all the time. Full-grown bulls do it in all seriousness, so perhaps the little guy thought he should practice taking on bigger critters!

21 comments:

Miz said...

This post reminded me of my FAVORITE CHILDRENS BOOK: Ferdinand the Bull.

have you read it?

If not Im sending you a copy!

Crabby McSlacker said...

The males of the species do like to wrassle around, don't they? I hope next time the older gal puts him in his place.

Not that I'm biased or anything.

And I'd forgotten about Ferdinand!

the Bag Lady said...

Miz - I'm afraid I have not read Ferdinand the Bull..... my education is sadly lacking.

Crabby - He pushed her around for a couple of seconds, but when she pushed back, he had a little trouble!

Leah J. Utas said...

I love this feisty little fellow already. Lots of spirit in that one.

Charlotte said...

Oh I LOVE Ferdinand the Bull. I didn't think of it until Miz mentioned it but she's right - this is so like that story. And that little calf is adorable:)

bunnygirl said...

Sounds like you've got a feisty one on your hands. He'll make a fine bull someday.

Scrumpy said...

Boys will be boys...

Missicat said...

Miz - I loved Ferdinand the Bull!

Cute, feisty little guy! Funny how boys will be boys no matter what the species!

Sagan said...

I had no idea calves did that! Good for the little one :)

Reb said...

That is really cute Sis.

POD said...

Are you sure they weren't fighting over you because you're such a hottie?

My dad called my deceased husband Ferdinand because he spent a lot of time in the garden. As I recall, Ferdinand was a little light (at least in the cartoon version) on his feet and loved to sniff the flowers.

solarity said...

[hah! Blogger let me comment this time!]

I'm the one on the left, getting Out of There.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - he is a feisty little guy, alright!

Charlotte - okay - I need to read Ferdinand the Bull, I can tell!

BG - He will make a fine bull one day.... or a steer....

Scrumpy - that they will!

Missicat - it's true - males are the same, no matter what! Ruled by testosterone!!

Sagan - they do it all the time, even the heifers!

Reb - thanks!

POD - that could be it.... :) (Must have sensed my hot flashes!)

Mary Anne - the little smart one!

kcinnova said...

Ah, in the farm yard and the school yard... Sometimes the little guys are the bullies!

the Bag Lady said...

kcinnova - that's so true! Hehehehehe

kcinnova said...

PS: Bag Lady, you really must read Ferdinand! It's a lovely story. :)

the Bag Lady said...

I'll try to find it!

Redbush said...

I remember the Ferdinand story. You should have named him that. Very funny! We saw two moose out our front window doing the same pushing match, giving up, eating for a while, then back to the match again. It was hilarious! I wish I could have gotten closer to them to take a video.

the Bag Lady said...

Redbush - I'm glad you didn't get too close to them - they might have decided to gang up on you!

Hilary said...

I might be the only one on the planet who's not familiar with Ferdinand the Bull.. beyond the name that is. .that part is familiar. :)

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - you and me both. I've heard the name, but never read the story.