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Starving animals
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Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 16:51:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got fooling around on this board and forgot all about feeding the critters. My wife usually does the evening feeding but she's busy with adding on to her office and forgot too. Willy our Nigerian dwarf buck was pretty upset. He gets his head in the bowl before I can put the food in then you can't get the food in. None of them will starve though, one look would tell anyone that and they were only an hour late. I was even reading about toolman needing to check on his own animals and it never sunk in. Sometimes the path inside my head is a long and lonely trail.

cowgirlj    Posted 01-02-2004 at 17:47:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had a starving horse episode a couple of months ago. I thought my husband had done the AM feeding. About midmorning I saddled up and was riding around our acreage. When I'd get close to the barn, my mare would stop, look over her shoulder at me, and stomp her foot, while pinning one ear at me. I thought she was just misbehaving so I scolded her and told her to walk on! She did as she was told, but later in the day I asked my husband if he had fed, and said no, he thought I did. My mare was trying hard to get her point across. Looking back, it was quite comical the way she stood there stomping her foot at me like a spoiled 5 year old child would have.

Ron/PA    Posted 01-02-2004 at 10:23:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know 'zactly what you mean, if I don't feed regular, every 2 - 3 days, they get all upset!
About the 4th day and they'll commence ta raisin cain. hehehe!
Truthfully, if I'm an hour late, my beagle will raise a fuss that would wake the dead. I explain to her that I'm watching her figure, but she is like any female I know. She ain't buying my line of bull!

Dieselrider    Posted 01-02-2004 at 14:00:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
You have to love that tone a beagle takes, bo- bo, bo- bo. about every five seconds until you pay attention to them. Persistent little buggers, they can anoy until you fix whatever it is thats bothering them.

Ron/PA    Posted 01-02-2004 at 14:13:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've shot mine more times per day than I eat or drink!!! Ya know everytime I mention to her I'm gonna shoot her for barking,,,, she barks at me
(GRIN) Ron

deadcarp    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:11:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

our 2 housecats have a self-reminding feature: anytime pepi ties his own bib, sits behind an empty plate, flashing a steak knife and licking his chops at his own sister cali, we know it's about time to get more cat food. poor pepi's gonna need extra energy this year anyway - he can hardly squeeze thru the cat door anymore!

toolman    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:16:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
looks like he hasn,t missed too many meals ,kind of like ours here so fat they have taken to sitting on the fence and when you go buy they ask for a lift back to their shed for the night.

Cindi    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:00:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's funny. That long and lonely trail part. What cured me of forgetting was feeding in the dark. Spooky stuff. Feet got stepped on, animals were all mad. Not a pretty time.

toolman    Posted 01-01-2004 at 16:59:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
whay are you doin with my head or is that my path,i been over feeding most of the winter , so they don,t get too upset with me, i usually feed late just to make sure they are all well and settled for the night,then again in the morin , if im not there when they think i should be they come over by the bedroom window and yell at me , or will stand lookin in the kitchen window , till you feel guilty and pass on your own breakfast and go feed them,how did you train your wife to do that .im gonna get it for that comment i know ,

Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:08:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just pretended to be sooooo verrrry tirrrred and she felt bad for me. Not that I would fake that or anything. hehehe!!! Actually we only feed the cats and goats at night as the dogs are inside and the steers I feed grain in the morning and make sure they have enough hay for the whole day. I didn't do meat chickens this year or pigs because I was starting a new business but, next year we gotta have pork and chicken. If i hadn't fed the steers would they get "MAD" steer disease?

toolman    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:13:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
that tired thing wouldn,t work for me, sometimes i can,t put too much hay out ,like for the whole day , it could have a wack of snow on it and get trampled in, if im out lots during the day i,ll throw them some in the moring , and a little when i come in usually around 4 then i go back at night and feed them their grain and enough hay for the night.their spoiled .

Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:26:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
In the summer after the sweet corn is on I'll cut corn stalks for the beef. A skid steer bucket or two. The first time they don't get too excited but, after that every time they hear the skid steer you ought to hear them bawl. They stand at the fence as close to where I am expecting corn stalks.

toolman    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:53:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup they learn fast , i had sheep , didn,t matter how often you fed them , everytime they heard the screen door open they would all start bawling, i got rid of them suckers , traded a friend for some cows, he always asks me what did i ever to to you to deserve that trade.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 18:11:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tell him all he had to do to deserve it was to say yes.

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