Page 30 - Percy Peters and the Wild Cow
ISSUE : Issue 51
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/2/1
Percy Peters & the Wild Cow continued PRomi inside front cover blind." He blindfolded her. I said, yes." But I didn't think like that. 'Well, So anyway, loaded her, and I came home. And I told my son, I said, "Look, that cow is on there. There's three of them. But the one who's in the middle, I think she's rough. I don't know what's wrong." My gra? cious, we found out she started to go for us. And so I put another rope on her, and we tied her into the barn, paid off the slack off the truck. We locked her in the stanchion there. So my son had killed some cattle in the morning, and then we had to bone some beef, and we finished that. So about half past two or so I said, "Well, we'll water up the cattle. Probably it'd be a good idea to put her out on tether, and let her thick up. It'll be over the weekend before we'd be hanging up." So anyway. By gracious when we got her outside, mister, she was woolly and rough. She started for us. Well, we had to keep out of her way. She was really, really treacherous. She made a run for us. and we jumped her. I should have had the second rope on her. And we tried to get her on the bar. But the truck was still there, so I lashed her up to the truck. I had a cat? tle truck. And I tied onto the frame. And she had a long rope on her. And geez, start--oh, was she wild! She went around the front of the truck, around the back of the truck. And she saw me--what I was try? ing to do, gather some more slack in and tie her up shorter so could get her back in. But it didn't work like that. She saw me, and then she tried to get in under the truck after me. Oh, she was roaring! Anyway. She made a jump around the front of the truck and then she tried--she beat The Violin Shop ' Johannes Sturm Violinmaker/repairer Quality Repairs to String Instruments Custom Work Bow Rehairing New and Used Instruments Strings Accessories For Information or appointment, call (902) 345-2883 R. R. 1, Grand Anse, Richmond County, N. S. BOE 1V0 the grill in--a big Mercury front. (They) had a big round grill on them then. And she beat that all in with her horns, her head. She'd stand off and she'd belt that. So. Then she changed her mind; she went around the truck again. She snapped the rope. And left about 8 feet on it. She took off. She went down in the field, in the corner down there I was showing you. And there was an old car body there, a fellow left there. Right at the line fence. And by gracious, we got her locked in behind there. Bob took the truck and crowded her in behind. So I was sneaking in behind the old car body, trying to get ahold of the rope and walk out to the truck and fasten her up again. Oh, my God, the old car upholstering was full of hornets. Well, I had to get out of that. I don't know if the cow got any on her, but that didn't help any. Cape Breton Auto Radiator co RADIATOR HOSES • REPAIRING • CLEANING • RECORING .r..oi' . COMPLETE CYLINDER HEAD SERVICE _ . 518 Grand auto * truck * industrial Sydney Lake Road Complete Line of Gas Tanks 564-6362 . NOW DOING AUTOMOBILE AIR CONDITIONING • Island Vinyl Siding Ltd LeBlanc Siding Ltd. Authorized Dealer tor ' Kay CAN Aluminum & Vinyl Siding Aluminum Windows & Doors Shutters / Softfit / Fascia / Awnings 109 Reservoir Road SYDNEY Professional Installation of Aluminum & Vinyl Siding in Cape Breton for over 15 years. Free Estimates forR.R.A.P., N.S.H.C, & C.M.H.C. Programs, and all other siding Inquiries. Call Collect: SONNY MacPHERSON 539-4626
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