|Puppette, a Class Act|
So as I mentioned yesterday, we participated in the Chatsworth, Il Heritage Days last weekend (Thank you JD for asking us!)
Located in our towns park, under some great shade trees we brought a truckload of critters and GK's to help with the critters. I'll dedicate this post to Puppette, the cow.
Puppette is out of Puppy one of the gentlest bovines we have ever owned and named Puppy for the way she would follow Keith anywhere. Back in the days of 4-H involvement we would participate in June Dairy Days and we had brought Puppy to the same park. Circa 1999. She is no longer with us but her daughter Puppette, now 14 years young herself, not quite as big but just as calm, would've made her mama proud.
But before we could take her in public there was a hygiene issue. Manure happens you know. So Keith kept her in the milk parlor and gave her the spa treatment.
So shower number two took place.
But we made it to the park on time and in fact before we had all the other animals unloaded the que for Puppette was growing. Not only did we let folks come up, say hello, watch the amazing cud chewing process up close and personal...we also let them milk Puppette by hand.
And they did. Over and over and over. Not just kids but several adults took a hand at it as well.
That's our oldest GK Nicole below, now 12 showing the others how its done. Ms. Puppette stood for over 3 hours having her nether regions, poked, prodded and pulled and kept her cool the entire time. She enjoyed more attention that any of our other farm animals, except maybe the ducks or was it the kittens? Which I'll post on next. All I know for certain is that Banana the turkey was virtually ignored. Go figure.