|Posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:45 AM|
Sugar, SugieBoogie, Sugar Bear, SugaMuffin and the list goes on. She answers to all of them. Raising her head from grazing, flicking her ears, searching for us. She loves to be scratched on her neck, back, shoulders, head, belly – you name it. She cranes her neck in pure contentment when we scratch her favorite spot.
We purchased Sugie from a dear friend about five years ago. She was just a little heifer. Now she has grown into a big solid cow.
Her first calf was an experience we will always remember. The day her labor started we were watching. Sugar knew she would need assistance before we did. She slowly walked into the corral and layed down. We waited thinking she had sought the solitude away from the herd. She grew inpatient and began to beller – HELP! As soon as we arrived, she visibly relaxed. Laying on her side, she patiently let us ease the calf out. Sugar got up, turning to greet her baby, but first a nose kiss for us. Awe…
Thankfully, she’s had zero trouble calving since, producing healthy solid bull calves and a gorgeous heifer. She will calve again this fall and we know – if SugieBoogie needs help – she’ll tell us.