This past weekend at my parent's house, my little 10 pound, fearless Romes decided to hop the fence and join the neighboring herd of cows.
She's tried this once before, but I was able to call her back before she got too far in. Well, not this time. There were a bunch of people at my parents house and we were all standing around visiting. I looked over and little Romie was standing among 10 cows and started to taunt one of them (like she does with Seven when she wants to play). The cow then nudged her with his big head, and Romie rolled. Right as the cow was about to pick up his big hoof to kick her, Romie got on her feet, and made her way back through the barbwire fence!
She ran back to us crying and I thought that she had been seriously hurt and was still in shock. I was SO freaked out! She was whimpering and crying while Josh held her to give her an exam. After looking her over very carefully, she seemed OK, just really shaken up.
It wasn’t until 4 days later, that I noticed that Romie would whimper a little when I picked her up. It really concerned me, so we jetted off to the vet to get her checked out. I was so relieved to learn that Romie was fine after all. The vet thinks that she is probably just bruised and a little sore.
Now, Romie is taking some anti-inflammatory meds, and will be laying low for the next week. We are SO lucky that she is ok! I don’t even want to think about what would have happened if that darn cow had actually kicked her! From now on, I will be keeping a closer eye on Seven and Romie while we are around those cows!