Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My mom has been kinda sad, for the last couple of weeks she has worried about one of her favorite cows.  Frosty a Red Angus was born 12 years ago on a winter night and got frost bite on the tips of her ears hence the name Frosty.  Frosty about a month ago injured her leg making it difficult for her to get around and about two weeks ago she wouldn't get up.  Dad would take her food, water and gave her a shot but nothing seemed to help her.  Mom worried about her because she laid out in the rain and not up under the barn.  Mom was afraid she would get struck by lightening.  Anyway last week, she began to breathe heavily and while mom was at work Dad had the Vet to come out and put her down.

Frosty was my sister's first show animal when she was in FFA.  My sister loved her very much and spent a lot of time preparing her for shows.

They traveled to local shows, and to the big shows like Ft. Worth, San Antonio, and Houston always winning in the top 5 and once a Grand Reserve.  Even after my sister got married, she’d go out in the pasture and visit with Frosty.  Sometimes she’d take her a honey and sugar sandwich, Frosty’s favorite.  Frosty was a gentle soul, she would lay her head on mom's shoulder while mom scratched up and down her the sides of her neck.  We had a barn cat that took to Frosty he would follow her around and get up under her legs and Frosty never stepped on him.  He would flop over in front of Frosty and let her lick him.  Mom says it's silly what you can love but Mom, Dad, and my sister did love Frosty and she loved them right back.

22 comments:

  1. We are sure she will find the sweetest grass ever over the rainbow bridge and have fields that never have fences to roam around.

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  2. Oh, that is sad. Frosty sounds like a very sweet girl.
    Good memories of her.

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  3. Frosty sounding like a sweets lady...I am so sad to hear about her passing over the rainbow bridge. </3

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  4. Oh, no. I'm so sorry about Frosty! Those pix are adorable and you can see how much love there was between them. I think Frosty was a very sweet soul and I'm sure she's enjoying a beautiful pasture with grass and sunshine across the bridge. Warm hugs to all of you.
    Grr and a Sad Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

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  5. We are sad to hear about Frosty. She sure sounds like a fun furry friend
    Lily & Edward

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  6. Large or small, they enter our hearts and stay forever.

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  7. Oh Sully, we are so sorry to hear about Frosty, love is love, and it looks like Frosty was well loved and loved you all right back
    big hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  8. So sorry to hear about Frosty!

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  9. So sorry to hear about Frosty!

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  10. Oh no - we are so very sorry to hear about Frosty, Sully. Huge hugs to you and your mom♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  11. A fur-friend no matter the size or type always hold a special place in our hearts. So sorry to hear about Frosty. Prayers and Hugs to all of your family.
    Bentley

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  12. Sorry to hear about Frosty. She sounds like she was so sweet. We're sending you all hugs.

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  13. We are sending our good thoughts to Mom.....poor Frosty...such a lost aof a sweet cow!

    The Mad Scots

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  14. We are sorry to hear about Frosty. Sending our love.

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  15. We are so very sorry about Frosty....sending lots of snuggles.
    Hugs,
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  16. Oh noes. I am so very sorry to hears about Frosty. What a sweety. You gives your Moms lots of kisses from me, okays? (butts wipe your nose furst..that's what Ma always says to me...it seems I gots a really wet nosey! ☺)
    {{{hugs}}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  17. Crikey Sully ..... I'm so sorry. Cows are the best, aye?? AND they are smart even though most people don't think so. You must all be heartbroken!! Frosty was so beautiful and such a wonderful part of your family. She will be much missed. My 2 legged sister, Jen ... you know ..... the one with the 3 little girls and Miss PPP's (the pig) is looking to find a miniature cow. We love cows at our house. Miss PPP's is a bit lonely and we've been told a mini cow would bond really well with her and the family. I'm so sorry about Frosty. Hugs!

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  18. “Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart”. Thank you Sully for sharing Frosty and your grief over the loss. Lee's grandmother owned a diary farm and Lee had her special Guernsey cow all her white markings were perfect. Three cows that day died from lightning they were all standing by the water trough and the storm came quickly and left just as fast with just one lightning strike killing all. Ranching and farming is a hard business. So sorry about Frosty.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  19. We are so sorry to hear of Frosty's passing. It is never silly to love...love is what makes us who we are. Sending your mom extra licks and love.
    Wally & Sammy
    xoxo

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  20. Oh noes. I am so sorry to hears about Frosty. What a beautiful Moo. I can sure see why your Moms fell in loves with her. You tell her that I am sendin' her some kisses and {{{hugs}}}} and lots of AireZens.
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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