Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bossy!

 “Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”

                 Shakespeare 


 July 1995-  Oct.2011.

 I write this with a heavy heart my sweet Bossy has passed. She was born here many, many years ago, this was her home. She had more personality than any cow we have ever owned. There will be no more apples for her in this world. 
 She had picked out a lovely spot in the bush, and there she spent her final days. I know this sounds strange but our cows love the bush as much as I do. They have always been instinctual enough to know when it is their time. They will usually pick a spot they are comfortable with.
  My very good friend NDF reminded me, as she came across me coming out of the bush with tears in my eyes, this is the best place, and that would be a great place to go. She is right.
 The leaves of the trees creating a canopy of gold, the rays of the sun shining down on her. It is a peaceful site. Yes this is where I would like to spend my final hours. Animals are very smart like that.
 Bossy thank you for all you have given us over the years you will be missed.
Later

26 comments:

Mary said...

R.I.P. Bossy. When I was a kid my father bought a herd of cattle with the farm. There was a roan that we called Ole Boss Lady. She was something else! And don't you come near her calf!! I imagine Bossy like that.

Ellie said...

I'm so sorry, I can hear your sadness in your words.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am so sorry, it must be like losing a family member?

Is that the average age a cow dies?

Gill

Alica said...

I'm sorry Buttons...it sound like she had a wonderful life with you!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

My Blessings, luv.
I have only just gotten my first cow and am coming to know what amazing personalities they really have.
You can know that you have given her a wonderful life.

*hugs*
~Mimi

Jill said...

Bless your heart. I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell Bossy was a real member of your family. RIP Bossy.

Dawson Cattle Company said...

how sad, but it sounds like a wonderful spot to lay to rest. even our cows touch our hearts. hugs to you...

Gail said...

I am so sorry, there are no words that will help but know I have been there.

I, when close to my end, hope I can lay down in my favorite place and just leave peacefully.

Desiree said...

Oh, I am so sad...I have tears in my eyes...and I didn't even know this gentle soul...but you have, in these few words, shared her essence with us. My daughter Linda has just passed by and I asked her to read your post...she says please to give you her love...she, too, feels sad :(

Bossy, you will be sorely missed in this world, but you have moved on to the great, green pasture in the sky, where the apples are even sweeter and juicier than any you enjoyed on earth.

Hugs from us both! xoxo

Sara said...

Sorry to hear about Bossy. :(

farmer said...

She lived a good life with a great farmer to count on and a wonderful,peaceful resting spot.
Take some time for yourself....thinking of you.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, this made me tear up, but so glad she was able to spend her entire life with you there...

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Buttons...my heart goes out to you. Bossy, you can tell by the picture; was a special cow. Hugs...

mountain mama said...

oh..even though this is part of life, especially farm life it doesn't make it any easier sometimes. i love an animal with personality..i know you will miss her.

EG Wow said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Buttons. It's never easy to lose a loved one, and clearly you were very fond of Bossy.

blessings from a wildflower said...

Buttons, so sorry to read this post today...It's never easy...
~~Hugs my friend~~

Tim said...

Animals especially those that become our friends and pets are very special. Sorry for your loss!

Lori Skoog said...

Very sorry to read about losing Bossy. It's not hard to understand how much you loved her. You have my deepest sympathies.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So sorry about Bossy, B. But I'm sure she had a great life with you. Big hugs.

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Thanks for sharing such a sweet story with us. Sounds like Bossy really knew herself well. We should be so lucky. I know you'll miss her the most these next few days so be easy on yourself. Thx for visiting my blog today.
Sandra

Lea White said...

I am so sorry! What a difficult day for you!

Michaele said...

I am so very sorry. She obviously was very special and had a good life... and death.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Mom had an old brown swiss milk cow named Bossy. She heard me sing Old MacDonald's Farm a million times. She was a grand old soul and I remember the sadness at our ranch when she passed. Take heart knowing she lived a happy life. Sorry to hear about your loss.

KathyB. said...

Our sons dog, Taz, loved him mightily. Taz was our son's constant companion, even walking down the aisle with our son at his wedding. Last month, Taz went out, lay down by our son's pick-up truck and died.

I think our animals are often afforded a better death than we are...to die someplace peaceful & comforting to them. A cow passing on in the brush,a perfect way for a cow to go.

Paul said...

We get attached to our animals. They are like part of the family. They have their unique personalities! I am sorry for your loss!

mrsnesbitt said...

RIP Bossy, I had tears in my eyes reading your post.