Friday, December 14, 2012

Welcome Frank!

Happiness is no laughing matter. Richard Whately


Frank showed up one morning with a smile and a box of chocolates. I was smitten immediately. I must admit he had me with those twinkling eyes and huge smile but when I opened up that little golden box and took a bite out of that creamy chocolate treat I was in love. Frank and I were going to be forever.


I told Frank I was just about to go and check the cows so I asked if he would like to go, he jumped into my backpack. I zipped him in after all it can be dangerous on the farm if you are not careful. He was excited at seeing cows and maybe getting a chance to run among trees where he had heard tales of his ancestors running free hundreds of years ago.


When we made it to the tractor I was having a hard time keeping Frank calm he was so excited and after seeing the bear bell attached to my backpack he did not want to miss anything so I let him ride on the dash of the tractor. In Frank’s words “I want to see everything, well maybe not the Bear.” Since there was not a lot of traffic and he promised to hold on tight I knew he would be OK, after all this was his very first adventure.

We pulled up in front of the cows and I had to grab tight to Frank as he just wanted to run right out and see them. I told him they may not like that and would probably run as he was still a stranger so we would have to go slow.
The cows were staring at Frank and one of the girls was very excited to see Frank’s fancy coat. She had never seen one like it before but her ancestors talked of coats seen on others of his kind hundreds of years ago. She was excited, she had heard Frank’s kind were extinct.


I told Frank I had to go back deeper in the bush to check to see if there were any more calves being born Frank said that he was a little afraid of Bears and was enjoying his new found friends so he would like to stay here. He climbed up in the tree and said he would wait. He promised me he would stay put in the tree, I knew he would be safe so I agreed.

After searching and finding new calf #12 I headed back to Frank. It seems Frank was not as afraid as he had let on as I found him on the ground talking to a Mother and her calf. He was a hit; I informed him it was time to go. He said Goodbye to the girls and promised he would be back tomorrow, we headed for the tractor.


Frank asked me to write his family in the land far away and thank them for sending him to the farm he is going to be very happy here even though he will miss them.

So Thank you Delores @The Feathered Nest I will let you know how he is doing. “Frank slow down, you’re going to fall”

Later

37 comments:

  1. What a great companion and such a hit with the girls! I can see you and Frank out on many an escapade. I wonder.....is he any good at milking!? Well done....a lovely post! Joan

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  2. How nice of you to introduce Frank to your herd! Love, love, love that new little white calf! :)

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  3. It's so nice to see Frank getting along well in his new home. I promised him an adventure if he would just tolerate being wrapped in plastic and confined in a box for a few days and it looks like he got just that...a grand adventure.

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  4. I hope we will be reading about Frank often! Now that you have shared him, it wouldn't be fair to us if you don't!

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  5. What a great new friend. He is going to so enjoy being out on all your adventures with you. He must meet Mom, she will probably want to adopt him but the farm is where he should be.

    Love You, BA

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  6. Oh, how great to find a new friend.

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  7. Lol precious just precious...love it Buttons. You put a smile on my face and happiness in my heart!
    Nice to have seen Frank's new adventure on your farm!

    Hugs fr me to you and Frank...
    auntie m

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  8. what a cool little reindeer. And awesome you named Frank.

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  9. I love Frank - I can see why he's the perfect companion:)

    That is a darling shot of mama and baby calf with Frank nearby.

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  10. Frank is adorable, and I love chocolates.

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  11. Tell Frank he has to be careful not to step in cow poo!
    Cute little white calf- Charolais cross?

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  12. Frank is a super addition to the animals on your farm and bet he will be very well behaved and eat very little. He's a keeper. :)

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  13. un bien etrange visiteur doivent se dire les vaches ;o)

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  14. frank is adorable! and very dapper in his dress! that little calf and mom are precious, too!

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  15. B., I think Frank has found the perfect new home with you! I'm eagerly awaiting reports about further adventures with him too!

    Love his coat, by the way! Very festive! :)

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  16. Love Frank!
    And love your stories and photos, sooo interesting!

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  17. I love Frank, and he does look very happy!

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  18. Frank is going to fit in nicely there on the farm with you! I love him all zipped up in your backpack!
    What a cute little calf in that last picture! :)

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  19. Hahaha... your cow is looking at Frank like he is from outer space.

    Who ever left Frank is an A OKay person. Yummmm chocolate!

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  20. Frank is very handsome! No wonder you fell in love with him (I'll bet the chocolate helped). Fun to see him enjoying his adventures with you. I'm jealous.

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  21. How fun! Frank is so cute and sounds like a good companion to have around :)

    The baby calf is so sweet! Please give us more photos of the babies! :)

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  22. It looks like Frank has found himself a wonderful home, where he can spend many happy years. The chocolate? I predict it isn't long for this world. Congrats on winning the cute little guy.

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  23. How nice you had help with the chores today. I am loving that little white calf in the last photo. Frank better watch out - mamma looks serious!

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  24. Frank is TOO CUTE!! what a handsome feller!

    i can tell he's gonna have many adventures in the bush! i just hope you're there to capture them with your camera!

    (i'll be back...i KNOW i'm behind...ugh...no time for reading...seems like no time for myself anymore...during the week!)

    anyway, happy saturday! give frank a hug!

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  25. What a fun day for you, taking Frank to see all the sites on your ranch.

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  26. Frank is so sweet. I can just picture him riding on the tractor and loving it.

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    Hugs~

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  27. Looks like Frank had quite an adventure. Great to see he's settled in so quickly.

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  28. love the inquisitive look on the mama and baby. hope frank isn't stuffed with straw! :D

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  29. Frank look like quite the man about town...or farm as it were.

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  30. Frank is very cute. But I have to say, I love that little white calf.

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  31. Oh I want a Frank to keep me company while I am out and about. Way too cute. Or maybe spending too much time in the bush. The mind can get quiet silly sometimes. LOL

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