It’s a sad day in our family 🙁
Our beloved Laredo passed away 🙁
Even though he is a Steer (male beef animal who has been castrated) he was still like a member of the family.
When I was little my parents had Santa Gertrudis cattle. Someone driving by my parents place offered my dad money he couldn’t refuse for them and that was it, we were out of the Gert business.
They then decided they wanted cattle again so they bought a herd of Long Horns. They were cool. one even had the shape of Texas on her forehead. But then they decided to get out of the Long Horn business when someone else driving buy decided they wanted them and offered my dad a price he couldn’t refuse.
He did however decide to keep Laredo. As Laredo grew his horns did too. When my parents sold their place and we had to move our cattle back to my grandparents house, Laredo had to lower his head and cock it to the side to get in and out of the stock trailer. Luckily it was only about a 10 mile ride from our house to my grandparents house.
Then my parents wound up buying a piece of land right next to my grandparents house, but decided to leave Laredo with my grandpa’s Gerts. He was a good babysitter.
Well we are now back in the Gert business.
But my parents were dreading the day that Laredo would pass on. But he’s been with our family for 17-20 years or so (we’ve lost count it’s been that long).
So Dear Steer,
I hope you are in a much better place eating on all the green grass your heart desires.