Still Kickin’


I get more questions and comments about BP than anything else! EVEN MY HAIR! She is still with us. She will not be with us by Christmas. She will be moving to the back barn yard soon to spend some quality time with Glory Bee before she goes. I will post when she has gone to meet her Maker. The time is soon. Because Adam got a job and is no longer coming over here to work, another friend has promised to help me take care of her. I can’t have just anyone do this. BP is special.

I’ll let you know. I promise.


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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on November 4, 2013  

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  1. 11-4

    …and life goes on.

  2. 11-4

    Bless you.

  3. 11-4

    Thank you for keeping us updated. I was one of those who has requested an update.
    That is going to be a rough day for you, so plan ahead as much as you can.

  4. 11-4

    Oh my God!! What is wrong with BP???

  5. 11-4

    That’s such a difficult decision to make. You invest so much love in your animals, and BP was the one who taught you to love a cow, so she is special. You gave her last years such tranquility and contentment, especially in letting her keep her calf. I’m glad that you are also giving her a peaceful end of life. Those of us you have brought along with you for the experience of owning a cow will share your sadness at saying good-bye to BP.

  6. 11-4

    BP is just old…… She fell a couple of times last winter and couldn’t get up. Winters are very hard on her. I’m going to have her put down before winter this year. I don’t want her to suffer.

  7. 11-4

    I’m so grateful that you have the courage to do the right thing for BP. Being a good steward of Gods creatures includes doing the humane act when the time is right.
    Thanks for the update,and if you feel its not the right time to talk about it.thats ok. Its your business….

  8. 11-4

    As sad as it will be to see BP go I think you should use her hide for something so you will always have a part of her, maybe a footstool cover? :cowsleep:

  9. 11-4

    I’m so glad BP has had a good home & a chance to raise her baby & this last summer.

  10. 11-4

    bbkrehmeyer said it better than I could.

    We recently had to put our 21.5 yo cat down. This animal was, in every way, our fur child. It was the right thing to do and the hardest thing I ever had to do.

  11. 11-4

    tears already. . . I like Pinky Mac’s idea….or perhaps just a lock of BP’s tail hair

  12. 11-4

    Aw. God bless BP. She will forever be remembered by me as the cow who made me realize I didn’t want a cow. Glory Bee and Dumplin’ have reinforced it for me. I love them, but could never handle their antics. Four 6 foot+ emus are all the excitement I need at my age.

    I know you didn’t make this decision without a lot of angst and I applaud your decision. We just lost the first chicken we bought almost six years ago. I was so grateful that she went quietly, surrounded by her friends, so we didn’t have to intervene. I am glad you have someone you trust to help you. I’ll bawl my eyes out when you post though. :hug:

    Nice to see sweet Poky in the picture. Hope she’s doing well.

  13. 11-4

    I don’t want to know when it happens. I couldn’t do it.

  14. 11-4

    Well said whaledancer. I know from experience how hard it is to make the decision for a loved animal. Small or large, the pain is the same. God bless you Suzanne. I’m thankful you have someone you can trust to help you with it.

  15. 11-4

    Already tearing up :( I know you are doing the right thing for her, and thankyou for the reassurance that you will post when her time has come

  16. 11-4

    Such a sad time…a painful part of having animals in our lives.Is there anyone in the area that makes “hair jewelry”? That might be a nice remembrance of BP.

  17. 11-4

    If I may suggest, BP might enjoy warm mash as a treat. I used to make it for the older horses at the stable. I soaked their grain in hot water overnight to soften and would warm it up on the stove in the morning, adding oatmeal until it soaked up most of the extra liquid. I often tipped in apple sauce, juice, veggies, peelings, leftover cereal and milk from breakfast, and anything else that I thought they’d appreciate, and topped everything off with kitchen molasses. I used that instead of animal grade because it’s sweeter and they seemed to enjoy it more. If she’s still a good chewer you won’t need to soak the grain that long, I’d just pour boiling water on it and it will soften as it cools. The farmers in the area used to think I was daft cooking for, and to their mind spoiling, my animals. To my mind it seems like something right up your alley. :lol: The older generation used to tell me about having wood fueled boilers in the barn yard specifically for making mashes in the winter and how much better the animals weathered the cold because of it.

  18. 11-5

    I am already so sad for you, but so very happy that you gave her such a wonderful life. I hate endings.. I know they are part of life but don’t think I will ever like them. My thoughts and prayers are with you and BP, love her and hug every day until the last!!!

  19. 11-5

    I know this will be hard on you. It’s hard when you see your animal friends decline.

    I noticed you still have your donkey. Any decision on buying another or selling her?

  20. 11-5

    It breaks my heart to think about BP not being on your farm. With all of your thousands of readers, isn’t there someone out there that could provide a safe home for her remaining days? I hope so…

  21. 11-5

    I am so sorry, Suzanne. She will always be the most beautiful cow I have ever seen.

  22. 11-5

    Too hard. I never thought I’d understand how our African, pastoralist friends could love their cows so much, until a friend gave us the sweetest cow ever. Now I get it. BP will be missed by many, but you have given her a wonderful life.

  23. 11-5

    :cry: I’ve been reading since before you got BP so it seems like the end of an era. I’m glad you’re doing right by your cow. Thanks for letting us know.

  24. 11-7

    Thanks for letting us know. We care….

  25. 11-8

    Awww, so sad to read this, but I understand. You are in my prayers. I just lost my little Pomeranian/Chihuahua on the 25th of October, so I can appreciate what you will be feeling. But then, you don’t want BP to suffer.

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