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larryshoat

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November 5th, 3:00 in the morning, I hear a tap tap tap that only a flashlight on a steel door can make . I jump up and look out the window and see at least 6 cruisers out on the road, it looked like a murder scene . My first thought was how many people had been hurt or how many cars had been damaged , So I ran out and saw 6 deputies bringing about 50 steers up the drive way . I had neglected to grab my flashlight, so I just ran ahead in the dark to open the gate . Well one of the boys that helps me had left a metal feed trough in front of the gate and I ran into it, worked out so that my knee stopped and the rest of me continued on. I felt a terrible pull in the back of my leg, I'd had a pulled hamstring before so I knew the feeling . After we got the cattle in I went in and laid face down on the bed with ice on it, my wife called the doctor and made an appointment . When it came time to go to the doctor I told her I wasn't going that I would just die there, so she called my brother and he came to take me to the hospital . The doctor at the hospital looked at it and said I had compartment snydrome and they would have to operate to drain the fluid . They made a 9 inch cut down the side of my leg and left it open for a day and a half so it could drain, then they sewed it up and sent me home . It did heal quickly, within a few days I was walking around and by 10 days I was back outside ( on light duty) and today I can't tell it ever happened, except for that big scar . So just another fine example of my careless ways .

Larry
 

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Ouch,, sorry about your leg Larry..I am glad that it has all healed up... :tiphat:

NOW the bigger question......Just how did you manage to have 50 steers escape ???? ;-) I think this is the bigger story of all... :lol2:
 
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hillsdown":1jmeo87d said:
Ouch,, sorry about your leg Larry..I am glad that it has all healed up... :tiphat:

NOW the bigger question......Just how did you manage to have 50 steers escape ???? ;-) I think this is the bigger story of all... :lol2:

They got the wire off of a gate in the corner of the pasture, I'll bet that gate hadn't been opened in 15 years . If I wanted to get into a bank vault I would just turn some Holstein steers in there, sooner or later they would get the door opened, but then they would walk through the money and chew it up and crap all over it .

Larry
 
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rusty":pq6lq52n said:
Agree with HD let us in on how your cows deserve a police escort.

Police escort ? That means they got a record, I wonder what the discount for that will be :lol2: .

Larry
 

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Ouch!! Don't you like it when people leave things in odd places? Knees are only meant to bend in one direction anything other scores a 10+ on the pain scale. Glad you are ok now. Sounds like you got a good doc. Let us know if your knee begins to outdo the weatherman when it comes to predicting rain. Mine did for several years but it must be totaly healed now cause it don't do it anymore.
 

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ouch i dont know how you made it back to your feet so you could get back to the house.i know you was hurting bigtime.did you have a talk with the hands an tell them never leave stuff close to gates.
 

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larryshoat":1uf3fk8s said:
They got the wire off of a gate in the corner of the pasture, I'll bet that gate hadn't been opened in 15 years . If I wanted to get into a bank vault I would just turn some Holstein steers in there, sooner or later they would get the door opened, but then they would walk through the money and chew it up and crap all over it .

Larry

Ain't that the truth!
 
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bigbull338":13it9hw1 said:
ouch i dont know how you made it back to your feet so you could get back to the house.i know you was hurting bigtime.did you have a talk with the hands an tell them never leave stuff close to gates.

No bigbull, I didn't say anythimg about that in particular, but I have made an effort to put up more outside lights and I ain't gonna leave the house without my flashlight I don't care who is waitin on me .

Larry
 

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larryshoat":10sdc2b8 said:
rusty":10sdc2b8 said:
Agree with HD let us in on how your cows deserve a police escort.

Police escort ? That means they got a record, I wonder what the discount for that will be :lol2: .

Larry

No discount just have to pay the bail before you take em to the sale barn.
 

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They got the wire off of a gate in the corner of the pasture, I'll bet that gate hadn't been opened in 15 years . If I wanted to get into a bank vault I would just turn some Holstein steers in there, sooner or later they would get the door opened, but then they would walk through the money and chew it up and crap all over it .


Excuse me while I clean the coffee off my screen and keyboard , thats funny !
 

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