And yes, that title could be applied to me although technically, I would be a cow. :)
This fella's hard headed, yet has a soft heart. He is incredibly kind to children and animals, yet does not have much patience for folks with no common sense or work ethic.
Lately it seems that much of society wants what they want when they want it and they have their minds made up without much regard for other folk. There was a time when folks actually used their minds, but these days it seems we're all becoming more like cattle.
A few weeks ago, we were out making the rounds, checking cattle and water when we came up short 1 hd in Mesquite. So we went back to the house, hooked up to the trailer, saddled and loaded a horse, and went in search of the missing heifer. DH looked for about an hour before spotting her.
She was sick and he called me to bring the rig his direction after he had her roped
Thankfully she was on her feet and he started to lead her towards the trailer
Then she decided that she didn't want any part in this adventure
She just planted her feet and refused to take another step
So DH had to drag her to the trailer where she finally decided that a trailer ride might be the best thing after all
I couldn't get any pictures of him loading her in the trailer because the first rule in the ranch wife handbook is 'don't get in the way'.
But we brought her to the pens where we could doctor her and keep a close eye on her as she recuperated. Silly thing pitched a fit when all we wanted to do was get her well and let her have all the sweet hay her little ol' heart desired.
We're kind of like that.
Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.
The good Lord wants to help us, but more often than not we think we know better. So the next time He's trying to lead you, it might be in your best interest to follow. He's not going to rope you and drag you into the trailer, but some of us (me) are as hard headed as that ol' heifer and that might be what it takes.