Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

The Tale of Two Cows

Posted Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 3:28 PM
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  • Part of that might be thinking for yourself, the other part is the need for calm leadership and for change to begin with ourselves.

    I enjoy reading all of the blogs. We just have a different way of writting down what is going on in our world.

    PS. My sister Bev didn't think that I told enough about how truly evil Cricket was.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 7:20 AM
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    Love it, and brings to my mind, tension that I've felt between me and mine on a day of moving cattle. And knowing that sometimes, you just have to bite your tongue, it's gonna work out somehow. Maybe different than you wanted the course to be, but at the ending place.


    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 8:33 AM
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    I have to say, Wayne read this blog.... and thru the time he read it I heard "I HATE that cow!" "they always do that!" and others like that. He is enjoying your blog too.

    Jessie via Wayne Lehto

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Sat, Jan 29, 2011, at 9:36 PM
  • Spot on, Bonnie! Of course, I know that you made a great example but the visual of the Cricket cow being lead to the slaughter was both rewarding and disturbing at the same time. I was guilty to feel happy that hamburgers would be on the grill. LOL! Can't lead all the "Bad" cows in congress to slaughter but we can certainly retire them to the back pasture to fend for themselves. You serve no purpose other than to produce manure and confuse the herd, you are taken away. Simple!

    -- Posted by kimkovac on Sun, Jan 30, 2011, at 8:43 AM
  • I am filled with wonder about how everyone has interpreted my words. Everyone has gotten something out of this blog and most of it is different than my intention, yet they present an additional valid point.

    We are like cattle who have been satisfied with just having our troughs filled with food and ignoring the other essentials to the quality of life.

    Sometimes we seek out leadership and will accept any direction that the lead cow is heading. The reality is that when you are living the life that God intended for you, you are not deceived by the full trough, you don't want to live in a stock yard filled with manure. As you guessed the running theme of my blogs will be personal responsibility.

    We need to move beyond the "Crickets" of our lives and build on the lessons that they have taught us.. Unfortunately, there are too many people still following the "feed truck" to realize that our personal values are being compromised.

    Our founding fathers took on personal responsibility to establish the most blessed country in the world. It took discipline and great sacrifice.

    That being said, the comments and interpretations have given me even more things to think about.

    Thank you for the great insights that you have posted. Life would be indeed dull if we all thought the same way.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Sun, Jan 30, 2011, at 6:06 PM
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