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Billy Joe Fudge: When Doc Grant pole vaulted without a pole

Cattle seen along Casey County byway, Ayrshires, philosopher/forester believes, reminds him of an incident from his cowboy days in Sparksville, a visit to the vet with his Dad, and Doc Grant's incredible escape from the angry patient
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By Billy Joe Fudge

The one laying down has the unmistakable head and horns of the Ayrshire Breed of dairy cattle. Now as to the breed from the ears to the South end; I would hazard a guess, based upon both the hue of red and trademark freckles spattered upon the white, that it may be Ayrshire also.

Ayrshires also have an unmistakable attitude. We had one who Dr. Grant mistook for a Guernsey in the shadows of a dark stall. Doc came running out of that stall with her charging close behind while making a lunging effort every step or two to hook those demonic horns into Doc's backside. I still don't know how Doc was able to make a leap onto the barn doors and scamper, if that is the right word, about 14 feet vertically onto the lower row of tier poles without being impaled by one or both of those horns. I often referred to his leap as "pole vaulting without the pole".

Needless to say, from right up there on his tier pole perch, Doc blessed both Dad and me for about five minutes with one of his creative and original, adjective sermons. The old Ayrshire even seemed to be in awe of Doc's oratory! - Billy Joe Fudge

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