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14 Gestures of Love and Affection the Texas Longhorn Cattle Way

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a Valentine’s Day post to be read any day as it’s theme is conveyed in our pastures everyday in every way………

The origins of Valentine’s Day may be rooted in darkness and obscurity but the sentiment  the day portrays cannot be mistaken. Love, fellowship, adoration and romance are the order of the day on St. Valentine’s Day. For those of us who ranch with Texas Longhorn Cattle we suspect there will be little criticism in the declaration of pure love of our bovines. They are a special breed, as unique in personality as they are in appearance from one another.

Therefore, we have no doubt that many ranchers share our concerns about our livestock in Texas this week.  We are not accustomed to the cold blizzard-like conditions we are currently experiencing and as brutal as these cold temperatures are, we  know they are going to get worse.

We have all prepared as best we can for the cold days to come and continue to do so.  We hope that our herd as well as our fellow ranchers and their livestock stay safe and fair well in this storm.

There is nothing we can do to thaw out the atmosphere but it is also Valentine’s Day weekend so why not post a heartwarming blog of udder admoooration for our Texas longhorn cattle.

 


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Judge if you will, here are 14 lovable gestures you can’t deny. They melt our hearts and fill us with a sense of joy. We hope they do the same for you..

 

1. Trust

Blackie Bloo is our best example of mutual trust. Every now and then you meet an extraordinary person, perhaps your Valentine, perhaps your special friend.  Genuinely kind, benevolent to all.   Blackie Bloo is that equivalent in our Texas longhorn herd. We don’t approach most others in the herd the way we do with Blackie Bloo simply because Longhorns are strong and can cause serious injury to a person with and without intention. Nonetheless, the video below describes Blackie’s character best. Its had thousands of views so you may have already seen it  but we think it’s worth watching again.

 

A full story of Blackie Bloo is written on our post ‘Are Texas Longhorns dangerous?’ – READ MORE

 

2. Companionship

Our Texas longhorn cattle like to keep us company –  Almost everybody here at Green Valley Ranch takes this very seriously. If  “alone time” is what you are after, it may be hard to find on our ranch.

 

A walk in the park - literally - with our happy heifers
A walk in the park – literally – with our happy heifers

 

3. Like the first time…BBF!

“Young” love is special no matter what age a couple is. When everything is new, appreciation for each other is effortless. If you are lucky enough to find true love, that spontaneity does not wane. Just like a couple who have found true love, our Texas longhorn cattle, young and old,  are almost always excited to see us.

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GVR Rosebud

 

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A moment in the life of a happy longhorn herd

From time to time  there may be treats involved. Regardless, cupboard love has its merits too.

 

4. Ever Present

Our Texas longhorn cattle take a sincere interest in every thing we do. If we are in their pasture, they will find us. They are so in tune and inquisitive by nature. IMAGINE – getting the message without a text!

It’s true that there may be a sense of judgement there but if it’s evident, it’s subtle enough to be overlooked.

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No one was harmed in the taking of this photo!

 

5. Cowmoonity Service

We may not always have extra hands to help us but we are not short on encouragement. Our Texas longhorns  are on the job 24/7 and ready to help or hinder any work that needs doing. At least they keep the moomentum going.

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Our young Texas longhorn steer – Maxie Moo

 

6. Cowlicks and Kisses

If a cowlick is equivalent to a kiss, then kisses are abundant.

‘The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.’ Marilyn Monroe

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7. A Sense of Purpose

Love of life, a friend, a partner, a child – all fulfill a sense of purpose.  It’s well documented that Texas longhorn cows are wonderful mothers. They are truly happiest with a calf by their side. Make no mistake, they issue severe discipline too, but their purpose towards the little ones is inspirational.  Every now and then, we see that care extended to others in the longhorn herd too.

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M Arrow Desert Sunrise and her heifer calf

 

Here is a series of photos, ten in all, illustrating what love is to our Texas longhorn cattle and the commitment they exhibit to each other. Few words are necessary.

 

8. Love is Dedication

‘Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willing and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love,’ Leo Buscaglia

Below is an endearing sequence of photographs taken of Snowflake with her calf, Gunner, illustrating how she supported him as he learned to stand for the first time in his own time. (Notice how she uses her legs as well as her nose to support him.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Love is Nurturing Others

‘ Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.’ Lao Tzu

 

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Sitting in America with her calf

 

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GVR Swallowtail’s Bo Peep soaking in the reassurance that her mom has to offer

 

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GVR Desert Rose taking on motherhood for the first time like she has done it before.

 

10. Love is Embracing Others

‘sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.’ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Carley’s Nirvana raises calm calves. Here she is with CV’s Pride who now resides at Dallas ISD, teaching children in the school district. (just have to say, I love the name they give him – my initials are CV)

 

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Carley’s Nirvana consistent in her love

 

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Little lady is a hugger.

 

11. Love is Leading By Example

Love is not what you say, it’s what you do……

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Kristi is the perfect mother cow. She puts all her energy in raising her calf and generously offers more to others. She often fulfills the role of baby sitter to the calves.

 

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Blizzards enjoys reciprical love from her heifer GVR High Storm – a lesson well learned

 

12. Love is Setting Boundaries gently

‘The giving of love is an education in itself’ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Full video on TikTok – here is the link, Watch the video here

 

13. Love is Compassion

‘If you want to be happy, have compassion. It is one of the secrets of inner peace. ‘ Dalai Lama

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14. Love is Patience

…….and cattle have all the time in the world.

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Princess Lea just hanging whilst two babies, Luke and Guadelupe play under her feet.

 

In conclusion

Not everybody will appreciate the complexities that flow through a Texas Longhorn Cattle herd. However, if you have read this far, chances are you have experienced or would like to experience the simplicity, vibrance and joy that resonates within this unique breed of cattle.

For Texas longhorn cattle for sale – visit our SALEBARN here

For additional Good Reads: –

TEXAS LONGHORN HORNS – EVOLUTION REVOLUTION

THE SECRET BEHIND THE POPULARITY OF TEXAS LONGHORN CATTLE

15 AWESOME REASONS WHY RANCHERS RAISE TEXAS LONGHORN CATTLE

ARE TEXAS LONGHORN CATTLE DANGEROUS?

IMMUNE TO A DISEASE WHICH PLAYED A ROLE IN DEPLETING A BREED – HOW?

WHERE IS THE VALUE IN TEXAS LONGHORN CATTLE? 5 CONSIDERATIONS

CONFESSIONS FROM LOVERS OF LONGHORNS

WHAT DO TEXAS LONGHORN CATTLE HAVE IN COMMON WITH A GOLDFISH?


 

Disclaimer: All material noted above is based on our hands- on experience as ranchers, as well as our observations of our own cattle over the years. We have done and continue to do extensive research in order to maintain our herd‘s optimum health. However, all opinions and statements made on our website are meant as guidelines only. We are not qualified statisticians/ veterinarians and urge you to consult a specialist with your concerns. Content of this blog belongs to GVR Longhorns LLC and may not be copied in any form. ©GVRlonghorns.com All rights reserved.

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