We took the casts off of Shadow’s forelegs today. As expected, Princess was the helicopter-mama, hovering over us as I held her getting-bigger-by-the-day calf while Hubby cut off the wrappings. Fortunately, Shadow is used to us messing with him, and he only struggled once, at which time I realized that he’s grown so strong that he can almost lift me off the ground.
When we let him up, he just stood there for a few moments, getting used to his cast-free, now-straight limbs. Then—very uncharacteristically for such a big, mature, slow-moving cow--Princess playfully took off around the corral, bucking! It seemed for all the world like she knew that everything was finally okay with her little guy, and she wanted to celebrate. For his part, Shadow commemorated the occasion with some lunch!
“The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy!” –ISAIAH 35:6a (NLT)