Scary - head stuck in the gate :(
We always knew our animals would become part of our family but when something happens to scare you out of your wits you realize even more just how much they are a part of your family and life.
This afternoon our children discovered Miss Moo with her head stuck in one side of her stall, which is an old cattle gate. When they found her she was either going limp from shock and exhaustion or dying. For a very brief time we thought we were going to lose her. I cried and could still cry. I mean she's just a cow, right? But she's not. She's OUR cow. She's our FAMILY cow. We LOVE her.
Thankfully, my husband and older children were able to get her unstuck. Within a few minutes she wanted to eat again and was fine. We called the vet out but feel a little silly for doing so because he looked at her, saw her few cuts on her neck/shoulder and pronounced, "She's fine. Give her hay, but easy on the grain." Apparently, grain when cows are stressed can cause an upset tummy. And that was that.
The thing is it had only been an hour since someone had been out in the barn. Just like with children, things can happen so fast. Our dog and horse both were making a rukus but we could not hear their commotion due to the distance between the house and barn. :(
So grateful the children found her when they did and that she's ok.