Hiking with Tazzy the pig and Reuben the dog on the Page Pond Trail in Meredith, NH.
It's hard when a steer or cow, whom I've spent hours training, doesn't work out. Just like people, as a steer gets older, his nature changes. Some get aggressive and express it by swinging their heads. With horns "out to here," that can be dangerous.
Darkness settled in on me. How could this gentle, friendly calf be dead? What happened? Could it have been prevented? What was she doing on the trail – outside the fence? These questions flooded my mind as tears streamed.