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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:15 PM
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Must be spring. First dogie in the yard.
For you city slickers, a dogie is a motherless calf. Most years we have one or two that get orphaned and have to be bottle fed. We usually keep them in the yard the first few months for our convenience. Not sure what happened to this one's mother, we haven't found her (dead or alive) yet. Sometimes they get hit by cars or trains. Once in a while they just abandon the calves. Those kind need to get made into hamburger real fast. Sometimes they get weak and dogs or coyotes get them, usually both die then, but occasionally a baby is real strong and will get away - if it is lucky we will find it or next best is finding another tolerant mama that will share, although with range cattle, milk is pretty limited and both calves tend to be kind of shitty when two are on one cow.







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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:20 PM
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1. That is a pretty little calf.
Bottle feeding them is always fun. And when they are really hungry, look out.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:25 PM
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3. yep - took two tries before she got it, now she is at the door waiting
- dogie is the old term, my kids made up a "kid" name when they were younger - whappies. Because that is the sound of those tails as they attack the bottle. I sometimes catch myself saying whappy instead of dogie and get funny looks from folks at the feed store.
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nutsnberries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:05 PM
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18. yeah. she is pretty. i like the way she can
pick her nose with her tongue. cute!


i'm gonna try. wait.


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i think i can almost do it.


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i've got it. sorta.

look



... you didn't look fast enough. i've lost it.

:(



grrr.


but tag. you're it!




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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:23 PM
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2. I remember singing a song in elementary school
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:24 PM by Roon
called "Get along little dogie"...and that is the only reason I know what a dogie is!
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:39 PM
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8. I think the song was "The Last Roundup". I remember it too!
I'm head in' for the last round up
gonna saddle old Paint for the last time and ride
So long old pal
it's time your tears were dried
I'm head'n in' for the last round up
Git along
little dogie
git a long

git along
git along
little dogie
git along.
Git along
little dogie
git along

git along
git along
little dogie
git along!
I'm head in' for the last round up
To the far away ranch of the Boss in the sky.
Where the stray's are counted and branded
there go I
I'm head in' for the last round up.

I'm head in' for the last round up
gonna saddle old Paint for the last time and ride
So long old pal
it's time your tears were dried
I'm head'n in' for the last round up
Git along
little dogie
git a long

git along
git along
little dogie
git along.
Git along
little dogie
git along

git along
git along
little dogie
git along!
I'm head in' for the last round up
To the far away ranch of the Boss in the sky.
Where the stray's are counted and branded
there go I
I'm head in' for the last round up.
Git along
little dogie
git along.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:46 PM
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9. Ok, that's probably the song
:wave:
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:20 PM
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15. Might have been this one
Little kids love the refrain

Whoopi Ti Yi Yo, get along little dogie"

: Dogies Lament
: As I was out walkin' one mornin' for pleasure
: I spied a cowpuncher a-ridin along
: His hat was throwed back and hie spurs were a-jingling
: And as he approached, he was singin' this song

: Chorus:
: Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, get along you little dogie's
: It's your misfortune and none of my own
: Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, get along you little dogie's
: You know that Wyoming will be your new home


: It's early in the spring when we round up the dogies
: We mark 'em and brand 'em and bob off their tails
: We round up the horses, load up the chuck-wagon,
: Then send the dogies out on the long trail.

: Chorus

: Your mother was raised away down in Texas,
: Where the gipsom weed and the 'sanders grow
: We'll feed you up on prickly-pear and choya
: And then send you loapin' to old Idaho

: Chorus

Musicology:
This song was first noted down by Owen Wister in his Journal, February, 1893, at Brownwood, Texas. "I have come upon a unique song... and I transcribe it faithfully. Only a cowboy could have produced such an effusion. It has the earmark of entire genuineness."

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"Whoopi ti yi yo, git along, little dogie." That song is a direct descendant of an old Irish tune called "The Old Man's Lament." Even the tune is almost intact. But it is a true cowboy folk song. No one knows who the author is. It was made up by lots of people. Somebody started it, and they just kept adding to it and taking away from it, depending on the locale. The Montana cowboy might have a few more verses to add. That is the true folk process. The Irish song was about a fatherless child, so they took that fatherless child and turned it into a motherless calf. "Dogie" is a short abbreviation for dough guts, which is a calf without a mother, with a swelled little tummy so it looked like a sack of sourdough. So they called 'em dough guts, or dough-gies, not doggies.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:35 PM
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16. ha - thanks - never knew where dogie originated
funny how you use words all the time without knowing the origins.
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nutsnberries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:55 PM
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17. we were taught that song in Music class- 1st or 2nd grade. (c. 1968)
we didn't read the lyrics, we just sang it after hearing it and I could never understand why we were calling baby cows *doggies*/dogies? Then I saw this thread and read the work "dogie". I wondered if this is what we were singing about...
Now, here are the lyrics. wow.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:08 PM
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19. Well I learned in 1st and 2nd grade...
HOW TO.......














WAIT FOR IT!!!!!!
















HERE IT COMES!!!!!!!
















IT IS CLOSE!!!!!!














TAG!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!












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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:27 PM
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4. What a sweetie!
Good for you for caring for the orphans.
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laheina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:34 PM
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5. Babies are the cutest.
Those pictures are adorable! Thank you. :hi:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:36 PM
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6. "Those kind need to get made into hamburger real fast."
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:39 PM
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7. nevermind
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:49 PM by Beaverhausen
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:46 PM
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10. I was just quoting
the OP. I hoped folks would get the idea. I don't think I have clearance to be disagreeable on stuff like this.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:48 PM
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11. oh dang- I missed that sentence.
I'm going to edit now...

I just thought you were being sarcastic...
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:51 PM
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12. Poor little babies. They are going to end up as hamburger
in the end, especially if they are assimilated back into a herd.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:00 PM
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13. nah - she is a she and I am too damn sentimental for my own good
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:02 PM by Kali
she will more than likely grow up to be a pesty pet cow, always getting in the way and not afraid of anybody - coming in the yard for 15 -20 years whenever somebody leaves the gate open and eating all the flowers....
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:10 PM
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14. Yeah, fortunatly, I can still make the important decisions myself

A mother cow that abandons her calf is good for hamburger, and not much else.

Of course nature would take care of that genetic line as well, sooner or later. I'm probably hampering things by keeping the offspring alive. But I can't help myself. Too cute.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:25 PM
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20. Awwwww! So adorable!
I love little baby cows. They're so cute.
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:24 PM
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21. Heemmmm, Heeemmm (throat clearing noises)
Oh, I can't get a long little dogie,
I can't even get one that's small.
I can't get a long little dogie,
No, I can't get no dogie at all.

We'd bottle feed until there was a stillborn or a calf died during calving. We's skin a patch off the dead calf, tie it onto the bottle calf like a saddle, smear afterbirth all over the bottle calf and introduce the cow to her calf. Sometimes they seemed surprised by the size LOL.

Can't do that with range cattle, though.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:21 PM
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23. I have only tried to put a bottle calf back onto a cow one time
and that was after only two days and it's own mother. The mother cow was quite old and had gotten bogged down in mud, we pulled her out and right then the calf popped out too! Mama was really weak and couldn't stand so we hauled the calf home and figured the cow would be dead by morning. Next day went down to check and she was up eating hay and looking for her calf! So we took it back down and they ended up ok. They were descendants of a Scottish Highlander my Grandfather had bought as kind of a joke, and that calf grew up to be a wonderful cow; she had a touch of brahma, some hereford and limousin, solid red, at least a 1000 lbs - beautiful horns and those funky highlander ears.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:29 PM
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22. She is BEAUTIFUL.
My god. I can't remember when I've ever seen photos of a more beautiful animal.

I knew what a dogie was from reading Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's memoir of growing up on a cattle ranch -- a very good book; I recommend it highly. In fact, I think I'll read it again tomorrow. Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
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