Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Baxter Black

On The Edge Of Common Sense

Working Mothers


Pam and I were having a deep discussion on cow psychology.  Subjects such as horn envy, chuteaphobia, the empty nest syndrome at weaning time and unsightly hair on udders. Then she brought up a subject that I have wondered about myself, even as a cross-species problem; females working together in a tight community.

We all know the tension that occurs when you put a new mare into the herd, or buy a new blue heeler bitch and bring her home to meet the other dogs, or put six mothers of second-graders in a small room with the objective of picking out new school colors.

Then she brought up, ho...

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