It's really the story about a cow.
I often read about the wonders of connectivity, networking, uniting, and referring. How being a Rain Maker can change your profitability in the Real Estate Market. Lots of success stories, remarkable, and true. Exciting stuff! My Active Rain story is slightly different. It is a story about a cow.
And a Rain Maker and good friend Robert Twaron. I am not sure how we found each other, or if he found me, or I found him first - but somewhere, somehow Robert and I connected and started reading and commenting on each others writings. A prolific blogger and creative writer, I was drawn into Robert's stories of Texas, homesteads, relocation's and yes - his cows. Not just any cows, but special Wagyu Beef Cows.
It was around about this time that my 4 year old daughter called me from Thompson Manitoba to declare she had started Lariat practicing, and was wanting to someday have a pet cow.
"But what would you do with a pet cow, Abby?" Gramma Sharon politely asked. Abby paused, momentarily, then declared in the self righteous, proud voice that only an innocent child can muster "I'm gonna lasso him, hog tie him, tattoo him and deworm him, Gramma." "Every day, Abby?" I responded incredulously. "No, Gramma!!" Abby scolded "just when I am practicing!! Mostly I will just play cow with him."
And that is how my Active Rain success story took flight. An email, a phone call, an excited declaration - and a promise. In the spring of 2012, a Wagyu cow will be born, and at 3 months of age, when it is around 60 lbs, he will put him/her in a dog kennel, buy a plane ticket to Manitoba - and Abby, my granddaughter will have her pet cow.