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I did some puzzles that I think you will like.
Hi Heidi-of-the-melty-watches. Haven't seen you or the pups over in Bugosiland for a while. We miss your progress reports and tales of pointy little teeth! They must be almost 4 months old now, eh? Looking a little like dogs!
I hate to use a cliche, but it really is a win-win situation for both parties.
Temple Grandin did not develop the squeeze chute, but she did make major improvements on the design of handling facilities and techniques to make it much less stressful on both cattle and people. Her common sense and kind techniques are taught to cattlemen all over the country by films at local Cattlemen's meetings. I think everything she teaches shows a very good understanding of animal behavior and should have been implemented a LONG time ago. Because, when you get the cattle to do what you want them to do, and have them think that they're doing what THEY want to do, nobody gets hurt and the job gets done quicker.
Yes, Pdev, that device is called a "squeeze chute," and it is used to hold the animal for doctoring or whatever is needed.
That sure is a nice plate. And a fun puzzle, Heidi. Thanks.
I really like the plate! (Don't tell my two daughters, the vegetarians...) The contraption at the very bottom looks like something Temple Grandin might have designed to help the cattle feel more secure during whatever procedure it is used for. And it's interesting that she, who has autism, and who always says that she thinks and feels much more like an animal would, in images and emotions and with her senses, than a word-oriented human does, and who therefore feels closer to them than to humans, is a carnivore.
That is a mouthwatering plate Heidi!