It’s amazing how your occupation can affect your sleep. Engineers might dream about their machines malfunctioning or breaking down all at once. A marriage counsellor’s bad dream is probably when none of the couples are willing to come together. Construction workers may dream their building is falling down. Moms tend to dream their child is in danger. Electricians possibly dream of accidentally touching that hot wire. Dairy farmers’ dreams sometimes include getting chased by a bull. “Why” you ask? It’s because in all of these professions they’ve probably either experienced it or something very close to it. We have a few stories of being chased by bulls (not just in our dreams).
In every occupation you learn the “hazards of the job”. You tend to develop a healthy respect for those dangers too. This is a good thing. Otherwise, our occupational death toll would be astoundingly higher. When it comes to an adult bull, they are pretty much 1500+ pounds of muscle. They can run quite fast also. An angry bull is nothing to trifle with!
Dairy farmers know to respect the bull and be aware of their demeanor. Not all bulls are mean, as you can tell from the above picture. Experience has taught us that about all bulls start out friendly. It’s when they get older and are with a group of cows that they have a tendency to think they are the “Protector of the Herd”. Bulls are an excellent example of alpha-male mentality.
On Wednesday we’ll share one of our “bull stories” with you. What do your bad dreams consist of? Do you have a “bull story”? We really enjoy hearing from you.