The cur dog solution to all your problems

by Kevin on June 30, 2010

A buddy of mine recently told me a story about a bull that they had purchased at the cattle auction. This bull had all the right looks: size, strength, attitude. The problem though, was that the bull had a triple dose of attitude. They got this bull to their ranch and unloaded him and the critter commenced to unloading himself on everyone there. This bull was mean. You couldn’t get near him on foot or on horseback. If I remember right, there was even a lariat rope hanging from this bull’s horns from one such attempt to pen him.

Let me explain something to the Wal-Martians (those that live within 10 minutes of a Wal-Mart and don’t know no better). There are basically three categories of cattle if you will: cows (girls), bulls (boys), steers (boys without beans). Bear with me this becomes important in just a minute.

The animal in question today is a bull. It is a big bull with all his anatomy in big proportions. Let me introduce you to another animal, the black mouth cur dog. Now, if you don’t know what a black mouth cur dog is, just google it or think back to old yeller (he was a black mouth cur). These dogs are the word tough brought to life. Cur dogs are used as cow dogs, hog dogs, hunting dogs and best friends. The word “give up” is not in their vocabulary.

So this bull is giving all these cowboys the fight of their life until one of these cowboys gets mad. He looks around and tells the others, “I am just gonna get the cur dog.” This cowboy walks over to the dog pen and laying there basking in the sun is a dog that probably don’t weigh 75 pounds.

The dog gets up and stretches, preparing himself to enter battle against a bull that has defeated man and horse already. This dog has absolutely no fear of whatever life may bring. They cowboy and dog walk out to where the bull is still wanting to kill someone. Now understand, this is 75 pounds against 2000 pounds. The cowboy looks down at his friend and the world goes quiet. Everyone, including the dog, is waiting on the magical words that will start this gladiator style battle–“Go get him.”

With the go ahead given, this cur dog takes off like a rocket and knows exactly what he has to do. The bull sees an opportunity to kill something and begins his charge at the advancing dog. The cur is unaffected by this advance and nimbly side steps the monster and gets around behind him where he finds two softball size chew toys dangling head high on a cur dog.

The cur latches on to the pair and won’t let go. There is a beller (that’s a bull scream for the Wal-Martians) that is heard two states away. That old bull just kind of stands there in all his shame and glory, not having any idea what to do except stand there.

One of the cowboys goes over and opens the gate to the pen. That cur dog gives a little shake of his head and the bull bellers again and takes off at a gingerly walk. If you have never seen a bull gingerly walk, go get a 3 foot 2X4 board and put it longways between your knees. Take your shoes off and walk through a sticker patch with the board in between your knees. Yep, I think you got the picture.

So, the rest of the story is kind of lame. They pen the bull. He becomes the model citizen of bullville and anytime a cur dog even looks his direction he quivers. How often do our problems resemble a 2000 pound bull that we cannot possibly defeat. We need to have the confidence of the cur dog and know that our Lord will provide us a way out of any situation, maybe two (ha, ha).

Let’s look at Deuteronomy 20:1-4.

1 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. 3 He shall say: “Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. 4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”

No problem or bull is too big for our Lord. Put your trust in him today. You can overcome that problem you are dealing with right now. You just have to figure out you can’t do it and give it to someone who can. Nobody promised it would be easy, but when you trust in God, it is ALWAYS able to be defeated.

Make a decision today to give God all of the problems you have and have the cur dog tenacity to solve them when God gives you the solution.

Have you ever had a problem that God solved real quick that you struggled with for a long time?

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  • Sandra Hunt

    I had an Australian Shepherd that could put a bull anywhere. She broke up a death hold fight between two bulls and never backed off. They can fight without fear as should we.

    When is the book you are writing going to be published?

    • Kevin

      I am working hard at coming up with something kind of new for that. It will be a closer reality when I can go to a publisher and say that 10,000 people read my stuff already. Unfortunately, my readership is A LOT less than that (take off about 2 or 3 zeros). Maybe if we could all get some more people to start posting on here and helping spread the word Cowboy Style, it would be a closer reality.

      If you have any suggestions on what you would read, I would love the input.

  • LOL. This just made my day. Not just b/c of the humor but my own bulls I’ve been facing down lately. Not that God has stepped in and miraculously solved them yet, but I know He will. And I agree with Sandra, don’t you have a book coming out at some point 😉

    • Kevin

      Your post today, people can find it by clicking here, gave me a few ideas about a book. Maybe we should team up together!!

      • BRING IT! I have this great idea for Space Cowboys meets RA Salvatore. I’ll shoot you an e-mail with a rough outline for the “world of the book” 😀

        • Kevin

          I’ll be waiting.

  • I laughed out loud. That was funny! Maybe not for the cowboy type, but I am one of the Wal-martians. I don’t see things like that very often here in my piece of suburbia.

    It’s just a thought but that sounds like a great way to handle the bulls at church as well.

  • Diamond BS

    LOVED IT! Can’t wait to get my hands on several copies of these books.

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