It wasn't more than a half hour later and he returned to get two more dogs and told me the story. This cow was mean and ornery and had brushed up in the arrow weed. He had roped her off his horse and sent the dogs into the brush to bring her out. She wasn't budging so he took the two fresh dogs with him for a total of four dogs. He was going to show that old cow - she had better get in the trailer or she was going to be chewed to pieces!
I continued to saddle my training horses and go about my daily work, when no sooner did Justy show up again and asked for Snugs. His dogs were not getting the job done. As much as he despised Snugs at times for chewing the ears off his cattle, he needed the toughest dog on the ranch.
So I agreed to bring Snugs down and away we went. As soon as we got there I untethered Snugs from the back of the pick up and asked Justy where to send him. He pointed to the dense arrow weed and made a skiitlehimup sound - ssssskkkkiiitttllehhhmmuuppp, sssshhhhhh, get'm snookum snickers snuggles and away he flew, disappearing into the thick brush. Within seconds you could hear the bawling sound of the cow and the brush crackling.
Justy was on his horse and holding the end of his lariat when suddenly the cow came busting out of the arrow weed with Snugs attached to her nose! She shook violently, trying to throw him off. Snugs was relentless and held on. Justy moved into position and threw the end of the rope to me to quick feed it through the slats in the trailer side. I got it done and got the rope back to him. He took a daly to the saddle horn and held fast. The cow jumped into the trailer and was able to rid herself of Snugs while I quickly flung the trailer door shut and latched it.
Whew! Snugs saved the day! Four dogs could not accomplish what one Snugs could - he was our hero! The dog with the brave heart!