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ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE: Cow Disturber

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE: Cow Disturber
Baxter Black

McGraw posed an interesting question.  If a cowboy herds a herd of cattle, we call him a herder.  If a sheepman herds a flock of sheep, he’s still a herder.  Why isn’t he called a flocker?

Oley has always referred to himself as a cow disturber.  I think that is an accurate description of what cowboys do.  The definition of disturb is: to annoy or disrupt.

“Where ya goin’, Bill?”

“I’m gonna go check the cows.”  ...




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