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by Baxter Black 

Betty said her dad had a bull that kept jumpin’ the fence. She wondered if I knew any surefire cures for fence jumpin’ bulls. I asked her what they’d tried already.

“Well,” she said, “One of Fred’s friends (Fred was her dad) suggested tyin’ a chain to the ring in his nose. So Dad did, a ten-foot log chain. Didn’t faze him! That bull could stand flat-footed and jump a five-wire fence!

“Dad improved on the idea by wiring a ten pound window weight to the end of the chain.”


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