I had an appointment today to have #26 slaughtered. Old black angus girl. I've had the appointment since Jan. 2nd, that's how long it takes to get someone out here! So, this morning at the crack of dawn I released #26 from her holding pen and corraled her up in front of the gate so that the truck could back in. I strung electric fence to keep her put. The day before I spent three hours snowblowing snow so that they could back the truck down to the gate. There was alot of snow but it took me forever because I'm battling with a ton of lung issues right now. I called the mobile butcher this morning at 8:30 to make sure I'm on his list for the day. There is no appointment times they just show up sometime during the day. Their system blows but unless I haul the cow 50 miles over the mountain I only have this butcher. If I kill the cow no one will come slaughter it so I'm stuck. un I just called AGAIN and was told they will be here tomorrow at 1:00 to slaughter. I requested and took the entire day off to get this done and i've been blown off by these guys and got a half-a**ed apology. I took the day off because its their policy that an adult be here. I get that, I'm cool with that..... I'm mad as hell that this happened and I got such crappy service after having this appointment for two freaking months! What is so freaking hard about calling and saying "hey we are backed up, looks like we aren't gonna be able to make it today"? After going off on the guy he says that they can do it without me being there. Really dude? How the h*ll do you know which cow I need butchered since I have 25 others in various pens etc., right next to her. You think I only have one angus heifer out here or what? Needless to say I did get them to give me the kill fee for free, so thats $65.00 bucks but that sure doesn't come close to what I lost today waiting for them to show up. Oh yeah, and my kid is freaking out about having to be there to tell them what I want done with some of the beef. I doubt she's going to ask for the liver, tail, tongue, etc. I'm sure some of my attitude is because I haven't had a cigarette in three days now, but still, my hell, is it too much to ask to at least get a call if you can't come rather than finding out five minutes before you close your doors for the day? Thanks for listening to me rant! I needed that!