Bovine a bear at heart
Spencer Morris has the makings of a farmer.
At eight years old, the Donnybrook boy is working tirelessly preparing cattle from his family’s stud at the Perth Royal Show.
The early signs are good, with the 725kg Limousin bull Lethal Weapon being putty in Spencer’s hands.
“We nickname Lethal Weapon Teddy Bear because he is dopey and quiet — the kids have been able to lead him since he was four months old,” Spencer’s father James Morris said yesterday.
“Spencer does all the ground work with Lethal Weapon, washing, brushing and teaching him to lead before the show.
“He tells me he wants to be a farmer when he grows up.”
Spencer and his sister Libby, 10, are spending their first year enjoying the action at the show.
It is the 19th year the Morris family have showcased their cattle at the Show, but Libby and Spencer are usually back home before it begins.
“They were very excited because it is the first year they are staying,” Mr Morris said.
“They are awake every day at 5am and in bed by 9 or 10pm.”
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