Until now that is.
Yesterday hubby put a calf weaner on Pumba (post to come) and this evening I went out to milk. Pearl was hesitant and a little aggravated at having to be in the stanchion so long. She didn't kick, but she did pee and poop. When she finally let down I was able to easily milk the two quarters on the left. I got some out of a quarter on the right, but she wasn't going to let down for me. After what seemed like forever, my hands got to the point that I physically couldn't milk anymore.
Hopefully tomorrow morning Pearl will be more willing also. She will have to get used to it or milking time is going to be a nightmare.
Some people can milk 4 gallons in ten minutes. While I won't ever get 4 gallons at a time from a Dexter, I hope that soon I can milk her out in that amount of time. Life would be so much easier for both of us if I could.