Cows are funny creatures

When I encounter them I get all sorts of reactions. Some are shy and scurry out of the way. Others are indifferent and just ignore me. When I meet one on a trail they act very possessive as though they don’t want to give way to some scrawny human who probably weighs close to 2000 lbs. less than them. The technique I have found that makes them give way to me is to cross my walking poles, point them right at the. Ow blocking the trail and clack them together repeatedly. For some reason they don’t like that and will yield the ROW to me.

This group was different. Usually if there are several in a field at the most one or two will show mild interest in me by doing no more than turning their head to look at me. In this field, though, there were about a dozed cows and every one gazed at me intently and followed my every move. The big girl on the right started trotting toward me from the far side of the field. All I could think of was the article Mike Roark sent me about a woman being attacked by a cow in a Swiss field. She finally stopped about 5′ from me and we became great friends.

4 thoughts on “Cows are funny creatures

  1. Hey, you met my Mother.
    Looks like her.
    From your description, acts like her.
    But I bet the cow has Roark’s laugh.

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