Sunday, August 28, 2011

How Now Brown Cow

One of the major selling points of our house was the awesome backyard. It may not be big, but it has an awesome view-an old family farm. We're very well aware of the fact that a few year's down the road that land could be sold and used as a new neighborhood, or even a strip mall, and as soon as that happens we're planting tall tress. Until then, we're enjoying the view and all that comes along with it. The view just happens to include cows, and lots of them.

Our new neighbors mentioned it the other night when we were all hanging out. I'd heard rumors of the cows and was pretty stoked to hear them confirmed. They said they come out every month or so, depending on which part of the field the farmer opened. Little did we all know that in about 24 hours the farmer man would be opening the gates!

Early Saturday evening, we were on our way out the door for my birthday supper at Macaroni Grill (nom nom nom) when David took the pup out to go to the bathroom one last. Boy were they in for a surprise! Daisy ran straight to the fence "chicken bawking" up a storm. "Chicken bawking" is Daisy's attempt at being fierce without getting fussed at by us for barking. I should also probably let y'all know that for the past few months Daisy has reverted from fearless puppy to wussy dog. We thought it might have been all the boxes around the apartment and the move. We're still working on toughening up. Suggestions welcome because having a wimp for a dog is flat-out annoying.

Anywho, Daisy started squawking so we went out to investigate and holy canoli, there they were. They were about 10 feet away from the fence, and as soon as they heard the commotion of the dog they turned and trundled over our way. I was amazed at how fast these things moved! They trotted right over to the fence as if we had snacks, and by the looks of them, they'd had a lot of snacks in their day. The closer they came to us, the farther Daisy went back form the fence. She realized pretty quickly they were unafraid of her. Heck, she's smaller than the calves they birth! After about thirty minutes of watching the cows watch us, my tummy started grumbling and we headed out to supper.

Then, this morning at about eight they were back out there. Daisy began her squawking again from the back door since she figured they can't get to her when she's inside. Such a smart one, that dog of ours. Needless to say, it's probably one of the coolest things I've ever seen and I can't wait for them to come back!

 She was totally captivated

 Here they come

 They travel together as you can see

A little love nuzzle

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