An Utterly Great Walk

So I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Just to warn you, this is total proof of what a geek I am. But I’ll tell you anyways.

I really like cows.

I think they’re awesome. I don’t know if it’s their gentle disposition, their quirky curiosity, or the fact that I grew up listening to stories from my mom about how she grew up on a cow farm. Either way, I have a soft spot for them. (Ok, maybe I even have frequent daydreams about the day I own a cow farm.)

And fortunately, I get my cow-fix every spring through fall when I walk the little spaniel pup (who I totally LOVE), Sasha. See, she lives near Spring Hill Farm and our walk-of-choice is down a dirt road that follows along the cow field. Come spring, the field becomes the home of a herd of cows who Sasha, Elsa, Reese, and I love to visit. The pups learn to look for the cows, the cows learn to enjoy our company, and within no time I literally have cows running (yes, cows run!) to keep up with us on our walk!

So in celebration of the arrival of a new herd, and to prove my true geek-ness to you all, I’d like to share some pictures that I took of our most recent visit with my cows.

Sasha’s got a smile on her face as we make our way towards our hoofed friends
Sasha’s got a smile on her face as we make our way towards our hoofed friends
Time to speed up, we see them!
Time to speed up, we see them!
And our cows catch sight of us
And our cows catch sight of us
Reesie with her friends
Reesie with her friends
Saying hello
Saying hello
Trying to get a closer look of the Collie
Trying to get a closer look of the Collie
Got anything for us to eat?
Got anything for us to eat?
Ok maybe I bribed them to like me by feeding them some of the tasty grass on our side of the fence
Ok maybe I bribed them to like me by feeding them some of the tasty grass on our side of the fence
Following the pups
Following the pups
And saying hello
And saying hello
Reese likes to believe she’s a herding dog
Reese likes to believe she’s a herding dog
We began to head back and the cows gladly followed
We began to head back and the cows gladly followed

More cowsBlack and white cows

Running to keep up with us!
Running to keep up with us!
How can you not love that face??
How can you not love that face??

Black and white cow face picture

Yum
Yum
Getting a scratch
Getting a scratch
And trying a taste of a tree branch
And trying a taste of a tree branch
Friends
Friends
Happy dog!
Happy dog!

Collies Walking Together

Reese decided to run out to the cows one last time to say goodbye.
Reese decided to run out to the cows one last time to say goodbye.

 

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