Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

All things Hairy And Warm......


Have you ever stepped into a pen of dairy cows?? Well, this is what it feels like after about 3 minutes later because first they shy away. But then, with nervous curiosity they all slowly come forward, step-by-patient -step, moving together, lowering their sweet heads and their drooling chins, stretching their necks and noses to the safest point toward you to just get a whiff of the new "cow". And if you stand really still, you will have the unique privilege of feeling huffing, wild breath, moist and musty, the embrace of all things hairy and warm, and you will be part of an earthy, ancient dance of comradeship - that will be broken with nothing more than a sniffle or sneeze or the click of your camera.
I was there. And wanted to remember.

8 comments:

ooglebloops said...

:>)

Linda B said...

Oh, Holsteins! They used to live here. Love the Art.

Poetic Artist said...

This was so much fun..I have always been a little afraid of cows. When they were getting to close.. Maybe I need to take a better view..I love this..
Katelen

Carol Anne Strange said...

You've captured both their gentleness and curiosity. Lovely! x

Deborah said...

Such a great post! Not only the art but the writing as well! I am afraid of cows for some reason even though my daddy had at least a couple the whole time I was growing up. He even worked on a dairy farm once, but it just wasn't my thing...cows are so beautiful and I can't imagine living anywhere without seeing cows in the fields.

Odd Chick said...

By the way, entering a pen of beef cattle or pasture fed cattle is not recommended. This happens with our local dairy cows because they've been raised in astrocious little "cages" and pens all their lives - consequently, you get the lack of fight or flight and more of the innocent curiousity.

Kimmie said...

thanks for letting me be there too - with both words and image .... amazing!

The Victorious place said...

Reading and looking at the art work made it feel like I just stepped into you picture. Nicely done.