Bossy Boots!

'Never step on a cow pat because it looks hard.

It might be just crusty with poo-soup inside.'

I warned my younger sister

As we crossed Grandpa's pasture.


She scowled, and ran ahead

Looking back with disdain.

'You think you know everything!



'I TOLD you!

I'm NOT laughing!'

And I really wasn't.

She expected me to clean her up.





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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 17th May 2019 15:51

Keith, cows can be aggressive, no two ways about it. A small herd gave my husband a good scare some years back. At a holiday home, walking from the farmhouse to the road, passing through their pasture. An odd situation for a 'guest house'! Maybe they sensed that he was nervous. I remember laughing, but, really, they did not look amused.

And I was sorry I had laughed. I do recall saying, 'Don't run!' But we picked up our pace substantially. Safely. Bad-tempered cows were new to me! They are HUGE animals.

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Don Matthews

Thu 16th May 2019 23:16

This almost invites a poem of your own. Called 'Shit!' ??

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Martin Elder

Thu 16th May 2019 22:04

I can imagine this happening Cynthia. I have stepped in said pats myself many years ago believing much the same, Good to see you posting hope you are well. Look forward to bumping into you again soon

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keith jeffries

Thu 16th May 2019 19:31


how amusing except for your job of cleaning up the mess. Recently my partner and I were walking our dogs in a nearby field when we encountered a herd of those who produce this substance. They began to follow us with looks of determination. We broke into a trot and then a canter as the cows also increased their pace. The dogs became alarmed and fortuitously we arrived at a stile where there was an unseemingly clambering to escape the bovine menace. Fortunately we encountered none of their substance but were propelled home to produce some of our own.


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 16th May 2019 19:18

Associative thinking - after the comments on 'STICKS'.

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