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!

OH! BLAAA-AAAH!!!'

 

'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

Keith,
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
Martin

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keith jeffries

Thu 16th May 2019 19:31

Cynthia,

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.

Thanks
Keith

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 16th May 2019 19:18

Associative thinking - after the comments on 'STICKS'.

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