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Love it. I’ve had almost exactly this conversation with cows 😂

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I was cornered by some cows once. I was wearing a grey and white striped top and I think they must have decided I was an errant calf.

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This is where I clearly went wrong. I tried crossing without the conversation. The cows started chasing me! Love the cow called Geoff!

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May 25Liked by Tom Cox

If I ever have a pet cow I shall call her Geoff!

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This is exactly what I needed to read.

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May 26Liked by Tom Cox

I loved 'Notebook'.

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I have had conversations like this with cows. Mainly menacing body-language on their part.

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This is a great book, highly recommended!

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That’s a great story! I shared it with a friend who raises cows.

Your encounter with cows reminded me of my own encounter many years ago. There were five of us running up Old Waterford Rd, which goes past at least one farm with cows. They always look so peaceful, just grazing away. That particular day, though, what should we see but an errant calf trotting down the road. We were pretty sure we knew where he lived and we were determined to turn him ‘round and take him home.

We jumped in front of him, yelled and waved our arms at him, and tried to grab him and turn him around. He didn’t even blink. He didn’t make eye contact; he just kept plowing ahead.

That calf was most definitely on a mission and five women weren’t going to stop him.

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I don’t know if the photo is of the event, or just an illustration. I am not a vet, but I am pretty sure those are bullocks not cows. Statistically less dangerous than cows, but more likely to be called Geoff I suppose...

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