The silly cow tale
‘Come out of there you silly cow!’ I said politely, but the cow just stared rudely back at me.
I spotted the heavily pregnant cow in a pond near our home for waifs and strays.
'Are you having a water birth?’ I said, joking of course! She just snorted through her nose and stared at me.
I reached for my camera that was, as usual, hanging around my neck and click. ‘Got you!’ I said excitedly. ‘Now come out of there before you get foot rot!’
‘It’s cooler in the water!’ The voice startled me but thankfully it didn’t come from the cow’s mouth. I turned around and saw a man holding a camera with an incredible lens (obviously a professional) smiling as if I had said something odd. I said very little, nodded at the cow and made a quick getaway.
Later as I passed the pond again, there was no cow to be seen and for a moment my heart sank at the thought of it drowning. How stupid I was, to be intimidated by a man and his camera. Now, the poor cow had probably drowned and it was all my fault!
I turned, full of guilt, towards the car and came face to face, yet again, with the silly old cow that lived to tell the tale.