Sunday, March 21, 2010

More calves

The other day I posted a picture of one of the cute calves that have been gamboling around the pasture out where I board my horse. They were all out today, enjoying the weather, playing and harassing their mothers.

Black cow and calf

There are a bunch of all-black calves, but there is one with a cute white face and a black-speckled nose. Her name is Sally.

White-faced calf


White-faced calf

I'm guessing Sally is more of a pet, since the others have numbers on their tags instead of names. Also Sally seems a little bit less afraid of people, like she's being handled by someone. She didn't come up to me, but she thought about it a whole lot harder than the others.

The calves are ridiculously cute, especially the way they play — just like puppies. One was chasing its mother, bouncing around at her heels as she plodded along, clearly unconcerned. Another ran behind its mother and peered at me from behind her legs when I came closer to the fence. Wish I'd gotten a picture of that!

Panama is really interested in the cows. Today I took him up to the fence and he sniffed noses with one before she snorted and backed away, but I think she was more scared of me than him. When I tried to lead Panama away, he didn't want to go! Sometimes I wonder if he'd enjoy life as a cow pony...

We had an exciting day today, so stay tuned for some more pictures!



At March 22, 2010 at 6:59 AM, Blogger Sydney said...

Hehe I love the baby cows.

At March 23, 2010 at 11:31 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

They are adorable! Today when I was out there two of them were playing by head-butting one another. It reminded me of arm wrestling. Too cute. :o)


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