Good Saturday LindaGHill is here with our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wild animal.” Choose a wild animal (or many wild animals) and use it any way you’d like in your post. Enjoy!
I know cows are not wild animals but as far as I am concerned they are wild enough for me ….I am terrified of cows.
Reason one being nearly trampled to death!
Over fifty years ago Hubby and I, not long married when to stay at my brother’s house in Wiltshire so we could have a short break.
We were out and about on the second day walking around the surrounding area. We took a footpath that was just below the brow of a hill. All of a sudden we heard a rumbling, we looked toward the brow of the hill just in time to see a herd of cows charging straight for us.
To our horror they were moving at high speed. Luckily for us there was a bush not far from us. We dashed to the bush and pushed our way into it!
The next minute felt like an eternity as the cows thundered around us, we felt the ground shake, their hot breath was on us and we could feel them brush by us! Honestly it was awful but we both survived unscathed! Neither of us have ever got over it!
Secondly when we were on holiday in Wales just pre-pandemic we stayed at a beautiful cottage on a farm. We had taken Ruby with us…bless she could still walk then. There were plenty of lovely places to visit and lovely walks for Ruby.
One afternoon I took Ruby up the lane to have a trot on the common…. The sheep were not out so I thought, good and I let Ruby off her lead. As we walked a little way on the common I noticed about five or six cows on the far side of the green expanse.
All went well, I kept to my side of the common and the cows to their side. Then I noticed one of the cows had huge horns was watching Ruby and I . So I decided that Ruby and I would head back to the cottage.
What I didn’t realise was that the cow that was watching me was actually a bull. …he decided to come over and investigate who we were! His four lady friends came with him!
Well Ruby was so excited she loves all animals , in my panic I thought I had lost Ruby’s lead so I grabbed her collar and headed across the common toward the cattle grid and safety!
Well the bull and his friends caught us up and once again in my life I had cows jostling me… honestly and this time a bull too! They were breathing down my neck and the bull was actually nudging me.
Well we got off the green in one piece and Ruby really did not want to leave her new friends.
When I got back to the cottage the farmer’s wife was outside watering the flowers… She smiled at me then said, “You look pale my dear” I told what had happened and she laughed!
“Oh! That’s Ben … he’s twelve years old and so gentle… When he was born my husband was very ill and didn’t get him registered in time. Well that meant they could not breed him or sell him so he was castrated and he’s a pet really” well he scared me.
I could tell you about the horses in Wales or the Swans in Devon but I have traumatized myself enough for one day.
Oh! The lead I thought I’d lost , when I got in hubby made me a cuppa while I told him what had happened and I said and on top of all that I’ve lost the lead. Hubby laughed at me and said, “that pink leaf around your neck?”