by Patricia Feager, 8/14/2017
Having a residential property under contract in Justin, Texas has given me a chance to get out of my city comfort zone and into the animal kingdom on the farm. I have enjoyed seeing buffalo, cows, donkeys, bulls, and horses too. Here are the latest photos I took of a cows eye, the bull (I just couldn't capture a bulls eye), donkey, and some cow hide.
Odd as they may look, they were all just as curious to see me. We made each other vulnerable, except of course for cow hide, I just couldn't get her face! The fact that they made themselves available to greet me (or eat me) tells me (at least I want to believe) we can be sociably connected to the animal kingdom.
Donkey boy seemed to be most willing to get social with me. However, I kept my distance. The donkey runs gracefully to greet you! I enjoyed its company. Cow was not particularly crazy about me, but did come up to the barbed wire fence to poke its head out, touching the ground between barbed wire. Cow kept an eye on me the entire time.
Farm animals are magnificent creatures, so beautiful too. But I dare not challenge the bull. Bull's eye never stopped watching me. Yet, I was intrigued by their communication, suggesting that language barrier is possible. Spending enough time these past few weeks, driving down the country roads, stopping along the road sides to greet them, I'm convinced sound, smell, and gestures is universal to both humans and animals.
Patricia's Tip for the Day
©Oh give me a home where the heart seldom roams and the heart is as happy can be!