Friday, September 10, 2010


The other night the kids and I headed out to the backyard to read a few books.  We've moved a bench I recently put back together toward the middle of the backyard area.

Here is Bonnie being silly on the bench.  As we were sitting there reading a few books I heard this thudding coming up behind me.  I kind of cringed knowing that wouldn't save us from whatever is coming towards us.  Once the thudding stopped I turned around and there she was.

This is Precious.  She is our neighbors cow but now is our friend too.  She likes to come over anytime she spots us in the pasture. She comes over and we feed her apples from our apple tree.

Well two nights ago Grandpa stopped by and we told him about Precious and our reading books outside.  I secretly think she wanted to be read to also.  So we all headed outside.  Unfortunately Precious was all the over at the other end of her field.

At first we couldn't even see her, but then I spotted her.  We began calling and waving our arms for to her.  We called and called and called.  Even the kids were calling for her.  She walked a little bit away from her barn and feeding area.  Then she saw us and trotted over.  I rarely see cows run but Precious must like us because she ran all the way over to us.  We were all so happy.  We began to reward her with plenty of apples from our tree.

Then Grandpa found some apples too and began feeding her.

Then we thought we should probably go inside, but then she gave us this face. 

So we gave her a few more apples.  But then it was time to go inside and go to bed.  So we all said goodbye.

Never did I think we'd have a big cow as a friend, but we definitely love her.  She shows up now whenever we are outside. 


denverallens said...

That is so cute! I've never known a cow to come running like that. I love it!

Urban Parks said...

Can we visit Precious next time we come up? Or will she be steak by then? A very nice post.

sally said...

Precious has been here for two summers already. I suspect she'll be around a while longer.

quilts and quirks said...

Pics. of Bonnie and Chas are so cute. Cow eyes truly "pull you in". We definitely have to see Precious, the "adorable next door cow."

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

How cute!! Now your kids can draw the cow peeing too:)

Donna said...

Precious can rival Tank for sad eyes!

Krissie said...

I want Precious for a neighbor! I love COWS!!!!

Lonita said...

Awww, how sweet. I love how Chas is waving goodbye to the cow!