Meet Dotty. Dotty the cow.
I've written about the cows that live across the street from our house before. I happen to love having them there. I look across at them at least once a day. And I've sheparded my fair of stray cows out of my yard and back into their pasture. I've even been known to slow my car, roll down the window and commune with cows up near the fence line. How do I commune with them? Well, I moo at them of course.
Anyway, back to Dotty.
We noticed Dotty a few weeks ago. Can you guess how we came up with her name? No? Well, look at her. She's got four distinct dots down her side. And not just one side either. BOTH SIDES! Both sides of this bovine beauty have four perfect dots.
So my youngest, Licious, has been wanting to go over and get a closer look at Dotty. On this particular day Dotty was up close to the fence right in front of our house so we grabbed our cameras and crossed the street to get a better look. We scooted through the fence gate and started talking sweet to our lovely cow neighbors.
They stared us down.
Especially this one. This gal was keeping a close eye on me.
Dotty got a little skittish and kept walking farther and farther away. See! Now you can see the matching four dots on her other side. Ain't she cute?
Razor and Licious were patient and tried to avoid jiggy, jaggy and sudden movements that scared Dotty off more.
Licious was particularly good at the sneaky steps.
They ended up getting close enough to Dotty for Licious to get some pictures with her Instax camera. Which are now proudly in her backpack to take to school and share with her class.
And just for the record, I'm glad this one tagged along too because we needed someone to guard the gate from cows dashing to make an easy escape. She said she stayed near the gate cause she didn't want cow poop on her shoes, but I know she was ready to do whatever it took to wrangle any feisty cows.