21 September, 2007

vague memory....

Thursday, 13 September 2007

I have a vague memory of being chased by a cow at one point in my life. I was with one or both of my sisters and we were crossing a field and then a cow or maybe a bull came at us and we fled to safety over a fence, after being scared shitless. This memory came back to me as I was walking down to the area where we throw the leftover food. There are 5 cows here roaming around the same area and I had to pass through them. As I walked in their area, one of them stopped eating and just looked at me. I gathered up my mental strength (as I estimated how long it would take me to make a mad dash to safety) and said “hi cow, how’s the grass this morning”. She just looked at me and then continued eating. I jumped over the fence to continue on to the bio-refuse. I then realized that there were a lot of old apples in the bucket I was carrying, so behind the safety of the fence, I tossed an apple to one of the cows. She just stared at me and then after careful inspection, she ate the fruit.

Then her big cow friends wanted one as qwll so I threw the apples to them one by one…as they moved closer to me. Finally the apples were gone and I was ready to walk back to the house but the cows were standing firm begging for more. I thought, shit, now they will attack me…why didn’t I leave a couple for the way back! I walked around one of the teepees and waited for them to forget about me and the apples. Since they are cows after all, they soon forgot why they were standing there and started walking the other way and I made my way back to the house. I hope they don’t remember the apple girl and chase me down the next time I come out. Maybe I will have to start scouring the area for wild apples…

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