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As Sure-footed as a…. Bank Cow?!

Today I finally had some time to #relax from what was a crazy week. No, I didn’t launch my super #hero career, but instead I was #driving to and from the #hospital as my wife’s currently there “relaxing” before the #birth of our second child.

As I sat down on a rather windy afternoon I was watching the cows in the field opposite. Firstly I wondered how they knew to stick together and who the “leader” was.

As I was watching ‘Danger Cow’ came forth. This small cow (not a calf or adult, the cow equivalent of a youngster) seemed determined to eat the grass growing closest to the water on the river bank.

I rose from my seat and watched with more #interest now, mostly as I had never seen a cow fall into a river before. I was astonished at how this large beast balanced so elegantly, and though it lost its footing on a few occasions, it managed to stay dry.

As time passed the cows went on their usual walk and were soon out of sight - but one stayed behind, and yes… you guessed it… It was Danger Cow! I pondered if this cow was just more confident and didn’t need to follow, or if it didn’t get on with the rest of the herd, or what the story was?

Then I had a thought, if we try new things however tricky they may seem and don’t just follow the crowd like sheep, that’s often when people notice us for who we are.


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