Thursday, July 9, 2009

Meeting the Cows




Brannick and I went to his parent's house in Nebraska for the 4th of July and I finally got to meet the rest of his family...the pet cows! Brannick mom and dad live on 80 acres and have kind of a hobby ranch where they raise 8 cows and harvest hay once a year. I've only ever been to there house in the summer time to help with the hay, and the cows always spend the summer on a big ranch so they can spend "quality time" with a bull, so I've never met the cows. But this time his mom and dad took me to meet the cows, and it was quite an experience. They warned me that the cows might not be as nice and tame as they normally are after being around wild cows so much, but as soon as the cows saw and heard Brannick's parents (and saw the big bag of food they were carrying), they broke from the wild cows and came running. It was so sweet (and kind of weird) to see how much the cows loved Brannick's parents and how affectionate they all were with each other. They all swarmed us, which was a little scary for me at first because I had never been that close to cows, and they are HUGE strong animals.
I didn't even care that they were all covered in flies and slobber because they were so cute and lovable. The funniest part was when it was time to leave and the cows just followed Brannick's dad like he was the pied piper because they wanted to go back home with him. And when they finally realized we were leaving without them they all just started mooing. So now I feel like I have finally met and been accepted by Brannick's whole family, including the cows Oreo, Annabelle, Muffin, Sweet Pea, and four other ones who I can't remember their names.

11 comments:

kathy and eric said...

That's so cute Emily! I never knew cows could be so smart and recognize their "family". Looks like it was a fun experience.

Christi said...

That is so awesome! It looks like they like you :) Hope everything is going well!!

Jeanette said...

Hey Cute short hair! That's really funny. Jeremy wants a cow, like seriously...

Angel said...

That is so cute that they just came running when they heard their voices. I'm glad you have officially been accepted into the family now. :) p.s. your hair looks cute, did you chop it?

Mariah said...

What a fun story! I grew up with a girl who's grandpa raised cows. He died of a heart attack one day and when they found him all the cows were standing around him mooing. Those cows were sad for quite a while after that. It's weird how smart some of the animals, we think are dumb, can be. I agree it's pretty scary getting up close to such HUGE animals...I was always scared they'd step on my foot.

Connie and Brandon said...

haha! funny cows. keep the posts coming...

John and Becky Bowler said...

How fun. :) Cows kind of freak me out...they have odd tongues. (just thought I'd share) I like your haircut. Very cute. :)

Katie said...

Cute hair, goofy story!

Ali said...

I don't know why I didn't search for your blog any earlier...I am glad to have found it now through Angel's links! I'm jealous that you are living in Oregon :) Keep the posts coming so I can keep tabs on your new cute family!!

Andrea and Terrance said...

Hey!! This is Andrea Coombs. I found your blog off of Ali's! Looks like you are having a ball being married. Miss seeing you.

Moeller Fam said...

Hey Aunt Emily! Thanks SO much for the message wishing Ethan a happy birthday! We can't believe he's a year, crazy! We're excited to see you guys for Thanksgiving hopefully! And what's up with not updating your blog? After 5 months, I finally updated ours. It's your turn! Love you guys!