I follow several ‘Western’ blogs and I am enthralled by stories about the adventures of cowboys.

Cowboys are a little like me – they herd cows and I herd sheep. Actually I only herd one sheep (my one-sheep-flock) but I like to think that I have earned the honorary title of ‘cowgirl’.

On my visit to the forest yesterday I came across a cow and thought I would use the opportunity to practice my herding techniques on something larger than my one-sheep-flock.

All was going smoothly until I got a little close.


Calm down cow – haven’t you seen a fluffy cowgirl before?

Now I know why cowboys call cattle ‘ornery’.

P.S. The cow was tethered so could not stampede very far!