Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Bovines

Whenever we take the drive from Arcata to Eureka we pass through pasture lands for dairy cows. We often see hundreds of cows as we go zooming by.
I'll confess that we always say hello and MOO to them as we drive past. They probably know us by now.

The other day on one of the trips to take my mom to the dentist, we saw something that was definitely not cow. It was bovine for sure.
We drove past, waved, said "hello buffalo," but we didn't know what sound to make. We'll have to find out! Ah, a new project. (Just found the sound a bison makes. Wow! I don't think we can do that one.)

Hope you are all well and recovering from the election. We're still waking in the night with dread and fear.

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  1. HA! That is most certainly not an attractive sound. Thanks for the link!

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    1. Pat-- It is an interesting sound, isn't it? Not what we expected at all.

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    2. cows make other sounds too, coming from their extreme tendency toward flatulence, not to be confused with the sounds coming from your TV set. That is just the sound of our new President, giving a speech.

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  2. I could do that it sound like a really loud belch from your belly. Made me laugh you saying you Mooed at the cows, We do that as well when we see them. My wife loves cows , especially Jersey Cow. Little story for you. When my mother was alive she used to go back to her home in Ireland when she could and one day when she was there her brother who lived on a farm was selling one of the cows. Mum asked him why he was getting rid of so she gave him the money for the cow and he kept it for her. I only found out about it after she passed mum owned a cow. Thought it was great.

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    1. Bill-- I love knowing that you and your wife moo at the cows too. Thank you for sharing that and the wonderful story about your mum.

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  3. Who doesn't moo at cows?? I definitely do. I'm not sure I could muster up that bison sound. At this point, I'd go out and have a chat with them and ask what they make of all the craziness humankind is up to right now.

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    1. Sharon-- I am so glad to know we are not alone in our mooing! After the election results, I felt really bad for the animals who will feel the consequences, but do not ever get to voice their concerns. Sigh.

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  4. Moo! Mu! If Mu is pronounced Moo, there's a Zen story:

    http://the-wanderling.com/mu.html

    To me, the buffalo's voice has in it something like a lion, something like a elephant (-:

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    1. am-- Thank you for the link. I agree that the buffalo sound like a lion or elephant. Such a sound, I would have never guessed such a thing.

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  5. We have seen many bison (and elk, too) during trips around Montana and they are awesome beasts in the truest sense of the word! I confess that I moo on my winding way through crowded airport security. It actually helps a little bit :-)

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    1. Jennifer-- They really are such awesome beasts. A truly wonderful sight when we are driving to Eureka. I LOVE the idea of mooing in crowded airport security. I think I would moo in Los Angeles traffic as well!

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  7. I am fairly certain that after your mooing, there is hysterical laughter. Am I right?!

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    1. Tara-- Oh yes! We laugh and laugh. You should hear us when we quack like ducks.

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  8. Sounds like they mean business....like don't even think of domesticating me and tying to milk me...Kind of cool having them out to pasture. Last time I was in your area (oh so long ago) you could only see them at the zoo in Eureka.

    The current climate of fear and dread sucks!

    Oh and that comment "removed by the author" was mine under an old alias that I have since signed out on. Hard to keep them straight. Still silly after all these years.

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    1. jsk-- Isn't that the wildest sound? I'm glad someone recorded it because I would have never guessed that's what they would sound like. We're working on our buffalo calls!

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  9. They are such awesome, huge animals. I had no idea they made such a sound. Nothing easy like Moo. That will take some work but I think the Bums are up for it.

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    1. Arkansas Patti-- The best part of the internet, learning stuff like this and being able to hear it. We are totally up for the bison call challenge! We've been working on it. LOL.

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  10. We moooo at the cows too. Doesn't everyone?

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    1. kenju-- I love knowing that you do too. Maybe everyone does. That is a lovely thought. Yesterday we made buffalo sounds as we zoomed by on our way to my mom's oncology appointment.

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  11. Fear and dread persist here as well.

    Love the cows and the bison. I love seeing cows in the field.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- I fear there will be no returning to "normal" with this new president. It's going to be one crazy thing after another. Cows and bison provide some relief from our human construct of reality.

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  12. This reminds me of the time I drove past Berry College on the road that fronts the college and saw a large herd of cattle (Berry has had a work-study program for its entire existence, and cattle farming is part of it). Among the cattle, grazing peacefully with them, was a herd of deer.

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    1. Mark-- That really sounds like quite a sight. Deer among the cattle. Sharing grass, sounds very 1960s!

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  13. The sound reminds me of hippos in Kenya that I heard from my tent many years ago. Somehow the tent did not feel like too much protection.

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    1. Ontario Wanderer-- How interesting that the sound reminds you of hippos. I love knowing that actually heard hippos in the wild in Kenya. Wow!

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