I have always loved Highland cows. Their shaggy furry bodies and round faces are so adorable and their soft eyes explain their gentle natures. The cows are not mine, unfortunately, but belong to the man who is renting the pasture. They are currently sharing with a bear, at least one that we have seen. This morning he was licking the cow's salt leisurely, but when he realized he was not alone, he bolted. Generally bears are not any threat to Highland cows, even the calves, once they are on their feet and strong. The huge horns deter predators and the cows will use them if they have to. The big bull is quiet and watches over his herd with care. One day, it would be nice to have a few of these beautiful creatures for the farm, but for now it is a pleasure to just have them as guests. The bear, on the other hand, can leave for the bush at any time now.
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.