DOOLITTLE IN ACTION - ANIMAL ANTICS.
During a recent walk, I discovered I could speak bovine..............hubby, quite taken with this, missed a wonderful photo-shoot of a super shiny black cow communing with me. We were nose to snout. The fatal attraction was interrupted by a young bull pawing at the ground, making deep throated noises, and generally making himself known. The older bull was quite happy at the other corner of the field surrounded by a huge number of ladies of all colours, with many having calves in tow.
In another field further along, with poor grazing, was a Shetland pony together with a well formed black curly coated, burly de-budded ram. It thought it was a pony; it quite bullied its companion, which must have been tender in many parts. We saw it butt the pony a few times when it thought pony was being fed more grass than it was getting. I hate to think what the pony would have endured if the ram had notbeen de-budded. The ram was actually taller, generally, a bit bigger, than the Shetland pony.