Holy Cow!

[So here I am, just out for a walk, minding my own bizness, and then LOOK! Moo-city!!]

“Adorable — a herd of cows investigates a boxer puppy. He looks like a calf but doesn’t smell like one, I think :)” -Erica P.



  1. Aw, I love how pupster figures out they’re scared of him, so he lies down, and they all come over.

  2. Rachael says:

    Aww, how freaking adorable is that?! I’ve loved boxers for as long as I can remember (as a very young kid, I had an experience with one that endeared them to me forever) and this little guy does not disappoint. 🙂

  3. Cows tend to looooooove puppies – they see them as something that will keep them safe. 😀 I’ve seen an entire field of cows come running when they catch a sight of a dog. (Hilarious if the dog doesn’t quite know what to expect. “Friends? Giant friends! ACK, GIANTS. …Friends?”)

  4. Sneefingks… He’s so brave – all those big cowses sneefingk him!! – and he’s just wagging his tail! Which brings me to: YAY for Euro boxer with his tailio intact! 🙂

  5. I love the cows and the pupster,too! So sweet!

  6. Wow, that tawny cow nearly snorfed the pupster up into the nostrils!

  7. Tim McDaniel says:

    DId you see the video a year or two ago where someone put a radio-controlled car in with a herd of cattle? I figured it’d be chasing the cattle around. No, the cattle were in a ring like 5 feet away, and when the hoomin moved the car, the ring followed it. At one point, the driver broke the car out of the circle and drove away from the moos, and the moos broke int oa run and stated to chase it!

    Temple Grandin, in her book Thinking Like Animals, writes that cattle are quite curious about a new object if they are not threatened by it (like something novel along a path they have to walk past). Given a chance, they’ll come up and investigate it … for some minutes, after which they’ll decide it’s not a threat and ignore it forever and wander off. Sometimes photographers ask her help in photographing cattle (like for covers of corporate reports and such, I think), and she advises them to get all the pictures they need in the first 15 minutes because they’ll never get the cattle together after that.

    (She points out that most cattle don’t have human interaction, so they’re actually feral. It’s just that domestication has made them incredibly laid back for feral animals.)

    BTW, she didn’t mention anything exceptions, like liking puppehs.

  8. marthava says:

    They REALLY look like they’d like a little taste. lolol

  9. When I used to take riding lessons, I was taught that, if you wanted to catch a horse loose on a paddock, just sit on the ground and wait. It will come over to check you out.

  10. I don’t mean to put a downer on this cuteness but… several dog-walkers and their doggies have been killed by cow herds/stampedes because of walking in fields they shouldn’t be… so just be careful.

  11. Laura DragonWench says:

    That black cow on the far right started looking kinda frisky, like it wanted to play! Like cath said, I love how the pup knows to get low in order to stop scaring the cows and encourage them closer. That was just so cute! 🙂