A Brief Encounter in the Countryside

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We've Got Company!

“Dad?”

“Yes Son”

“What’s that coming down the hill - and there is 1-2-3-4 of them?”

“Aaaaah that Son - is tourists” Excellent, I knew this was going to be a good day”

“Why are you happy about tourists Dad? - they’re getting closer, should we run away, are you sure it’s ok Dad?”

“Settle down Son, now we haven’t got much time, how do I look?”

“Well, you look like Dad!”

“Is that bit of hair sticking up on top between my horns again?”

“Looks fine Dad”

Big grin

“Any bits of green between my teeth?”

“Teeth are looking good Dad, what’s going on?”

“Now there isn’t much time, they’re getting closer”

“Look Dad, that one, she looks nice and she’s smiling, she’s getting something out of her bag”

“Good, quick Son, come round here”

“What for, Dad?”

“I want to make sure they get my good side this time”

“They’ve stopped Dad and she’s holding that box thing up”

“Come on Son, closer move in nice and close, now when I say ‘cheese’ - smile - wait, wait, wait - CHEESE!”

“Looks like they’re going, Dad”

“Shame - I was hoping they’d do some close-ups, no one ever wants to do close ups……”

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I only ended up with one photo, it was taken in a bit of a hurry, so it’s not the best I have ever taken.

As I got closer and got my camera ready, the big one with the horns started showing his teeth (which I didn’t think was a good sign).

Then, they started getting closer together I think the big one was a bit protective of the little guy. It really looked like he might charge at us.

But the scariest bit was when they both snarled at me, those teeth were huge!

I took the photo a bit quick…and decided to make a hasty retreat. Even the cute little guy looked scary; shame, it would have been nice to have had a ‘close-up’ photo...!

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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

This is great, there is so much uncanny humour in this hub and it really made me chuckle!

Thanks for brightening my day.

Voted up and funny!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

A nice photo and a funny hub, but based on your description I don't think I would have wanted to get any closer to this pair! I love the green countryside background in your photo as well as the cows.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Cloverleaf, it's nice to know I have brightened your day with my bit of humour! thanks for your great comments and voting up and have a great weekend!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi AliciaC, where there is a chance of a good photo I have to check myself as I am normally prepared to risk life and limb, fortunately I didn't gamble on this occasion! This was a lovely walk in the beautiful Stroud valley, the countryside was stunning, you could actually see 5 valleys from here! thank you for dropping by and your comments, take care :-)


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Diana Lee 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

This is cute. It would make for a good children's book.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

This was a Fun Hub to read Movie Master...See if we listen closely we can imagine any Animal Talking! Loved your Photos as well...and I think you were close enough!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

What a cute story. I love how any occurrence can be an adventure and a story for a writer.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Cute and full of farm charm. Thank you.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Thank you for making me laugh.

Maybe the cows were trying to smile. With those horns though, I wouldn't want to stay around to find out.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

HI Diana,a childrens book.....now you have really got me thinking!!!! thank you so much for dropping by and your comments, hope you have a fantastic weekend:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi b.Malin, I always love your visit, 'imagine' any animal talking?? you mean I didn't really hear this conversation??? thanks for your great comments, take care out there!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Hyphenbird, always great to see you, yes it was a bit of an adventure for sure, and as soon as I took in the scene I knew there was hub potential!! thank you for your support and comments they mean so much to me.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi always exploring, thank you for dropping by and your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed my encounter! hope you have a fantastic day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sueswan, yes those horns did make me feel a bit edgy!!! glad it made you laugh :-) I hope your weekend is great and see you again soon!


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Steph Harris 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

I love the way you have got the cows giving a running commentary as though they are out of a Fred Quimby cartoon, like Spike out of Tom and Jerry.

As a child I lived in the British countryside, believe me, those cows, even the normal dairy herds without those horrible horns can be extremely nasty when they have their calves too protect. I must admit though, I never, ever had a cow either snarl or smile at me, very strange.

Take care of yourself in those fields and be well movie master.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Steph, it's a strange old lot in the countryside for sure! smiling cows - whatever next!!!! thank you so much for commenting and I will look forward to seeing you again possibly in the british countryside!!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

(snicker!)


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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Very nice hub ! I really enjoyed.I used to live very close to a cow pasture,and they really are very gentle creatures.I have actually petted a few, along with seeing a baby calf being born.....thank you for sharing. Brought back some happy memories! voted up!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi WillStarr, I love it when you drop by - really appreciate it, have a great day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tumblintumblweed, glad you enjoyed the hub, we have cows as neighbours, they are a very agreeable and friendly bunch, mind you they don't have horns....many thanks for dropping by and the follow, take care and have a great weekend!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

BTW, are you sure that's "Dad"?

I see no evidence of that, or 'Mom' either. It looks more like a pre-teen sister, AKA: heifer.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

I have enjoyed the hub, it's very beautiful and funny.

I like your sense of humour. Lovely photo too - this reminded me of my recent past when we lived in a countryside and we had cows. They all had horns and I could hardly go near them especially when they had their babies !

Keep up your good work my friend and take care.

My Best Wishes to you,

Kamalesh


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kamalesh, thank you so much for your very kind words, we came across these two on a public footpath walk through the countryside, so they were a bit of a surprise to us!!! take care and see you again soon!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Movie Master, that was a fun story, and that's no bull:)thanks for the smile


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi mck, good to see you and that's great I made you smile this sunny morning, I am just coming over to yours for a coffee, can you pop a couple of slices of toast in for me please, see you soon!


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Oh what a funny story,it made me laugh and giggle. Great writing

One time when I was walking our family dog in Kent around a park the cows made half a circle around us. All I heard was a quick moow I did a half turn then susie and I bolted out of the park. Thanks for the happy memory.

Now I have to follow you, I would hate to miss out your stories


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, it's nice to see you again, I'm glad you enjoyed my fun story, cows are generally friendly beasts, it was just those huge horns that were a bit intimidating!! see you again soon have a great day!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Cute running dialogue to go along with your photo. “Any bits of green between my teeth?”

Haha! Enjoyed it!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Peggy, glad you enjoyed my fun story, hope all is well with you, thank you for visiting and I hope your day is a good one!


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DTroth 5 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

I love this Hub, Duckie.

A beautiful picture and fun and funny and just plain cute commentary. Very original. Thank you for the big grin I'm now wearing. I needed it...bad. (:

Voted UP and F, A and B

Take care, sweetheart,

Diana


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Diana, how are you my duck? thanks for calling in it's always nice to see you, I'm glad I made you laugh, well I hope your day has improved!! Thanks for your support and voting up, take care and see you soonx


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub. Animals are so beautiful in their own way. God Bless You.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi stars, it's lovely to see you here today thank you for visiting and commenting, take care and I hope your day is beautiful.


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jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

Great hub. I admire your style of writing. Voted up and awesome.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi jacqui, it's nice to see you again, thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments, I really appreciate it, have a great day and see you soon:-)


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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

Loved this hub and the photo of the cow and the baby cow just made it a great piece of writing and speculating what would be said.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tebo, good to see you and thanks for the great comments, Have a wonderful day and take care.


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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Great hub and having been around a few cows in my time and with the vivid imagination I have, so appreciated this hub.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Fiddleman, it's nice to see you, I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub, many thanks for your comments, take care.

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