Knowing what you do of your own personality, character
and mindset, what animal do you most resemble?
"My friends are all badgers,
or leopards or wolves,
or foxes, or eagles, and how
can I ever reveal
to such glamorous folk
that I'm only a Brown Swiss cow?"

                  The Cow
The friendly cow all red and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple-tart.
She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open air,
The pleasant light of day;
And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers.
           -Robert Louis Stevenson
                 The New Cow
The new cow came though the gate,
and her calf came after, a little late.
No longer willing to be led,
the calf went on ahead,
while she stood to look around
over the hills and lower ground
stood shyly, defiantly there,
smelling flower-fragrant air,
and gazed toward the old cows
grouped on the way before.
Knowing not how she might stay
among them, stranger still,
she hesitated yet, now they had turned
at the foot of the hill
and seemed to wait for her at the gate,
to wait for her who was strange and thin,
till she came on,
and they opened their ranks
to take her in.
                                 -August Derleth

Stories of Cows

Particular Cows
Cow's Cradle
Grandmother's Cows


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