A short Scottish tale of Highland cows on the footpath
I have never seen Scottish Highland Cows. They look cuddly, in a huge sort of way. A fun, although soggy, story. 💚
In all of my 5 years in Scotland I rarely ventured out into the countryside when the weather was rainy (which was the established routine) but when we did we usually headed in the direction of hilly country home to these cuddly giants. We'd petted them and circulated among them as if we were members of the herd. Regrettably, all of my photos of those days were later lost in transit to Greece.
Maybe there is some secret code word that you need to know so that they will let you pass?
But I am glad that with following that other woman, you were able to make your way past them. :).
Beautiful animals but a bit intimidating. Thanks for the quick visit to the Highlands, Sharron.
I love this, Sharron! In fact, I think I first came across this gorgeous story at exactly the time I'd first found you on Substack - which for me makes it an absolute highlight of our continuing reader/writer relationship. Love it!!! 😘
Beautiful cattle, for sure. “A bit damp” - I felt wet, and cold, reading your story. : )
Hope to visit Scotland one day.
We visited Scotland about 15 years ago. They had freakishly hot weather (in the 80s) when we were there. Everyone commented on it. No rain either. We visited Stirling Castle and went to a Highland Games in Callander. And we saw some Highland cattle. It was a great trip.
If you ever wondered how the Highland Cattle got their long hair, my pal, Jude The Animal Expert Dude, found out:
They really are lovely creatures, aren’t they? I remember seeing them on our Scotland trip six or seven years ago. Thanks for bringing me back!
Their fringes are key!
You know those animals have attitude. Bring in the older, Scottish lady and. . .cows be like, we can negotiate! I feel like, if you spoke the Scottish highland cow dialect, . . .
Sounds like we did walk similar paths! I do have some Highland cow pictures indeed. Many wet pictures 😅 I do want to go back one day. Maybe I should do a full travel log of that magnificent tour I did. Caledonia ❤️❤️❤️