I took Rachel for a drive to Kilgore, Idaho, on Sunday. I wanted to show her the area. It is so beautiful, and she had never been.
As with any drive we go on, Rachel spent 80% if the time behind her camera lens.We had pulled over beside a cattle field, so she could snap some pictures of the wildflowers.
As she was crouched down, completely consumed by the pretty flowers, she was unaware she had an audience gathering...
She was quite surprised when she stood up to about 100 head of cattle lined along the fence to watch her.
Even as she joined me in the car and we began to drive away, they still followed, bellowing after us.This intrigued Rachel, so like a scientist, she began to experiment.
After having me move the car around back and forth...taunting the cattle no doubt...Rachel got back out and started taking pictures of them.
Then, out of nowhere, she started sprinting down the dirt road. Of course, the cows thundered after her, following her back and forth down the fence line. I would move the car, but they would stay put unless Rachel was with me.
This kept her occupied for quite some time. I am sure all those ranchers driving by thought she was some girl from New York City who had never seen a cow before, and just had to take pictures.
Regardless, she was happy, and strongly believed, as we finally drove away, those cows' moos were calling her back with calls of "Mama!"
Personally, I think they just wanted to be fed. Or maybe, Rachel's just my little cow whisperer. What can I say?