Mission Happy Cows

I live in an urban city, yes, but keeping in mind that I do live in India, we have an abundance of dogs and cows in the area where we live. Now feeding dogs is always a pleasure, and biscuits are easy to carry around. In fact, Div, Aku and I usually scrounge for them after school and feed them biscuits.

Cows, now they are more difficult. This has been my dad’s and my tradition from when I was two. Whereever we went, we’d feed the cows greens and jaggery and veggies. So, today when we went (after a loooong time), I thought I’d share it with you guys.

Our driver has a farm in the village, and cows on it. So he told us that they liked tomatoes a lot. My dad was a bit chicken, but I don’t mind feeding random cows (never mind the size of the bulls’ horns, lol) by hand. So when they nibble at the tomato in my hand, it gives a feeling of pure unadulterated delight!

As you may well know, these cows otherwise feast on the garbage dumps (also in abundance) and ingest plastic. WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY REALLY BAD.

I also fed a calf some jackfruit without the seed. I wasn’t sure about that, but then the shopkeeper told us it’d like it, so.

It wouldn’t eat off the ground, it kept looking to my hand, and in a flush of selfish delight, I loved it. Here are some pics, and if you live in a city where there aplenty of cows, try doing this ! šŸ˜€

2 thoughts on “Mission Happy Cows

  1. The Sicilian Housewife says:

    Those poor cows eating plastic and garbage! That makes me so sad. I really love cows, they are so beautiful.
    There used to be lots of cows where I lived, in the suburbs of London. There was a very ancient law saying they could graze on public land and nobody could disturb them, no matter what…. and they often used to walk into people’s gardens to eat all the flowers! One would lead, and the whole lot would follow.
    We children loved it!

    • justmadstuff says:

      I know ! It’s a pitiful state, what with the amount of garbage piled in every corner. But we try to do our bit.
      Just yesterday, we fed a pregnant cow some greens, and she just walked beside us down the entire road! She kept nuzzling her nose into our palms, to check for food.
      Ah, that seems like a delightful memory ! šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€

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