We have this cow; Gene calls her Spot. She is our rogue, fence walker, gate checker, “grass is greener on the other side of the fence” cow.


This morning as Gene and I were standing at the patio doors looking out over the pasture he said, “here comes Spot”! We watched her march up the driveway from the back pasture, heading straight to the gate.  Occasionally she would stop and glance towards the house as if she was checking to see if anyone was looking.  It was obvious what her mission was.


 She looked the gate and noted that it was closed and then looked around to see if anyone was watching before going back the way she came.  (She didn’t see me catching her on security camera!).  She walked all the way up the pasture just to look at that beautiful closed gate!




If Gene goes through the gate and leaves it open for awhile, she is the one who will find it even if she is nowhere in sight. There is this alarm system that goes off in her brain- boss has left the gate open-go for it.

Quite often in the summer time we see her down on her front knees, head stretched under the fence eating grass even though there is plenty of grass on her side of the fence.  It is a defiant “just because I can do it” attitude.


Maybe it is her spots-she is the unique cow in the herd of mostly black angus.  Somehow the spots fit her well, individualist bovine that she is!



  1. Wow this one made me smile…I had Sarlett O’Hara….she broke into my feed storage where I kept Range cubes…it was a wreck….first I had a really heavy duty stock panel as a gate….she got her head stuck in it and then proceeded to rip it off the posts….this let the other cows in to over load on the range cubes while the panel “stuck” on her neck kept her safe. So while the vet was treating three cows for grain overload my welder friend came over to cut the gate panel off Scarlett’s neck!

    • Pat Said:

      Funny. Oh the humor we find on the farm! It is never a dull moment.

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