I met my new girlfriend on a hike!

@TheHorse (71023)
Pleasant Hill, California
March 12, 2018 9:31pm CST
My friend and I took a hike on Saturday that started at Lake Anza in Tilden Park and wound up at an animal farm, also in Tilden Park, that I have visited several times with the Oakland kids I used to work with. It was the same hike that led to my run-in with a slug. At the animal farm, I befriended a cow, who was quite used to humans offering her treats and petting her. I think she's a fine catch, and I will visit her again soon. I assume she's a tad young for me, and she's not a horse, but I won't let that bother me. Have you noticed how much kids enjoy interacting with friendly animals? I think it's good for them. There were parents with their young children all around us, and all (both parents and children) seemed quite engaged.
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@FourWalls (14675)
• United States
13 Mar
What pretty eyes! And I'll bet she'll let you play with her mammary glands if you warm your hands up first.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
Whoa! It would be my "first time."
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@Courtlynn (55631)
• United States
13 Mar
So pretty! Although in person, I'd definitely stand back and say scary. Lol.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
Herbivores are rarely mean.
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@Courtlynn (55631)
• United States
13 Mar
@TheHorse I wouldn't really know. Lol
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
@Courtlynn Cows usually run from people, though. It's obvious that this one has been a "darling" since she as a calf.
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@sol_cee (16889)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Mar
Ain't she a beauty?
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
She done stole my heart.
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@ptrikha_2 (9631)
• India
14 Mar
@TheHorse ha ha and on reading the topic , I got an impression that this discussion will be of some other kind of romance or some kind of mushiness !
@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
13 Mar
Really only 2 reasons I became a decent person and decent is debatable.Even thie biggest jerks who tried to make me hate showed me the kindness of animals. The other was indeed that three chord stuff you think is unworthy. Well done, sir no matter how one looks at life.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
Hey, some of my best friends are three chord songs. I grew up on folk music.
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• Redlands, California
13 Mar
@TheHorse I love folk and wish the punk section had more folk singers. Pretty rare for a music that is kind of rare.
@elanalove (661)
13 Mar
Looking very friendly ,i must say how pretty eyes !
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
That's the first thing that caught my attention as well.
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@ptrikha_2 (9631)
• India
14 Mar
Yes pretty eyes indeed !
@Freelanzer (9496)
• Canada
13 Mar
I am so happy for you. I still enjoy interacting with the animals even as an adult. I always try to seek them out when I travel.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
I enjoy interacting with them. As with 4-year-olds, their needs are pretty straightforward.
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@cintol (7625)
• United States
13 Mar
Wow, what a catch, you are one lucky guy there.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
Thank you. "We've only just begun..." Oh my, she has be singing Karen Carpenter! This must be love.
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@cintol (7625)
• United States
13 Mar
@TheHorse Hahaha, well there's an oldie but a goodie. What a lucky girl she is, are you going to serenade her next time you see her?? lol
@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
She looks a lovely cow and some really seem to like the interaction. Here is one of our bucket-fed calves that went on to become a house-cow. My friend is on her and my sister and I are trying to make sure she stands still for the photo. Her name was Bimbo.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar
What would the alternative to "stand" be? Walk off? Run off? Roll over and take a nap?
@DeborahDiane (23069)
• Laguna Woods, California
13 Mar
@TheHorse - I think your new girlfriend is beautiful, and very friendly! LOL Yes, it is so good for kids to be around animals, especially if the kids have experienced any kind of stress or trauma.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
I agree. Friendly animals have a calming effect on kids and adults.
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Mar
@TheHorse - Maybe that is why pets tend to become such important parts of our families.
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@Icydoll (23536)
• India
13 Mar
Pretty girl friend
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar
Thanks. I saw her again today (see my latest post). But I wasn't totally up front with her.
@andriaperry (56410)
• United States
13 Mar
Animals seem to like me and listen when I talk. She looks very clean but it really bothers me when they decided to "just pee" when I am standing next to them. Finelittle lady you picked.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
They kind of pee when they want to. And I don't stand behind them. My poop comes out in dry mostly-hay balls that you can play catch with in a couple of days. Not so with cow poop.
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@Starmaiden (7405)
• Canada
13 Mar
Sounds like you are made for each other. :-D
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
We have similar tastes in food. That's a start.
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@toniganzon (53205)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Now that's a pretty cow, too bad she isn't a horse. Now what happens if a horse breeds with a cow?
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar
Oh dear. I think it's just a moment of wanton useless joy.
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@toniganzon (53205)
• Philippines
19 Mar
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Mar
@toniganzon Are you laughing at me? Or near me?
@Hannihar (40101)
14 Mar
The Horse, she is very good looking. I hope you two will be very happy together.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar
Thank you. I won't tell her about the handsome ram I met today at the same place. He liked being scratched behind the ears.
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@Hannihar (40101)
19 Mar
@TheHorse Good idea if you want to be in one piece I would not tell her at all The Horse.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar
@Hannihar I "bribed" her with some Romaine lettuce today.
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@DianneN (82237)
• United States
13 Mar
She's a real beaut!
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
Thanks. I'm pretty choosy.
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@DianneN (82237)
• United States
13 Mar
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Mar
@DianneN But you knew that.
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@JESSY3236 (7075)
• United States
13 Mar
lol I agree that interacting with animals is good for kids. Although when I was little, we went to a zoo and a girl (not me) put her finger in the gorilla cage and it bit her.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
Ow! I'm surprised she was able to get that close.
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@JESSY3236 (7075)
• United States
13 Mar
@TheHorse it was a small zoo and it was late 80's when it happened. The zoo closed later on. I don't know why it closed though.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
@JESSY3236 Interesting. At the zoos I've been to (mostly Chicago, Oakland and San Francisco), there's a space between the people areas and the animal areas.
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@DaddyEvil (25805)
• Aurora, Missouri
19 Mar
I see nothing wrong with cross-species love affairs, as long as it isn't me being "loved", pony! Your bovine friend looks very nice. I am curious, though... Did you happen to ask her how she would feel having an equine boyfriend?
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar
"Ask no questions, hear no lies." But she seemed happy to meet me. Especially when I had lettuce in my hand.
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@DaddyEvil (25805)
• Aurora, Missouri
19 Mar
@TheHorse Oh, wow! Uhm... why didn't I ever think to try bribing girls to like me, like you do, pony?
@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Mar
What a cute cow that is. I believe so too that we children should be exposed to animals and have interaction. It is helpful in their well-being.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar
I agree. Even the "toughest" kids I've worked with love interacting with animals.
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
19 Mar
@TheHorse really? Thats cool. It means he has a gentle soul inside him.
@kobesbuddy (52775)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Mar
My grandmother had 12 milking cows on her dairy farm. Cows are the sweetest animals, ever born.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
Heh. I had one chase me once, up in Montana.
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@kobesbuddy (52775)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Mar
@TheHorse Was that one your new girl-friend?
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
13 Mar
She's a looker. Just look at those great big eyes.
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@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar
Yep, she's a sweetie.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
14 Mar
@TheHorse make sure youre gentle with her udders