Animals Always Make Me Smile

@CarolDM (204960)
Nashville, Tennessee
March 31, 2023 11:30am CST
Was out running errands most of yesterday. Enjoyed the sunshine and beautiful day. Rain will be here later. Passed by a farm near my home and there was only an electric fence between us. I snapped this photo from the car. They were napping and one baby calf got up just as I took the photo. They are called Black Angus and I enjoy seeing these little families. Life is about these little things. I always say that, I realize, but it is very true. With all of the chaos and madness going on in the world, seeing and being around animals can make everything calm again. Smiling at someone walking down the street can make the person’s day. It’s all about paying it forward.
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@sjvg1976 (41894)
• Delhi, India
31 Mar
It seems they are unaware of the world. I also feel happy when I see peacocks dancing on the terrace.
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@sjvg1976 (41894)
• Delhi, India
31 Mar
@CarolDM Yes they are. I hardly find animals so relaxed here at our place.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
@sjvg1976 There are many farms in my area. I am thankful.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
They are in their own world it seems. Many animals are so relaxing to be around.
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@celticeagle (146667)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Mar
Yes, I so agree. We have some of those in farming area of Idaho.
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@celticeagle (146667)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Apr
@CarolDM .........Angus cows.
@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
Glad you enjoy the animals too.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
@celticeagle Yes these are Black Angus as I said in my post.
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@Fleura (26123)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar
Those are cute, I love calves. They are called Aberdeen Angus here.
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@Fleura (26123)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar
@CarolDM Yes that's right, they are hardy little cattle.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
They are all over the area to enjoy. I recognize that name as Scottish, right?
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
@Fleura Yes and one day they will be sold. But in the meantime I can enjoy seeing them lay around enjoying the hay.
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@just4him (278209)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Mar
Thank you for the picture. It is the little things that make a day.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
You are very welcome. I had to share this sweet family.
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@just4him (278209)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Mar
@CarolDM I'm glad you did.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
@just4him Sharing the smiles is always a good thing.
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@Kandae11 (52265)
31 Mar
Looking at relaxed animals , so peaceful and everything, l always wonder what they might be thinking.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
They are the best. I too wonder about their thoughts.
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@Icydoll (37202)
• India
31 Mar
Spending time seeing them indeed makes us calm . Nice to see them .
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
Yes they are calming for sure. Thanks.
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@snowy22315 (154406)
• United States
31 Mar
Yup, we should all try to do it everyday. I really like the cow pic.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
Thanks it made me smile.
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@velvet53 (22870)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Apr
I am all for paying it forward. It makes me feel so good. I love watching animals too. It is so cute to see new babies out in a pasture or anywhere really. Great picture.
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@velvet53 (22870)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Apr
@CarolDM If more people would stop and look at all the beauty around them instead of the ugliness in this world then maybe our world would better.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
Makes life much easier for everyone with that attitude. Thank you.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
@velvet53 I have said that many times over. They don't seem to listen. What a loss for them.
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@rebelann (107431)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Mar
Now that's something I'll never get to see for myself.
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@rebelann (107431)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Mar
Oh wow, that would have been so kool. I've never been that close to a cow or calf before.
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@rebelann (107431)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Mar
Thanks, I look forward to the many beautiful shots you take.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
@rebelann You are too kind. Thank you my friend. I was close enough to touch these.
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@Juliaacv (77920)
• Canada
31 Mar
Your upbeat and positive posts reminding us all to enjoy what life gives to us are your way of paying it forward. I love the picture. Angus beef is very good beef-but shhh, don't tell that little family there.
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@Juliaacv (77920)
• Canada
31 Mar
@CarolDM All of your cheery posts are good reminders.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
@Juliaacv Thank you again. I hope your weekend is great.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
I try to share what works for me. So happy you enjoy my posts. I was trying my best not to think of the numbers on each one, knowing their future. I enjoy them when I see tom together. Thank you.
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@LadyDuck (438771)
• Switzerland
1 Apr
I also took some photos of the cute lambs in the field behind our garden. They are only a few days old.
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@LadyDuck (438771)
• Switzerland
1 Apr
@CarolDM I saw a small donkey the past week, those animals are so sweet.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
Sounds adorable. I see a few sheep and lambs around but mostly cows and horses.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
@LadyDuck Made my day for sure.
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@moffittjc (112812)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Apr
It's good to tune out all the crap that is going on in the world and just get back to the basics, the simple things in life. Seeing (and being around animals) always improves my mood. I also like to go for walks in nature to just clear the clutter out of my mind. It is so therapeutic. I'm glad you enjoy the simple things in life. To me, those are the most important things. I hope you enjoy your weekend!
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@moffittjc (112812)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Apr
@CarolDM Please be safe, and be vigilant. I don't want anything to happen to you if a tornado strikes your area.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
Thanks Jeff. Nothing can replace nature. Tornadoes all around and up until 4:am. I hope to get a nap soon.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
@moffittjc Thanks Jeff. Many tornadoes were in the area around 1am - 2am. All gone now. Not sure how much damage but all safe here. The tornadoes went all across the state, starting in Memphis. Overall, there were at least 57 reports of tornadoes in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to the National Weather Service. One tornado was only 4 miles from my home.
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@Shivram59 (30992)
• India
1 Apr
@CarolDM You are right.I have experienced it.When I see a hurd of town grazing in a pasture and frocks birds descending on a tree;my heart dances with joy.It really makes my day.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
Animals are the best, better than many people actually.
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@Shivram59 (30992)
• India
1 Apr
@CarolDM They are so simple and innocent.Look at their eyes.They look like a new born baby.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
@Shivram59 That is so very true.
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@coldplay8 (5047)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 Apr
they look charming and comfy. yes, be aware of the fence, that kind.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
9 Apr
@coldplay8 Yes it is an electric fence, to keep the cows in the pasture.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
5 Apr
They did look comfy for sure. I keep my distance from the fence.
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@coldplay8 (5047)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
8 Apr
@CarolDM i once heard it is electrified but hope not.
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@allknowing (120690)
• India
31 Mar
We have a house here that rears cows and they pass by our gate, and some times stand there. I like to watch them.
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@allknowing (120690)
• India
1 Apr
@CarolDM Cow slaughter is banned in India
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
Glad you see them as well. There are many farms around here with different species. These are known for there steaks. But I enjoy seeing them as babies and enjoying the hay.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
@allknowing I knew that. Wish it was here as well.
@jstory07 (129479)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Mar
That is why I love going to the zoo all the time. Seeing all the animals makes me feel good.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
I have not been to the zoo in forever but I enjoy seeing the monkeys when I go. And the seals and otters.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
Animals just have an unconditional way about them. So easy to be around.
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@Tampa_girl7 (51262)
• United States
8 Apr
Animals make me happy too.
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@Tampa_girl7 (51262)
• United States
23 May
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
9 Apr
They are the best. No drama, and they are always the same.
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@TheHorse (182856)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Apr
I agree. Enjoying small things is good one ones physical and mental heath.
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@TheHorse (182856)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Apr
@CarolDM Same here. And nature provides many of those little joys. As do our fur and feathered friends.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
9 Apr
@TheHorse Good to hear that. The little things in life are priceless.
@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
That is a major part of my life. The little things.
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@RubyHawk (90341)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Apr
When I see cattle behind fences I think about the horrors of killing animals . When I was a child I saw a hog killing and it’s stuck with me all my life.
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@RubyHawk (90341)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Apr
@CarolDM It’s best to enjoy anything you can in this life.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
2 Apr
@RubyHawk Very true my friend.
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@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Apr
I try to instead focus on the good. Yes they will be killed but for now I will enjoy the moments.
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@LindaOHio (122381)
• United States
19 Apr
Animals always make me smile. Sometimes more often than people! :-D
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@LindaOHio (122381)
• United States
20 Apr
@CarolDM I totally agree. They are definitely more reliable.
@CarolDM (204960)
• Nashville, Tennessee
19 Apr
I often prefer animals to people.
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