This week we visited a Saskatchewan farm where they have a few Highland cattle, which are just adorable.
Here’s a group shot:
They don’t seem to mind the Prairie winter, even when it gets down to -30ºC; look at that fur. They’re approachable and mild-mannered; seem to enjoy being scratched like a dog.
Here are a mother-and-child. There will be three more calves in that particular pasture by April; should be great fun.
This farm has a great big dog named Missy, not all that bright, who has a complicated relationship with the cattle. She chases the calf around and I’m almost sure it’s a game, because once or twice up and down the paddock and the calf breaks off and heads back to her mother. And later, at morning haytime, Missy got a little too close and one of them just shook her horns at her and she jumped back like a scared kitten.
Anyhow, it was fun to watch.