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For The Joy Of Animals: Gambolling Cows

After a winter spent cooped up in a barn eating oats and grains, can there be a greater celebration of spring then the sight of Gambolling Cows?

The sheer delight as they surging toward the heady smells of the fresh open air, rejoicing at the uninhibited freedom of the great outdoors, and rediscovering the sheer bliss of personally selecting their own patch of grass on which to graze.

And what better word to describe these awkwardly bovine antics by these less than nimble and normally placid creatures, than the earthy and awkward sounds of “gambol” — to run or jump playfully!

May you embrace the season with all the joyous awkwardness of cows at play.

Happy Spring!
Happy Gambolling Cow!


Have you ever wondered if cows are curious or suffer from boredom?

Check out — For The Joy Of Animals: Cow Boredom?



  1. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy 04/11/12

    I love cows! I think it is because my great-grandfather was a dairy farmer, and I grew up in the house he built. Since I liuve further South, I get to see cows all of the time. I love it! Every time we drive off the island, we pass a pasture filled with cows, and now calves. What fun!

    • linda anselmi linda anselmi 04/11/12

      I rarely get to see cows these days. Oh, wow. Calves are sooo cute! Those huge brown eyes!! My grandparents were dairy farmers who also had pigs and chickens at times. Love baby chicks. But my hands down favorite is the baby pigs!!

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy 04/11/12

        LOL – baby pigs!!! Cute! When I was growing up, my grandmother had sheep. One of my fondest memories was of feeding the little lambs from a baby bottle (as a result, I only tried lamb once in my life, and promptly threw up – couldn’t handle it.). She had chickens, too. I grew up hearing abt one particularly ferocious rooster who chased one of my siblings around…

        COOL that your grandparents were farmers, Linda! 🙂

        • linda anselmi linda anselmi 04/11/12

          Being a city kid, I thought it was the coolest thing to spending time on the farm.

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy 04/12/12

            I bet you did, Linda! Who wouldn’t?

            Btw, one of my brothers claims that the reason my knees are such crap is from jumping out of the hayloft. 🙂

            • linda anselmi linda anselmi 04/13/12

              Haha! I can imagine! Makes my knees hurt just to think about it now!

              • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy 04/13/12

                Seemed like a good idea at the time…Anyway, even though where I lived was no longer a working dairy farm, all of the buildings were there – convenient for having ponies and horses! 🙂

  2. Suzie Ivy Suzie Ivy 04/13/12

    I watched this on my phone at work a few days ago and then shared it with everyone. We had to laugh because this is not what we think of cows at work. We are chasing and cussing them sometimes for hours. Thank you for giving us another side.

    • linda anselmi linda anselmi 04/13/12

      I’ll bet! They are always harder to round up when you’re dealing with only one or two. When you have a herd and they tend to stay together. Besides the odds are the strays are the rebels.

  3. 12000mah 12000mah 06/21/13

    Hello! Do you use Twitter? I would like to follow you if that would be okay. I am definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

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