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The Cows are Back!

on December 13, 2021

(Photo by Dawn Pisturino)

Yesterday was a perfect, God-filled Sunday!

All week, we’ve experienced frigid temperatures at night and cold, windy weather during the day. The water we leave out for the wildlife has been frozen solid every morning. The poor birds walk around on the ice, pecking at the solidified water.

Sunday morning was sunny, bright, and calm, although the air was still crisp and clear. I smiled to see the baby coyote lying down in the sunshine in the backyard, waiting for his breakfast. He looked perfectly content, soaking up the sun, while disgruntled quail and doves milled around him with ruffled feathers, trying to stay warm.

A couple of hours later, a bull and cow wandered into the front yard, looking for water. Luckily, my husband was home, and he filled up a tub of water for them and moved it over by the driveway. But then, they didn’t want to leave! They just stood there and looked at us when we tried to shoo them away. (My post, Free Range, explains the free range laws in Arizona.)

The coyote, who had left earlier, saw his territory invaded by these two great beasts and kept coming back to check things out. They weren’t scared of him, which surprised me, and he wasn’t scared of them.

The coyote and the cattle were after the same thing – WATER! – and both were keeping an eye on their territory and the available water supply. It was very interesting to watch, especially since they were so POLITE about it.

I really felt God’s presence here Sunday morning, and it reminded me of just how PRECIOUS WATER IS! The animals know it. More people need to get a grip and realize that we can live without WiFi, Facebook, and other modern inventions. BUT WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT WATER! We can’t live without the basic necessities of life.

(Cow peering at me from behind the oleander bush. Photo by Dawn Pisturino.)

Dawn Pisturino

December 13, 2021

Copyright 2021 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


10 responses to “The Cows are Back!

  1. The Day of the Cow Whisperer. Whole lot of Mooing going on…


    I can howl like a wolf pretty good so why not right!

    Actually they really look adorable from your candid photos!!!
    Dawn tell the Cows Lawrence said Merry Christmas; he has a big soft spot for them all!

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    • Just in case that comment wasn’t lively enough for some characters, let them try this on for size! This should get them out of a coma; especially that Deuce Coupe!
      Get a load of that old-timer at the end; “you quit that daydreaming boy and get workin!!!”

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      • That will learn them coyotes and cows to not share!!!
        OK, now all kidding aside finally if you can stand it!
        Excellent mini documentary here, and the moral to the story is; Exactly!

        “More people need to get a grip and realize that we can live without WiFi, Facebook, and other modern inventions. BUT WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT WATER!” Amen.

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  2. Tanooki says:

    Wow interesting! I went to check the linked post, and wow…when the place is different the life could be totally different! Drive safe especially in the dark night!👍🚗✨

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  3. Michele Lee says:

    Amen about the water comment! A topic of lengthy discussion, living in the dry desert. I enjoyed reading the description of your sunny and crisp Sunday and your visitors. 🐄 A close drive will get me close to roaming cows – they are entertaining subjects to photograph. You are very close! Thanks for the share.

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  4. Those pictures are great.


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