The Rogue Cow
Buttercup, the family cow, stood near the edge of the garden happily munching on the grass. She occasionally flicked her tail taking in the sunset.
Suddenly, the house door flew open and hit the wall with a bang. Buttercup’s ears stood straight up. She lifted her head to look at the house.
“Buttercup! What do you think you are doing?” said the little farm boy as he stepped out of the house putting hands on his hips.
Buttercup took her cue and turned as fast as she could and began to run away. It was quite the difficult task to run with such a large belly but she some how managed.
“Buttercup!” screeched the farm boy and took off after the naughty cow.
“Mama, “ called her calf, “Can I come too? Please help me escape. Let me come with you.”
Buttercup ignored her calf. She was far too busy trying to escape.
The Farm Dog Joins In
“In to the garden! Cut through the garden!” shouted one of the sly hens as she passed the hen house.
Buttercup complied but Zoe, the farm dog in training, blocked her.
“Good girl, Zoe. Don’t let her into the garden,” the farm boy called as he stopped for a second and wiped the sweat from his face.
The boy then lunged for the cow. But, Buttercup was too fast and ran into the front yard.
The Goats Offer Advice
The goats gathered at the fence watching the amazing spectacle. They began cheering on the cow and offering her advice.
“Quick, he almost has you.”
“He is sneaking up behind you!”
“Come this way and knock down this tree branch.”
Buttercup ignored them all and just kept running circles around the yard. By now the boy was beet red. He was covered in dirt and sweat from all the attempts to tackle her. He was also starting to get very frustrated which made Buttercup all the more smug.
The Uncatchable Cow
“I have had it!” the boy said as stomped his foot. He had the cow cornered but she had merely tossed him aside. Zoe got bored chasing the cow. She returned to snoozing in the sun. The farm boy was nearly at his wit’s end, feeling totally helpless when the house door opened again.
“What is going on?” asked his younger sister as she walked out into the yard.
The Farm Girl
The farm boy was only able to gasp, cough, and wheeze a reply.
“Why is Buttercup out?” She asked as she walked up and began to pet the cow.
The boy’s eyes grew wide. His sister and the cow both gave him a questioning look.
“H-h-how did y-you … how did you do that?” the boy gasped.
“How did I what?” his sister asked, wondering if he had gone crazy. She did not wait for his response but led the cow back to the pasture.
No Longer Rogue
As they passed by the boy Buttercup gave him a smug smile and strutted along with the girl as if she was the most well behaved cow in the world.
Zoe awoke from her nap and began to follow the girl and cow wagging her stub tail.
The goats, who had dispersed and pretended like nothing was happening, now looked up with mild interest as the cow passed by.
Butter-baby greeted her mother with slumped shoulders. “You left me behind,” she pouted.
“Don’t worry, sweet heart, I’ll take you with me next time.” replied her mother as she licked her baby.
But will there be a next time? The farm boy devoted the rest of his day to finding and fixing the hole in the fence, much to the cow’s horror. Will she give up so easily? Stay tuned for more adventures from the farm.