Friday, October 22, 2010

She is a WATER-BUFFALO

After yesterday’s post, many of you were worried and concerned that I might get hurt playing with the buffalo on my walks.
 
Yes, she is a water-buffalo and I meet her everyday on my morning walks.
 
Thank you very much for your concern. But I would like to reassure you that there is no cause for worry.
That buffalo is indeed my friend and we understand each other very well.
There are these fields about 2 kilometres from our home. Actually those are empty housing plots. The builders, somehow, haven’t yet got down to constructing houses!
Good for us, because there isn’t usually anyone around to complain when we run off-leash!
 
Daddy takes us there every single morning and we get to explore and play to our hearts content.
For the past years, we have been meeting this herd of buffaloes there. Initially, both Mummy and the herd were terrified!
Mummy, because she thought those horns look formidable and the buffaloes, because they were startled by our woofs and weren’t sure we actually wanted to play!
 
Buddy couldn’t care less. He preferred to play with his lizard and squirrel friends.
So, one day, I took matters into my own paws.
I went over to this buffalo-girl and stood there silently, without a woof.
Soon she got the idea and decided it isn’t such a bad idea to be friends with me.
Now, we often meet and she comes over to say ‘sniffello’.
Sometimes we play.
I ALWAYS win because I am much, much quicker on my paws than her. And do not worry, I always keep a safe distance away from those horns. (The camera makes it look much closure, I promise)
On most occasions though, she goes about her business and I with mine.
 
I think we are friends.
 
The following pictures are from an evening in those fields.
It had been raining and we couldn’t make it there for our morning walk. However, the evening sky was a photographer’s delight and Mummy did not let the opportunity pass by!
We, of course, were only too glad to run along!
 
P1110500 Yours truly
 
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Buddy - very,very busy!

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Evening lights at the construction site

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Wags,
Ginger

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16 comments:

Mr Koda MD said...

Sorry, it has been a while! I must read about this water buffalo! It sounds very interesting. Altho, myself I quite enjoy horses but they dont seem to enjoy me...

Sheesh! You get a lot more walks and adventures then I do! But then again, I am such an old Grandad, I tend to enjoy the relaxingness of lazing about on the couch!

Happy Friday!

Teddy Bear said...

What a great walk you guys have. I would love to see water buffalo every day.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

scotsmad said...

Oh, we're so relieved that the buffalo is a friend. They're feral in northern Australia and are not known for friendliness.

Hope they don't build on that area for awhile, so you have some freedom to run!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Get that critter, Buddy!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Whew, we are so happy to hear that that water buffalo gal is your furiend. She is a lot bigger than you and we don't want to see you get hurt. But she must understand how nice you are and how much fun you two can have playing sniffellos.

Lovely sky shots.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

We feel much better now knowing that the water buffalo is truly your friend!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

mayziegal said...

Oh, I think it's most wonderful that you are able to look past appearances and are furends with somebuddy who's so different than you! Does your mom have a movie camera? I'd luv to see a movie of the two of you playing!

What a nice place for a walkie and that sky was just pawfectly pawfect!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Lola said...

I missed the post yesterday, but I went back and read it now. I think it's totally pawsome that you have a buffalo friend. Not everydoggy can say that. You are also very brave to make friends with Ms. Buffalo, I think.

lotsa licks, Lola

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We think it would be great to be furiends with a water buffalo!! Just stay away from the horns in case they have a bad buffalo day!! Love the pictures!! Love, Holly and mom

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur telling more about your furiend!

That is khwite khool woo get to see her on your walks!

Happy FrEYEday!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Bella the Westie said...

What a great friend you have !
Love from Bella and Ollie.

Benny and Lily said...

We are happee you explained that buffalo to us. We sure wouldn't want him to kick you. You have one big friend..BOL
Benny & Lily

The Chair Speaks said...

Daily walks are good for health and a great way to meet friends. :)

jabblog said...

Like everyone else I'm relieved to learn that the buffalo-girl is your good friend.
I love the skies - very dramatic!

Priscilla said...

Phew! So glad to hear that she-buffalo is your buddy. It's so cool to have such a BIG friend though.

Your mom is a great photographer too. I love all her pictures.

Remington said...

Good deal! Love the pics!

the booker man said...

miss gingin!
you are the most amazingest labradudette that i know!! i think it is so super duper cool that you are friendz with miss water buffalo. you were way brave like to go up for the first meet 'n greet...but you know, now that i think about it, you really didn't have anythingie to worry about cuz of course miss water buffalo would like you! :)
i'd love to see a a video of ya'll playin' sometime!

*woof*
the booker man

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