27 March 2009
My Neck of the Woods - Friend In Motion
It's only the second week and already I'm cheating on the mission to write about "My Neck of the Woods". This isn't really my neck of the woods. Just the neck of the woods for someone else and a place I visited that if you happen to ever get there, you don't want to miss. This is Hamish. He is a fully functional Highland Cattle bull and as with most highland cattle, one of the gentlest creatures you are ever likely to meet as long as you don't touch his horns. He doesn't like that and will toss his head and you don't want to be on the receiving end of those points by accident.
Many of you have asked about the little Hielan' Coo on my sidebar. That is there in honor of Hamish whom I met while traveling Scotland five years ago. Before I've posted actual pictures of him, but while fiddling around You Tube, I found a video of some tourists who met Hamish and had a handy video cam. It was good to see a fondly remembered animal still in good health and just as good natured as ever (despite tourist squeals).
I also found another tourist who was as taken with Hamish as I was, possibly even more so since she took a whole album of pictures. Should you ever have reason to visit the Trossachs area of Scotland (and how could you miss Loch Lomond), be sure to drop in at the shopping mall (all the tourists buses go there). If you happen to have a carrot on you, it will definitely be appreciated.