I thought I’d relax in the sun for a while,
Just soak up some rays, be off guard, chill and smile,
The cows have all gone from just over my fence…
No reason for me to be watchful and tense.
They’re always so curious, I’ll have you know,
Keep sticking their heads through where heads shouldn’t go,
There’s holes in the hedges where they watch and moo…
So I watch them back… well, what else can I do?
The crows are all busy, the pigeons have flown,
The sparrows and robins? Their chicks have all grown.
For once I am left with no guarding to do…
Perhaps I should dig for a bone I could chew?
I’m settled all peacefully, planning my day,
But strange smells and noises are coming my way…
There’s men in my field using sticks to hit balls!
I get to my feet, ‘cause I know duty calls.
They stayed until all of their balls had been lost…
That grass gets too long, as I know to my cost…
I just settle down when a new threat appears
A dog and a girl in the strangest of gear.
She has a hard hat and she’s wearing tight trews,
I thought to myself that her whip was bad news,
I watched to make sure that the dog was okay
He just ambled behind and they went on their way.
But when she came back she was riding a horse,
She’d set up some kind of an obstacle course,
And then, when they’d gone, machines chopped down the field.
I wondered just what else my morning would yield!
I kept my eyes open for ‘copters and fliers
And dive-bombing pigeons and fish on high-wires,
But what with the day that I’ve had until now,
I have a request… please just bring back the cow!