Benny gets very excited about my neighbor's cows when we walk in the evening. They come to the electric fence when we pass by, as I suspect they think we are there to take them back to the barn from the pasture. The other day, they followed us the entire length of the fenceline at a trot. One passing motorist stopped and had a good laugh. It is so relaxing to meander those three miles and watch the daily changes in flora, as well as observe whatever wildlife crosses our path. Last year at this time, we walked upon a sow black bear with two cubs. Mother bear did not see us so we slowly turned around and went the other way, giving them time to move on. No traffic noise, no city malfeasance of any type, including having a home just a few feet away on both sides, traffic noise, and the need to keep your windows covered. There are neighbors within walking distance, all of which are kind, but the basic template for this woodland area is that everyone minds their own business and jointly cherishes privacy. A great recipe for mindful living.
"The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk."