George Boutwell’s


Painting completed in: 2000

I was feeding my cattle one morning when this Cow and her Calf caught my eye. Like all babies the Calf was curios about everything and like any good mother, the Cow was intent on securing the safety of her baby. As I got a little too close the Cow charged me and I had to duck behind our Bull for safety. I was amused by the paradox of the situation in that I was hiding behind a Bull, normally considered to be an aggressive beast, (our Bull is as tame and gentle as they come) while being pursued by a Cow, normally considered to be a passive creature! When the unexpected happens as surely it will, I have found that it is much easier to deal with if I can find something about it that is amusing or humorous.