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Safe from cows

Younger Son: “Dad, you’re supposed to be keeping me safe from the cows!”

Me: “Well, how many times have they attacked you so far?”

Thought unspoken: “Of course, the lack of cow attacks to date isn’t a reliable indicator of your safety.”*

Maybe we were just lucky.**

*Our distance from the herd and to the fence and a vague understanding of cow behaviour were better indicators.

**In this case we were simply not-ridiculously-unlucky. But he didn’t know this.

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