Odd Interstate Questions:
Why are all those cows on top of the hill?
Ellie had always been different. For one thing, she had a bell. Every cow knew to keep an ear out for her and make sure she didn’t get too far off. After all, sticking together is what cows are supposed to do.
Another difference was—she wasn’t a flower. All the cows except for Ellie were named for flowers. There was Clover, Dandelion, Zinnia and Daisy, among others.
“Where do you suppose she is going now?” asked Daisy.
“Not a clue,” replied Clover.
Still, they all moseyed after her ringing bell because cows stick together. That is what cows do.
On the great prairie where the land sprawls in flat vistas for miles on end, a small knoll can be like a mountain. It just so happened that on the edge of the pasture was such a knoll. It had lost much of its appeal when the interstate highway sliced through it several years back. But it was a knoll, no denying.
The herd trailed Ellie up the knoll and were soon knotted together on the very tip top. There was almost enough space for all to fit if they didn’t move about much.
“Does anyone know what we are doing here?” asked Daisy.
“Not so much,” replied Zinnia.
“I just came for the view,” said Ellie.
Moral: Sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference.
Following without question may get you little more than a scenic tour.
Published: January 2, 2011