Snow White Sleeping Beauty

☆ April 25, 2010

sleeping beauty

Princess Daisy.
Books make her sleepy.

Daisy joined me one year ago, yesterday!
Amazing.
She is such a character, and has such a presence,
it seems she has been part of my life for much longer than a year.

Did you know cows curled up like this?!!?  So darling.
It still makes me laugh every time I see them in this pose.

Comments

56 Responses to “Snow White Sleeping Beauty”

  1. Cristy
    April 25th, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

    Beautiful snow-white cow with the most content look on her face (look at that smile!!). Makes me wish that she was just onside so I could curl up with her.

  2. Maggie Y.
    April 25th, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    We love your blather so we can’t wait!

  3. Nelle
    April 25th, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    am loving the smile on her face as it says “I am so happy, thank you for everything…” keep up the wonderful work.

  4. kathy grossman
    April 25th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    blather rocks.

  5. Janey
    April 25th, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    Shreve,

    What is Daisy reading?

  6. joods
    April 25th, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

    She looks so peaceful…namaste sweet Daisy.

  7. karyn
    April 25th, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

    Blissful. She looks incredibly blissful and content. And she smiles in her sleep :)

  8. Beth
    April 25th, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

    does she scratch her ear with a hind cloven hoof? I love that! If she has a girl and the baby needs a home, let me know i’ll drive out there with my equine limo personally and fetch her! ;0)

  9. JoDi
    April 25th, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    What a lovely creature! I never thought I’d say a cow was beautiful. I mean they’re cute and soft, and I’ve always loved them, but she is just elegantly beautiful. No need to wonder why you are totally in love with her!

  10. Sarah
    April 25th, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

    Too sweet for words. Looking forward to reading more of them. :)

  11. Deborah
    April 25th, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    She is absolutely, divinely, supernaturally, exquisitely lovely!

  12. shreve
    April 25th, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    I love her.

  13. Sheila
    April 25th, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

    Just absolutely beautiful – she is so lovely and I look forward to the blather!!

  14. angie
    April 25th, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    so beautiful.

  15. Jackie /Montana
    April 25th, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    I can’t tell you how much that picture touch’s my heart. I just want to hug her!!

  16. Mary
    April 25th, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

    Love the picture. You have a way of capturing their spirits.

  17. Steph in Oregon
    April 25th, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    Under the warm sun. Slumbering with mouth turned up in a sweet smile. Eyes closed with a dream behind them. I wonder what she dreams of?

  18. Marlene
    April 25th, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

    She really is a beautiful cow..and you can tell she is loved..I guess most cows given human contact and the chance could be like a big gigantic pet..giving love and curling up in the sun sharing a book with you….

  19. Cheryl
    April 26th, 2010 @ 12:37 am

    So vunerable. Dear heart.

  20. Claudia
    April 26th, 2010 @ 1:45 am

    Simply beautiful. I had no idea cows curled up like that. And that smile..! :)

  21. Li
    April 26th, 2010 @ 4:09 am

    THAT is a happy cow.

  22. Carolyn
    April 26th, 2010 @ 6:58 am

    You have out done yourself with this one. Your pictures are
    always beautiful and this is magnificent. Not only do you have
    a spectacular “eye”, all your love for your animals shines through.

  23. Dana
    April 26th, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    What amazes me is that Daisy is so white and yet Frisco is so dark. It is like ebony and ivory.

  24. Claudia
    April 26th, 2010 @ 7:21 am

    Some books put me to sleep too!!!!
    Seriously, I never thought a cow could get to me the way that yours do!!!! I find them all fascinating!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  25. Paula
    April 26th, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    So serene… I want to cuddle her and kiss her pink nose.

  26. gabip
    April 26th, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    Sleeping beauty, sleeping angel, absolute perfection. The look of contentment and joy on her face is beyond lovely. I had the misfortune of seeing how slaughter house cows are treated and it brings me such happiness to see the way you treat Daisy; with respect, love and care, I wish all animals could experience this. Thank you for starting my day on a positive note :o)

  27. DEBORAH
    April 26th, 2010 @ 9:17 am

    A picture of total bliss – how sweet!

  28. laura d.
    April 26th, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    She’s so beautiful. What a great way to start the work week!!! Thanks! :)

  29. Keitha
    April 26th, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    You just keep outdoing yourself! Gorgeous Daisy.
    Blather on Shreve!

  30. Stephanie
    April 26th, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    My gelding curls up like that – most of my horses do not – they sprawl out. But Patrick curls up most of the time – its so cute and kinds funny cause he’s such a big horse….

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  32. Dogmom
    April 26th, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    Speaking of books, I see that “blink” is on your bookshelf. I just finished reading (well, listening to actually, unabridged) Malcolm Gladwell’s newest one, “What the Dog Saw,” and it was great. It feeds those of us who are information junkies! If you like his writing, you will love this one. And I heart your Daisy. And Sir Baby. And Chloe. And Charlie, of course. And Goose. All of them.

  33. catherine
    April 26th, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

    She is the Coco Chanel of cows ! What style, what coat and that little hat on her head is so great !

  34. mlaiuppa
    April 26th, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    That is one contented cow.

    I’ll bet she never even thinks about her previous life.

    When animals curl up like this, I always think it’s because they want a hug and because they’re not getting one, they try to hug themselves.

  35. Misti Holly
    April 26th, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    absolutely took my breath away – just beautiful and touching and lovely

  36. Scargosun
    April 26th, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    I cannot tell you how much I love this pic. She is smiling in her sleep. So sweet! I bet she is dreaming of sweet grass and alfalfa…oh! and about how she is such a lucky cow. :)

  37. Mary
    April 26th, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    shreve,

    i LOVE that you love your cow. whenever you talk of her, i wonder if mc gets a kick out of you loving up your cow so much.

  38. Keleri
    April 26th, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    Look at that cute little smile!

  39. Mari
    April 26th, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    She is like a Walt Disney character. Such a sweetie. Good title for that pic.

    Love cows.

  40. Di
    April 26th, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

    I bet with that contented look, she gives the best sweet milk.

  41. shreve
    April 26th, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

    Mary ~ MC loves her too! Like, LOVES her. Everyone who meets her, L-O-V-E-S her!

  42. shreve
    April 26th, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

    In fact, I’ve thought she’d make a great therapy cow. Cuddle up with Daisy and all your sadness disappears…….

  43. annbb
    April 26th, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    If cows are capable of having old souls, Miss Daisy certainly possesses one. She is such a love!

    And how can she contort herself that way and possibly be comfortable??

  44. Lesley
    April 26th, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

    If Daisy had wings she’d be a Cow Angel.

    Through you, I’ve come to love Miss Daisy and am so glad she has the life she does (unlike millions of cows whose personalities, are, I’m sure, as lovely).

  45. Allison Sattinger
    April 26th, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    She is a bovine angel!!! :)

  46. Chris
    April 27th, 2010 @ 1:27 am

    What a gorgeous animal, lovely in her massive grace. Surely similar animals must have inspired the cave painters and carvers of old.

  47. Sandy
    April 27th, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    What a beautiful serene face, makes you smile just to look at her picture. Thanks Shreve for all the pics and blather. You make my day

  48. Nancy Hickman
    April 27th, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    Would the title of the book be ‘Moot Point’?

  49. Arielle
    April 28th, 2010 @ 8:01 am

    It’s no surprise that cows are sacred in some cultures. She looks heavenly.

  50. Frankie L. Forrey
    April 28th, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    Every day I swear to myself I WILL NOT look at your web site before I do necessary chores (like getting dressed, etc.) but here I am, as I am almost every day, in my robe, drooling over your animals and wishing I were there to see them in person.

    Charlie brings a smile to my face and sometimes tears every day. And a picture with Ely in it a a very special joy. I am so happy that you have found this Eden and take the time every day to enjoy the uniqueness of it and then share it with us – how lucky we are!!

    I am 77 yrs old, live in Arizona, and can’t remember a time when animals of all kinds were not my joy and salvation. One of my favorite pets was Sally, a goat given to me when she was still on a bottle, who played with me, comforted me, loved me unconditionally.

    I am so happy that your book popped up on Amazon when I was ordering Providence of a Sparrow, along with several books about animals. I read it last Fall and I think it’s about time to reread it.

    Thanks for sharking your life with me.

    Love, Frankie

  51. Pat D.
    April 29th, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Daisy looks like the model for a Nativity-scene cow, all curled up like that.
    Blessings to her, you and all the rest, human and animals and birds alike…

  52. Cait
    May 1st, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    You know, she curls up in a donut just like my dog does. Yet somehow, I don’t think her feet smell like Fritos the way my pup’s feet do (though Chloe’s might). Actually, it’d be interesting to see if Charlie’s paws have that popcorn/salty/cornchip smell that dogs’ feet have. Sniff test time!!!

  53. Cindy
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    This is the ultimate example of “curled up with a book.”

    And anything you want to blath about, we’ll read.

  54. Stacy Hurt
    May 2nd, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

    She is truly a wonderful, beautiful girl. I LOVE the smile on her big lips!

  55. janie
    May 3rd, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    “a character” – she reminds me of Io from Greek mythology. A nymph transformed. Of course, her animal disguise would radiate such lovely majesty. What adorable ears!

  56. Jessica
    May 3rd, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

    I adore this picture!

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