They're such a cuddly looking beastie and such a symbol of Scotland, though they can be found all over the world - they're even in Tasmania. When we first moved to Scotland my beloved came up a week before me and the picture below is one that he sent to me whilst he was waiting for my arrival.
Now in case you're a farmer and really interested in the breed, here's a link to the Highland Breed Society - click HERE to visit.
The most common colour that most people are used to is red, but they also come in black, yellow, silver, brindle, and white. They're a very popular image and you see them in all sort of things, but one of my favourites we've seen over the last year was at the Nairn Country Show. The children had a competition to create something out of sweets and this Highland Cow is made of red laces with coke bottle legs, snake horns, and fried eggs for eyes - it's adorable.
As you'd expect at a country show, there were Highland Cows in the livestock displays - here's two really adorable ones that are different colours including a young one who I just wanted to hug.
Our local bakery often has Highland Cow cookies for sale - I love them and my beloved has bought me one in the past.
A carved wooden cow in the front yard of someones house.
A cow we drove past when we were out and about one day.
A very interesting teapot cosy for sale in a craft shop.
A model of a highland cow which stands outside the cattle auction mart near Dingwall.
In any gift shop you'll see multiple things with Highland Cows on them - lots of soft toys, cushions, kitchen paraphenalia, cards, and even jewellry.
To finish, here are the two cows that live in the field near our house - the red one with the kinky horn is the one that featured at the beginning.
So there you have the Highland Cow - have you ever seen any where you live? Before you go, why don't you pop over to the A to Z blog and see what my fellow bloggers have come up with - click HERE to visit.
Until next time and the letter I, be good, stay safe, and say hello to the next animal you see.
Pamela & Ken