The midweek word-prompt on our other site https://weeklyprompts.com is Subliminal and was chosen by GC. This is my response.
The other day my youngest daughter Sophie whose eyesight isn’t brilliant when not wearing her glasses, exclaimed, “Mum I think you have a cow calving over there!” I looked at the cow and remarked, “That’s impossible she’s already got one!”
Sophie was born here, and her idyllic childhood was spent roaming the fields alongside the sheep and cows, her knowledge of farm animals is fairly comprehensive. She was also aware that each of the cows has a calf at foot, therefore she knew that this cow was not about to give birth, but on some very deep level, her subconscious mind told her otherwise. The subliminal message she received told her that whatever was emerging from under the cow’s tail must be a calf.
I picked up the binoculars for a closer look. Sure enough there was something making an exit from the animal’s rear end and it wasn’t a couple of legs! Upon seeing the red balloon shape protruding I picked up the phone and rang the farmer who rents my land, I told him one of the cows was having a prolapse. “I’ll be straight up,” he answered.
Ten minutes later the farmer arrived, and within a couple of minutes, the prolapse had been pushed back in. He then walked around the group of six cows and examined each of them. When he’d finished, he walked over to where Sophie and I, with great interest, were watching the proceedings.
I asked if there was a problem with the other cows, to which he replied, “All six of them have had problems, that’s why they’re here with you and not over the lane with the others, we knew you’d keep an eye on them!”
This is true, I do keep my eye on them but it would have been nice to know what my eye was supposed to be looking for!
(c) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018- Written in response to the word-prompt Subliminal from our other site Weekly Prompts. http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/07/11/word-prompt-subliminal