Friday, June 20, 2008

Highland cows

Just before moonrise She came back. We heard the car before we saw Her and one by one came out of the evening gloaming to greet Her. She has been away for too long. And we told Her all about how Debs had not fed us at all, nor taken us for any walks apart from when she led Elmo away up the hill and lost him and again he stayed up there all night alone. And She gave us some food and then muttered something about how She had been to Scotland and had won The Highland Children Book Award for the best picture book for Snow Leopard! Well, we are glad She has won an award for something because She would not win any awards for looking after cats, going away and leaving us for a whole swelling of the moon! But we were pleased because the award was a ginger cow, and it seems to make Her happy to have an award for colouring in and writing. So later when the moon was riding in the night sky and silvering the clouds we walked around the village with Her, pouncing on moon shadows, because, after all, it is good to have Her back.






8 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations to her for the award! And how lucky you are that she's back.

Daisy said...

Wowie! Congratulations on the award. I think the ginger cow is fantastic, and most appropriate.

Becky said...

My husband discovered this blog completely by accident when looking for somewhere to stay in Pembrokeshire for a weekend. He found himself on the Druidstone website which links to here.

I don't think either of us realised how often we'd been checking the blog until it wasn't updated for a while and we missed our ginger darlings fix! Gorgeous cats and gorgeous countryside, we're very envious ...

dinahmow said...

congratulations on winning such a lovely ginger cow!
And G & S say congats to Elmo for managing to stay out all night.How does he do that?We have to be indoors after tea.

Casey said...

I love the ginger cow! Congrats to Her on the award!

Tara said...

Many congratulations! Your work is so beautiful and you truly deserve every recognition that comes your way.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the Scottish Award! Wonderful and WELL DESERVED!

BumbleVee said...

congratulations.... the Snow Leopard painting is absolutely captivating....

I'm having a great time reading backwards through your blog...I should really begin at the beginning...! lol