Sniffing Cows

Cows really are odd creatures and very entertaining.  As I wondered around the dairy today with my camera in my hand I noticed how curious the cows became when they noticed me.  I don't do any work on the dairy so they don't know me like they do the others.  I don't know if they notice the camera or not, but they were very interested in what I was doing and a little afraid too.  If I was quiet and sat still, they would approach, very cautiously. What struck me the most his how much they were relying on their sense of smell.  They were like dogs.  They strained their necks and sucked in enormous amounts of air trying to catch a scent.  The air they blew out was wet and warm and felt like a summer breeze.