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To moo at cows when driving?

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InvisibleKnickers Tue 17-May-16 13:45:12

My children say I shouldn't do it, nor should I say "nee-naw" every time we pass an ambulance/police car or fire engine. I see nothing wrong in it and even do it quietly when they are not in the car with me

megletthesecond Tue 17-May-16 13:47:03


I say hello to squirrels when I'm out running.

ZestyMaximus Tue 17-May-16 13:51:15

I do similar things and don't even have children. Go for it. Embrace your inner child.

UmbongoUnchained Tue 17-May-16 13:52:20

Tell them the cows will think you're rude if you don't say hello. Kill joys.

BrandNewAndImproved Tue 17-May-16 13:52:59

I shout and point at trains even when I'm by myself in the car.

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Tue 17-May-16 13:53:21

You're much better than me, I shout "mint sauce" when we drive past lambs in the fields

reader77 Tue 17-May-16 13:53:27

I say hello to every cat I meet in my own car language. They understand. blush

BarbaraofSeville Tue 17-May-16 13:53:44

I often say 'roast lamb' when out walking through fields of sheep. I know I am a bad person.

Clandestino Tue 17-May-16 13:53:51

I once mehed at sheep as I was walking by. To my horror, they mehed back and starting moving in my direction. I legged it. I don't even know what I mehed but it certainly wasn't come and trample me to death.

Thefitfatty Tue 17-May-16 13:53:54

Is your window down?
If it's up YABU because they can't hear you.
If it's down YANBU and you should do it as loudly as you can.

mlamle Tue 17-May-16 13:54:30

YANBU. And like meglet I often talk to pigeons, squirrels etc when cycling to work (usually to tell them to get out of the way). DD and I always say hello to the dragon that lives on a gable end in our street when we walk past, too...and I do the same if I'm alone.

FlyingElbows Tue 17-May-16 13:54:31

Nothing wrong with that at all. I've just spent five minutes having a conversation with a pony about whether the sheep had gone to the shops to buy jumpers because their fleeces are falling off!!

HarpyFishwifeTwat Tue 17-May-16 13:54:35

I call out Moo at cows all the time. How would they know you were being friendly if not?

The conversation goes along the lines of:

Moo you buggers, moooooooo moo
Chews grass and flickers tail
Wanders off

InvisibleKnickers Tue 17-May-16 14:07:45

Oh phew! I thought it was just me and DP - I have told him that I will leave him when his meh sheep noise stops making me laugh. He also does a rather impressive impression of a turkey, but we don't have many of them in Yorkshire so its rare I get to hear it!! Must remember to wind down car windows on school run today.

ghostyslovesheep Tue 17-May-16 14:17:57

haha yes another runner who says hello to wildlife - yanbu

MistressChalk Tue 17-May-16 14:25:12

I've waved at a cat when I went past it on the bus. Twice. In my defence I do know the cat as it visits my garden every so often for a chat.

mogloveseggs Tue 17-May-16 14:28:32

Yanbu. My sheep impression must wow any sheep we come across as they never reply grin

liquidrevolution Tue 17-May-16 14:34:51

I sing the 'cow in the meadow goes moo' song from Friends... blush

Oh, the cow in the meadow goes moo,
Oh, the cow in the meadow goes moo.
Then the farmer hits him on the head and grinds him up,
And that's how we get hamburgers.
Now, chickens!

I have also made up verses for chickens, lambs, pigs, goats. grin

RuggerHug Tue 17-May-16 15:57:28

I have little chats with a robin in my back garden when he sits beside as I'm smoking. I ask him how his cousin is 'at the other place' too as my Mother has a similar size/friendly robin in her garden so I've convinced myself they're related blushblush

SweetChickadee Tue 17-May-16 16:00:19

Perfectly normal OP

DH and I sing out 'ding ding ding ding' when we go over railway tracks too

KittyKrap Tue 17-May-16 16:00:48

At the start of Coronation street DS1 turns to DS2 and says, 'look at the funny meerkats!'
They are 18 and 16.

We also do the old Eric Morecombe, 'he won't sell many ice creams driving like that' when a police car goes past with its sirens.

Always moo. Always.

LordoftheTits Tue 17-May-16 16:08:16

This is basically my marriage.

Oysterbabe Tue 17-May-16 16:09:31

Talking to animals is fun smile
This video makes me so happy. I think it's just how much the guy is laughing.

ephemeralfairy Tue 17-May-16 16:28:13

Yanbu. I cawed at a crow on my way to the shop today and I had no child with me.

ephemeralfairy Tue 17-May-16 16:29:47

We also bark at the dog from the top flat when it goes for its evening constitutional.

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