A cow lives on my street. She works for Gemini granite and marble. For most of the day she stands or lies outside the courtyard where all the slabs of granite and marble are kept. Her job is to pull a cart, once it’s loaded up with these stone slabs, around the corner to the workshop on the main road.
Her keeper takes good care of her. He brings her food in buckets. Mostly straw and some kind of grain. He also brings her water to drink. When it’s hot he sprinkles water on her and at night a small fire keeps the flies and mosquitoes away. He also changes her shoes from time to time.
I call her Belga because her horns are painted in the same colours as the Belgian flag.