This isn't the first time I've heard of farm animals being used to further a romance. No, it's not what you think.
Chris Gospel of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, got down on one knee in a field to ask for Eilidh Fraser's hand in marriage.
But the 30-year-old did not need to pop the question, as he enlisted the help of Curlytop the cow by writing "will you marry me?" on the animal's body.
Mr Gospel said: "She was a star. The writing was on the side and as were were walking up she was facing us.
"Eilidh could see something written on the side but not what it was. Curlytop came up to us and then turned.
"By the time Eilidh read it I was down on one knee and proposed."
The microbiologist said yes and a picture was posted on social media, with Curlytop's message in the background.
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Mr Gospel said Curlytop would get an invite to the wedding, but was unsure whether it would be accepted.
He added: "She's still not forgiven me for writing on her."
There's more at the link, including a picture of the cow in question (literally).
The jokes write themselves, don't they?
- Good thing he wrote it on a cow. That way, she knew his proposal was no bull!
- What if she'd slapped him for proposing in that way? Would that have been dis-udderly conduct?
- It must have been a moo-ving experience.