Inspiration for the proposal came from a similar stunt Mr Gospel had seen online (Chris Gospel/PA)

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'I moo!' - Farmer enlists help of cow for marriage proposal

Inspiration came from online

A farmer has told how his cow helped him propose to his now bride-to-be.

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.

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“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 of the ring on her finger, with Curlytop’s message in the background.

Inspiration for the proposal came from a similar stunt Mr Gospel had seen online.

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He decided to go ahead with it – despite admitting he was nervous – adding it was “typical” of his sense of humour.

The cow is the 30-year-old bride-to-be’s favourite out of the cattle, as she is “affectionate” and viewed as more like a pet.

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.”