• Kathy Winkler Studio

I Love You Because

Updated: Aug 27, 2019


The song, “I Love You Because”, could be said to be about any “bond” between humans or animals. It was written in 1963 by Leon Payne, and sung by many famous vocal artists, including Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Jim Reeves.


The song ends with “I love you for a hundred thousand reasons, but most of all I love you cause you’re you.” That spoke volumes when I saw this bison cow with her precious two month old calf. When I saw them, I was overwhelmed with the intimacy exhibited and neither of them caring that I was a witness to their world. The cow rested her chin gently on the calf’s forehead. The love they both had for each other was obvious. Bison cows are, incidentally, very good moms!