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Can a cow jump over the moon? I think so!

If you think a cow can’t really jump over the moon, I’m about to prove you wrong. And for this I have to thank Tilly at The Laughing Housewife and her weekly CoWAbunger. This is the photo she chose for this week’s award, which is quite appropriate for a post on astronauts (by the way, congratulations for your third award, Pseu!):

Space shuttle cow statue from the Cow Parade in Kansas City

Space shuttle cow statue from the Cow Parade in Kansas City

For every cow out there who dreams of jumping over the moon, this is exactly what you need. Why don’t you ask Father Christmoos for it, and let’s see what he can do for you?

Don’t impound the cow, just moooove it!

I read this news story online this afternoon and I thought I’d share it with you. The poor “cow guy” who lives in St Paul, Minnesota got his 20-foot tall fiberglass cow impounded yesterday, probably for sitting a little too long on a trailer in front of his house and bothering a few neighbors (how rude of them).

After reading the story on the United Press International website, I still can’t understand the specific reasons why the cow was towed, but here’s a picture of it, waiting to be rescued:

20 foot tall fiberglass cow

20 foot tall fiberglass cow

 Norb Anderson’s (the cow guy) cow is said to be worth $22,000 (that’s a lot of moola!) and Anderson rents it for parades and advertising purposes. Holy cow, can you imagine this giant cow standing in front of your business? It would be an attention getter for sure.

Would the police please give me the poor cow guy his cow? He’s 77 years old and Social Security monthly payments don’t put much food on the table nowadays. Don’t the cops know it’s almost Christmas time?

Does this sacred cow look sacred to you?

Earlier today I was drawn to read an article on the Forbes.com website that claimed to discuss the pension plan problems plaguing many American cities. Unfortunately the article failed to tell me what I didn’t already know but I’ll admit its title caught my interest: “Nipping At the Sacred Cow: Major Cities Take On Pension Reform.”

So I clicked on the link and started reading the article, and right on the first page I found this cow image labeled “the sacred cow”.

Sacred cow or cash cow?

Sacred cow or cash cow?

This cow statue is a clear remnant of a past Cow Parade and I can’t help but look at this cow and wonder why someone would label it a sacred cow. All I see is the many dollar bills and dollar signs covering its body. Shouldn’t it be called the “cash cow” instead? Or maybe it’s sacred because of its abundant riches. I don’t get it. Do you?

The most surprising part of this article occurred on page 2, when I saw the list of the Top 10 U.S. cities and U.S. counties who will come up short over the next few years with their pension plans if nothing gets done about it. What’s the surprise? San Diego City and San Diego County are not on the list! I have no idea how this happened, considering I can’t turn on the radio any day of the week without hearing at least one report about our dire pension plan problem. The only explanation I can find for San Diego’s ommission on these lists is that some cities may happen to be in much more trouble than San Diego, which I find it hard to imagine. I mean, if that’s the case, they’re really, really in trouble.

Boy, how did we ever get into this hole in the first place? My guess would be greediness and unrealistic expectations. Damn, where is that sacred cash cow when you need it?

Hey kiddo, there’s a cow on your back!

Today we visited Bates Nut Farm north of San Diego for a fun day at the Pumpkin Patch. We didn’t pick a pumpkin (but we could have if we wanted to) and instead used our cash to spend fun times going on a tractor ride, getting lost in a straw maze, and petting some farm animals.

There were a lot of vendor booths on location and tons of people to visit each and every one of them. The place was busy! I spotted this very cute cow harness and leash at one of the booths:

Cow harness and leash for child

Cow harness and leash for child

It looks to me like the most popular animal for the child harness is the monkey and I always want to ask the poor kid: hey kiddo, do you need help getting that monkey off your back? I like this cow but infortunately it looks quite warm for the San Diego climate…

On our way back from the farm, I spotted a cow statue at the front of an adjacent farm so I shoved my husband out of the car to take a picture of it and here it is!

Cow statue in Valley Center

Cow statue in Valley Center

Can you believe we took a ride in the countryside today and we didn’t see one single real cow? Horses? Yes. Sheep? Yes. Cows? Nope. That’s San Diego for you. But I still manage to see cows every day. Go figure.

Today’s cow is corny and I’m just lazy

Today’s cow comes from The Laughing Housewife’s blog, who awarded her weekly CoWAbunger to one of her lucky blog commenters and chose the award below for the occasion. Meet the corn on the cow!

Corn on the cow - cow statue from the cow parade

Corn on the cow - cow statue from the cow parade

Oh, pretty! I’m guessing it’s a cow statue from one of the cow parades, but I may be wrong. Maybe it’s just a cow table decoration people use when they want to have a little joke on their guests.

What? Did I say there would be corn on the cob? I’m sorry, you must have heard me wrong, I said corn on the cow!

As for the lazy part, I had a really horrible day. Yes, I did see other cows but this one was easy to grab and I find it really cute, so it wins today’s spotlight. Thanks for another great looking cow, Tilly Bud!