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The many cows of Christmas – Part 4

This is my last cow sighting report for 2012 and it’s very special. It’s the last of the cow gifts I received for Christmas and it’s very, very cute. The clue I gave you previously was, it’s something you wear but it’s not clothing. Did you guess? It’s a cow brooch!

Purple cow brooch

Purple cow brooch

There have been all sorts of cows on this blog but this is the very first cow brooch. Apparently, it’s not that unique because there are a lot of cow brooches out there. Who knew?

And look, it’s a purple cow, how special! Of course, it holds its special place among the other purple cows on this blog, including:

- Seth Godin’s Purple Cow
- The Milka cow (here too)
A real purple cow

There you have it, a whole herd of purple cows. I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome the new year.

Happy 2013, everyone!

I found a real purple cow for Seth Godin

Seth Godin, marketing genius and author of Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, should be very interested in today’s cow. And if you’ve never seen a purple cow, you’re about to see one.

I spotted it online about a week ago in one of those Yahoo Odd News videos. This little purple calf was recently born in Serbia, and even though it looks more gray than purple, it’s still being called a purple cow, which is a very rare occurrence.

Purple cow born in Serbia

Purple cow born in Serbia

 And if you think this purple cow is not purple enough to your taste, there’s nothing Photoshop can’t fix.

Purple cow

Purple cow

 And if this still doesn’t do and you want the ultimate purple cow, just go back to reading my recent post on the Milka cow. Now, that’s purple!

Milka cow

Milka cow

Food4Less means cows galore!

A trip to the grocery store is a solid guarantee you’ll meet your daily quota of cow sightings, especially if you spend even just a few seconds in the dairy department, glancing at milk cartons and yogurt cups.

During a quick run earlier today to my local grocery store to get some ice cream, I took a few pictures of the cow of the day. I’m used to seeing cow images but I think the one below tops them all.

Here’s how Food4Less shows their customers they have successful arrived to the dairy department:

See a cow every day with this dairy cow at Food4Less

See a cow every day with this dairy cow at Food4Less

I hate to admit it but this cow is enough to give me recurring nightmares. First it’s humongous - I really don’t feel comfortable having such a large animal staring at me when I’m refueling on milk for my family. Second, did you notice this cow had its legs chopped off??? Did the vendor simply run out of Gatorboard® and couldn’t give the sweet bovine its full body figure? That’s just freaky…

As you leave the store, you can’t help but notice the claw crane machines, especially if you’re in the company of children, as I was today. If you don’t want to see cows, stay away from claw machines because it’s a great place to spot them, and those cows are not the most good-looking ones!

Here’s the first trapped-in cow I spotted:

Dairy cow in claw machine

Dairy cow in claw machine

Hmm, it’s a cow. No, it’s a gremlin, maybe… Actually, I’m still not sure what it is. I love how it’s sitting right next to the spotted dog. Maybe they think they’re related?

I warn you for the next one – I think it’s a cow but I still have some doubts:

Purple cow in a claw machine

Purple cow in a claw machine

I guess it’s what you call a purple cow (if you a fan of the marketing guru Seth Godin, you’ll understand the analogy and want to check out Seth Godin’s Purple Cow book if you haven’t read it yet). I think Papa Smurf is keeping it good company.

Of course my kids asked me if I’d be kind enough to give them some money so they could “free” the cows from the claw machines. Nice try, but I just blog about cows, I don’t save them.