So far this year I’ve taken rides on two different carousels: one time at my local mall, and the other at the old carousel in San Diego Balboa Park. The mall carousel didn’t display any cows, only a paint horse that looked like a cow. The Balboa Park carousel didn’t feature cows either, but rather a pig with a cow paint job, and as my fellow blogger at The Real Sharon noticed, horse legs… I soon wondered if there aren’t just any cows on carousels. Sharon is actually on the hunt for cows on a carousel now, at least in the Texas area. I’m anxious to see what she discovers.
This afternoon I read my kids a few books before their nap. The books were obviously too stimulating since I managed to make one kid sleep out of two… One of the books happened to be “Le Roi Babar”, the original French version of “Babar The King“.
This story includes the creation of Celesteville, a town for elephants to live happily together, and concludes with day-long festivities that include carousel rides.
Take a close look at the animal Arthur is sitting on… Here’s your close look opportunity:
This only means one thing. If you want to see a cow on a carousel, read an 80-year-old illustrated book about elephants in Africa. If you pay attention, you may catch a glimpse of one as it goes around the carousel like I did.
I’m tempted to draw the conclusion that cows may exist on carousels, but only old ones and in Europe. Maybe one of my fellow bloggers in a distant European country will find out for me sometime this year. The plot thickens…