Happy Moo Year!

Happy Moo Year! I hope 2012 brings you good health and happy events, as well as plenty of cows. I started the year with many, many cow sightings so I thought I’d share a few of them with you.

We went to the San Diego Museum of Man this afternoon and visited the exhibit about early mankind. There’s a man-made cave with duplicate caveman paintings, including this Auroch, the ancestor of the European cattle:

Auroch cow cave painting at the San Diego Museum of Man

Auroch cow cave painting at the San Diego Museum of Man

 Next we proceeded to the Children’s activity center of the museum, which mostly displays an Egyptian theme. But right on the wall of the room where you can build a pyramid out of wooden blocks, I found this very interesting article on cows in India, appropriately titled “Holy Cow”:

Holy cow in India

Holy cow in India

 Take a minute to read the third column of the article to learn more about “cow catchers”. I think our 2011 runaway cows could have used a few of those.

Finally, on our way back to the car, we walked by the San Diego Mingei Museum, which focuses on Asian art. An enclosed art display window opposite the entrance contained this cow sculpture:

Cow sculpture at the San Diego Mingei Art Museum

Cow sculpture at the San Diego Mingei Art Museum

 Now, my husband says it’s a goat, but I think it looks like a cow (the horns are pretty obvious). What do you think?

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6 responses to “Happy Moo Year!

  1. Goats have horns, don’t they? Perhaps it’s a coot :)

  2. it’s a cow!

  3. I think that’s a cow too. Or possibly a bull… can’t see the dangly bits clearly… :)

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