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:
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”:
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:
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?