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It’s triple cow Monday!

Today I saw cows on milk and cheese packages, in books and in a Curious George video but my most memorable cow has to be the one I spotted not once but three times on Tilly Bud’s The Laughing Housewife blog.

So far, she’s managed to make me see a cow trophy and a Sam-Moo-Rai cow but today, that was quite something else. I believe the cow on her photo is a remnant of a Cow Parade somewhere in the world, but the funniest part about it is, she used the same photo three times in a row to award her COWAbunger award to three different commenters.

Not sure what I’m talking about? Well, here you go then!

#1 cow award

Cow statue from Cow Parade

Cow statue from Cow Parade

#2 cow award

#3 cow award

There you have it, three cow photos in a row. It’s triple cow Monday! I’m anxious to see what she’ll be coming up with next time…

The Cow Parade Austin 2011 is on!

Cow Parade Austin 2011I saw quite a lot of cows today, including one in a PBS episode of Curious George on DVD at dinner time. I have a feeling I’ll get to see the same episode again tomorrow (we all know how much kids love repetition) so you’ve be warned!

Instead of showing you my cow sightings for today, I’d like to use today’s post to feature a super cool event starting tomorrow. It’s the COW PARADE in Austin, TX!

Cow Parade Austin 2011

Cow Parade Austin 2011

 The exhibit consists of 100 cows painted by local artists and put on display throughout the city of Austin, mostly downtown. More cows will be added to the exhibit in August 2011 (I think the organization is still selecting the lucky winning artists). Here’s a sneak peek of the Cow Parade exhibit.

Check out this Cow-maro! Doesn’t it make you want to go there and see them all?

Cow-maro sculpture at the Cow Parade in Austin, TX 2011

Cow-maro sculpture at the Cow Parade in Austin, TX 2011

While browsing the event’s website, I found out the Cow Parade organization also sponsors the creation of “Mini Moos” and “Micro Moos”. Children of most ages are encouraged to create their own cow sculptures, which will be auctioned off. What a great idea to spread exposure to the arts to kids!

If you’re located not too far from Austin, TX, you have until December to view the Cow Parade, with most cows staying on display until the end. And if you’re not, you may have better luck next year when the Cow Parade visits North Carolina (darn it, still too far from me). Somebody please ask them to mooooove this parade to California already!

Holy cow, it’s the Cow Parade!

Do you think it’s possible to watch a whole hour of episode of Elmo or Blue’s Clues without spotting a single cow? I’ll give you the answer if you can’t guess. Absolutely not, and today was no exception for me and my kids.

I’ll be kind and spare you the common sighting, and instead share with you very cool videos of colorful cows around the world, courtesy of my husband. The video he originally sent me is of the traveling Cow Parade, this one taking place in San Jose, Costa Rica. I’m not certain “Cow Parade” is an appropriate term as the cow statues don’t move, but they sure are fun to watch!

I love the cow serving itself whole for dinner:

Beef! It's what's for dinner!

Beef! It's what's for dinner!

How about this one? Would you call it a bull frog, or maybe a frog bull?

A bull frog - or rather a frog bull

A bull frog - or rather a frog bull

Now, my favorite Cow Parade video probably is the one from Madrid. People were so excited about the exhibit that they had a very official press conference about it: 

There are lots of cow statues in this video, but one of my favorites as to be this one:

Madrid cow parade - European flag cow

Madrid cow parade - European flag cow

Wow, was this approved by the European Union? Obviously these cow people know that politics is a lot of bull…

In 2011 the Cow Parade will stampede into the cities of Austin, TX (USA), and Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina (Brazil). You can visit the official Cow Parade website, which features an amazing worldwide cow gallery. Where else would you find an ice-skating cow in a pink tutu? Notice the gold medal she won – having four legs probably helps with the triple axel landings.

Cow parade - ice skating cow in a pink tutu

Cow parade - ice skating cow in a pink tutu

There’s way worse, or way better depending on how you see it, on that website. If you need a break from your daily life or a tickle of your imagination, I highly recommend you visit the cow parade gallery!

There’s a lifesize cow at SeaWorld San Diego, and it even talks!

During a school trip with my son at SeaWorld San Diego today, I got a chance to walk by the cow statue in front of Mango Joe’s Cafe. I had missed it during our last visit and thought it was gone, so it was great to see our happy cow standing at the cafe entrance.

Check out the cool look of our cow, sunglasses and beach towel included:

Lifesize cow statue at SeaWorld San Diego

Lifesize cow statue at SeaWorld San Diego

Now, it’s not any beach cow, it’s actually a surfer cow! Check it out on its surfboard:

Surfer cow statue at SeaWorld San Diego

Surfer cow statue at SeaWorld San Diego

And for the first time today, we realized this cow actually talks! I swear, I’m not making this up. It looks like some motion sensors activate the talking feature when you walk by the cow (how freaky!!!) and the cow blurbs out some comments that seriously make me reconsider that cows have a good sense of humor… It will say things like, “Have you HEARD (you’re supposed to hear “HERD”) any cow jokes?” Arf, arf, I’m trying to laugh, but really, I can’t.

Here it is, blurbing out, “Keep it mooooving!”

I have to admit, this cow looks a lot cooler when it doesn’t talk…