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My first weird looking cow of 2012

I stopped by Michael’s art & craft store this afternoon with my three-year old to look for pictures frames I’d like to use in an upcoming project. Since my son was very patient while I browsed through the many aisles of frames to find just the right one, I then took him to the $1 toy department.

While it was his turn to browse the many offerings, I found this cow in one of the bins. This is my first official weird looking cow of the year 2012. Here’s what it looks like from above:

Weird looking cow toy with bug eyes

Weird looking cow toy with bug eyes

 And here’s what this cow looks like from the front:

Weird looking cow toy from Michael's art & craft store

Weird looking cow toy from Michael's art & craft store

Of course my son discovered the most disturbing part about this cow’s bug eyes. They’re stretchy… You can actually pull on them and stretch them away from the cow’s head. How freaky and ugly is that? My little one settled for more dinosaurs. Phew.

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Holy cow, a cowmedian!

Tilly Bud at The Laughing Housewife awarded her weekly CoWAbunger to Pseu this morning, for several hilarious comments she posted on Tilly’s blog this past week. Pseu comments on this cow blog quite a lot too and I have to be careful not to have any food or drink in my mouth when I read her notes, for fear of spitting it out on my laptop screen.

Well done, Pseu, I love the award Tilly chose for you. You ARE quite a cowmedian, there’s no udder way to say it!

cowmedian

cowmedian

 On another note, my husband was kind enough to share his cow of the day with me by email. He found it at a discount store while browsing the toy aisle.

Cow in Country Critters cow

Cow in Country Critters cow

 Wow, that’s some big cow muzzle!

Spotting cows while shopping for Easter

The Easter Bunny will be visiting our house overnight and I want to make sure he’s got everything he needs to make my two kids happy. So I helped him out and bought a few things this afternoon. I hate doing last-minute purchases but with the kids at home for the past two weeks because of the Easter break, I’ve had little time on my own to help out the Easter Bunny.

So I visited two stores this afternoon: first Michael’s, then WalMart. Going through the stores’ entire Easter stock was painful and entertaining at the same time. Among the multitude of bunnies and chicks, I saw a few cows, clearly wondering how they got tossed into the mix (cows clearly don’t have an overwhelming presence at this time of year). The first one was a cow hand puppet, with as much material as $1 can buy:

$1 cow hand puppet

$1 cow hand puppet

Then I found the cow plush pen. Yes, it is a pen and I can’t even think about writing with something so bulky in my hand. Hmm, I wonder if it would improve my writing skills…

$1 cow plush pen

$1 cow plush pen

I found one of my funniest cow spottings so far this year at WalMart, in what I’d call an embarrassing position. See it for yourself, as I’m not sure how to describe this situation…

Easter bunny on top of pig, on top of cow

Easter bunny on top of pig, on top of cow

Hmm, I remember commenting in the past that cows and pigs often appear to be best friends, but I don’t think I meant friends that way. Seriously, do you think this an appropriate toy for little kids? Take a look at the pig’s blissful smile… Can you hear him say, “The Easter Bunny made me do it!”

Meet our daily cow (and the tooth fairy) on Charlie and Lola

I got to see quite a few cow images today but the one that stood out came from Charlie and Lola’s DVD Vol.5 Series. For those of you who don’t know, Charlie and Lola started as a British series of books by Lauren Child, featuring a fun and imaginative sibling duo. The books are wonderful and the Charlie and Lola DVD series is even better, as it brings both characters and their friends to life, including some very cute British accents.

Every day you see a cow on Charlie and Lola!

Every day you see a cow on Charlie and Lola!

In this specific episode (My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Ever Never Fall Out), Lola gets to find out about the tooth fairy and the fact that she not only brings coins, but also presents to little kids who lose their teeth. Lola now gets to imagine what the tooth fairy will bring her once she loses her very wobbly tooth. Check it out for yourself and view your cow of the day, but don’t bling because it doesn’t get a lot of screen time (you’ll get to hear it moo too!):

I just love the idea that Lola is wishing for a cow toy as a gift for the first baby tooth that she’ll lose. Ah, the power of the cow…