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I was tricked into seeing today’s cow

I’ll admit it, I saw plenty of cows on my own today and I didn’t need anyone’s help seeing one more. But this one is so cute and the circumstances of its discovery so irresistible, I decided to spotlight it as my cow of the day.

After dinner we took the kids to Food4Less, our local grocery store, to restock on a few food staples for our family. While there it was hard to keep the kids away from the piles and piles of Halloween candy and Halloween decorations in every single aisle. When I finally thought I’d managed to guide the boys towards the cash register, my youngest veered to the left and yelled, Mama, you’ve gotta come see this!

We ended up in the pet food/supplies aisle (they really sell EVERYTHING in grocery stores) and the kids grabbed this cute dog toy cow off the shelf:

Toy dog black and white cow

Toy dog black and white cow

I have to say, I was doubtful this was a cow at first glance. The weird color pattern makes it look more like a sheep than a cow to me. That’s when my five-year old accurately observed that sheep don’t have horns, therefore it had to be a cow. How can I deny simple logic? It’s a cow, and a weird but cute one, don’t you think?

Buy some cheese, see some cows, and more cows, and more cows

Let me show you what a quick trip to the grocery store can get you into. As I was trying to restock on shredded cheese at our local food4Less store, I happened to see a cow on this bag of cheese:

Kroger nacho & taco cheese with a cow

Kroger nacho & taco cheese with a cow

I’m not sure what the kids are trying to feed this cow, but I’m guessing they’re apples. Mmmm, who could resist crunchy, juicy apples?

But wait, I see more shredded cheese, and more cows!

Kroger mozzarella cheese with a cow

Kroger mozzarella cheese with a cow

Ah, mozzarella, just what I was looking for. Wait a minute, is this the same photo? Haha, funny. But wait, there’s more cheese, and more cows!

Kroger cheddar cheese with a cow

Kroger cheddar cheese with a cow

Alright, I get it now. Kroger uses the same kid and cow picture for all their shredded cheese packaging. Well, that makes sense. But wait, more cheese, and more cows!

Kroger monterey jack cheese with a cow

Kroger monterey jack cheese with a cow

Er, what happened here? Who changed the cow picture on me??? Oh well, this shot looks cute too.

Now, I know cows are usually mellow but I’m not sure I’d let kids walk freely towards a whole herd without supervision. Would you? Those must be city kids for sure…

More goofy-looking cows selling cheese

After yesterday’s post on flying cows and red cows, my cow sightings for today will look like they popped out right out of the ordinary. Hey, it’s not every day I run into cows with hair as long as mine, so it’s hard to top that off.

I ran into cows twice today while at my local Food4Less grocery store. The first one was on the wall above the meat department.

Cow and pig together at Food4Less

Cow and pig together at Food4Less

This is another clear example that cows and pigs indeed are best friends and like to hang out together, even when they’re about to be chosen as dinner meat. Maybe it’s their way to show each other support when times are tough.

My other cow sighting was across the aisle, in the cheese department. These three happy, goofy-looking cows are selling yummy string cheese:

Cows on cheese stick package for Kroger

Cows on cheese stick package for Kroger

Even the package, with its cow hide pattern, sends you subliminal vibes to grab it off the shelf.

The last string cheese package I ran into at Vons also featured funny-looking cows doing cartwheels in a field. Apparently string cheese makes you do amazing things. I’ve seen the results on my kids and I’m quite impressed. It makes them hop like rabbits all over the place – that’s strong stuff. Maybe I should try it for myself, so I can keep up with them!

Food4Less means cows galore!

A trip to the grocery store is a solid guarantee you’ll meet your daily quota of cow sightings, especially if you spend even just a few seconds in the dairy department, glancing at milk cartons and yogurt cups.

During a quick run earlier today to my local grocery store to get some ice cream, I took a few pictures of the cow of the day. I’m used to seeing cow images but I think the one below tops them all.

Here’s how Food4Less shows their customers they have successful arrived to the dairy department:

See a cow every day with this dairy cow at Food4Less

See a cow every day with this dairy cow at Food4Less

I hate to admit it but this cow is enough to give me recurring nightmares. First it’s humongous – I really don’t feel comfortable having such a large animal staring at me when I’m refueling on milk for my family. Second, did you notice this cow had its legs chopped off??? Did the vendor simply run out of Gatorboard® and couldn’t give the sweet bovine its full body figure? That’s just freaky…

As you leave the store, you can’t help but notice the claw crane machines, especially if you’re in the company of children, as I was today. If you don’t want to see cows, stay away from claw machines because it’s a great place to spot them, and those cows are not the most good-looking ones!

Here’s the first trapped-in cow I spotted:

Dairy cow in claw machine

Dairy cow in claw machine

Hmm, it’s a cow. No, it’s a gremlin, maybe… Actually, I’m still not sure what it is. I love how it’s sitting right next to the spotted dog. Maybe they think they’re related?

I warn you for the next one – I think it’s a cow but I still have some doubts:

Purple cow in a claw machine

Purple cow in a claw machine

I guess it’s what you call a purple cow (if you a fan of the marketing guru Seth Godin, you’ll understand the analogy and want to check out Seth Godin’s Purple Cow book if you haven’t read it yet). I think Papa Smurf is keeping it good company.

Of course my kids asked me if I’d be kind enough to give them some money so they could “free” the cows from the claw machines. Nice try, but I just blog about cows, I don’t save them.