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Cows hang out at train stations, even fake cows!

I think by now you’ve figured out that I do see cows every day – real cows, photos of cows, illustrations of cows, cow skeletons, etc. Just browse through this blog’s archives if you want to see some samples. Here are some of the cows I saw today. First there’s the dairy cow on a half-gallon container of Naturally Preferred organic milk I spotted at the grocery store:

Dairy cow on Naturally Preferred Organic Milk

Dairy cow on Naturally Preferred Organic Milk

Later tonight I spotted these drum playing cows as part of a marching parade in the very cute children’s book Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant.

Cows on Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Cows on Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

In between these two cow sightings, my husband texted me a picture. He spent the day training people north of Los Angeles and decided to take the Amtrack train from the San Diego area to avoid hair-pulling Southern California traffic deadlock (at our house, we usually call it “clusterf%$&#k”…). As he was leaving the Solana Beach train station to head back home tonight, this is what he spotted across the street and had to share with me as it happened…

Cow statue in Solana Beach, California

Cow statue in Solana Beach, California

Is that a nice lifesize cow statue or what? Check out the quilt pattern paint job! Oh, and those red eyes look so evilish, you’ve got to wonder why this bovine is so pissed off…

I almost feel jealous that my husband got to see this cow himself, rather than me. I think he’s catching on to the daily cow sighting theory, and today was solid proof that everyone gets to see cows every day!

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Wacky cows sell healthy milk

Every time I browse the dairy aisle, there seems to be more and more brands of milk. It seems that stores like to stock its favorite brands, or should I say their customers’ favorite brands, so you often see new comers in various stores. On a similar subject I recently posted a few cow logos I encountered on milk cartons at Target.

I found the two brands of milk below at Henry’s. Both organic, they feature very different looking cows, but if you look closely, you’ll notice they’re both pretty wacky…

Let’s start with the Stremicks Heritage Foods organic milk carton:

Stremicks Heritage Foods organic milk - dairy cow

Stremicks Heritage Foods organic milk - dairy cow

I don’t hang out with cows on a daily basis but I can’t stop looking at this one and think it has suffered from major Photoshop abuse. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cow with such a round dome on top of its head (is this a dolphin’s melon???). As for the black markings on its face, they look freakishly symmetrical: two completely black ears and two black vertical bars over the eyes, with the same shape…. Wacky cow!

My second encounter was with the Organic Pastures raw milk bottle:

Organic Pastures raw milk

Organic Pastures raw milk

Now, that’s what I call a funny looking cow and I love it! It looks very happy, clearly high on that fresh, organic grass, and the bottle sends me messages of love (pink heart) and heavenly glow (halo). What’s not to like about this milk?

I can’t wait to see what other dairy farms come up over the next few months. Wacky or cute, you’ve just got to love them!