Cow Moment

Big beautiful bovine hijinks


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Everyone else, here we go:


On August 26, a person by the name of Jessica Nelson posted a video of a cow sitting — and this is me editorializing — serenely in the back of a Buick sedan at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Marshfield, Wisconsin. “THERE’S A WHOLE ASS COW IN THE BACK OF THAT CAR!!!” Nelson wrote helpfully as a caption on the video.

“I thought it was fake at first. Who puts a cow in a Buick?” Nelson told the Associated Press, which perhaps suggests that a cow would be less surprising in, say, an SUV or a Kia Sedona.

Per the AP:

Nelson said that the family of the cow’s owner saw the post and contacted her. They said that the cow was actually a calf. She said the owner had just purchased it and two other calves — which were in the backseat as well but were lying down out of sight — at an auction.

Not just one, but three calves!


Now moving right along. On August 27, Reuters photographer Arnd Wiegmann captured some truly stupendous photos of Swiss cows being airlifted off a mountain. Per Reuters, those cows were injured “during their summer sojourn in the high Swiss Alpine meadows” and needed a ride back down the mountain. I know we’re not supposed to anthropomorphize animals, but just looking at these big bovines’ gentle eyes as they fly through the air, I think they know they’re being helped.


They say that all stories need to follow the rule of threes, so I had to find one more cow article to make this a post. Hmm let’s see… “Texans are using cow dewormer to treat COVID. Poison calls have skyrocketed.” What’s that about?

According to the San Antonio Express-News:

Concerns over improper usage of the drug has led the FDA to warn the public to not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19. “You are not a horse,” the federal agency said on Twitter on Saturday. “You are not a cow. Seriously y’all. Stop it.”

Sorry, I guess this post ended up being about COVID-19, after all.