Friday, June 16, 2006


The poor Cow Diaries... so neglected! I still haven't done my Cows of Sri Lanka segment. Oh well, for the moment I bring to you two postcards sent to my by my friend Dephal in California. Notice anything strange around the borders of the Swiss Cows postcard? Well, that would be some fine St. Bernard fur, courtesy of the Dephal family dog, Ruthie. Dephal once mailed me a bag of St. Bernard and Newf fur. I am a very SPECIAL friend.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Cows on parade again!

Okay, okay, so The Cow Diaries took a hiatus while I went to Sri Lanka, but we're back. And soon, there will be a Cows of Sri Lanka installment!

But what have we here? It's COWS ON PARADE!

These beautiful creatures are on parade right now in lovely Madison, Wisconsin, in front of the UW Hospital. I would enjoy having these bovines greet me as I arrived for my gall bladder surgery or what have you. The theme for these cows is the Wizard of Oz.

Good witch Glinda cow in all her frou-frou glory! Her udder is tastefully kept under wraps by a stunning pink velvet (use your imagination) frock.

The Emerald City Cow. Is this the Great Oz? Because his humanoid back end is creeping me out!

The freaky little munchkin cow! He's from the Lollypop Brigade. What was your first clue?

Is that your hat, or are you just happy to see me? Wait, that joke doesn't work on a girl cow. nevermind.

These photos are courtesy of my humble slave, er, I mean, dear friend, Phyllis DeGioia of Madison. By the way, if you need a dog writer, she's FANTASTIC! Just email me if you want to hire her. She rocks!

For more on these wonderful beasties, check out:
Cheesy Public Art

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Knitting project for cow lovers

Oh my....

Cow Sling

Cow magnet?

Stray metal in your cow's stomach? Here's the solution:

Ginny and friends

My friend Ginny has kindly allowed me to post these photos of her and her close encounters with cows. The big black fellow is Flag, a steer who loves getting his chin scratched. I never knew what lovely personalities cows can have until I moved her and got up close and personal with our village cows. Doesn't Flag look over the moon, getting his chin scritchies from Auntie Ginny?

The Mama Highland cattle cow (not a technical term, I'm sure) is giving Ginny the hairy eyeball because Mama's two calves did a bit of a runner when they saw Ginny enter the yard, even though Ginny averted her eyes and let Mama know she was no threat. I love Highland cattle... they make me think of bovine dogs!

Happy California cows

Why ARE they so very, very happy? Good drugs?

And guess what? Cows excel at selecting leaders: