Thursday, November 08, 2007

Holy Cow!


In the news this week, a bovine with apparent falling cow disease, ran over the edge of a cliff and fell 200 feet onto the hood of a traveling minivan. The 600 lb. cow, name "Michelle" certainly surprised the minivan's occupants, a Michigan couple traveling through Washington State, near Manson, as they celebrated their wedding anniversary.

Their van was heavily damaged, but the couple were so shocked that they just kept driving...for more than a mile and a half after impact. Mr. Everson, the driver of the minivan apparently just kept repeating: "I don't believe this. I don't believe this." He said he must have repeated this 20 or 30 times. Later he admitted, he thought he had hit a deer, but as he as he kept looking at it, he yelled at his wife "It's a cow!"

Poor Michelle, a rodeo cow who had been missing for days, was critically injured and had to be euthanized at the scene. As the Chelan County deputy sheriff noted: Michelle was a Professional Bull Rider registerd cow that had escaped her ranch about a month ago. "It was bred for rodeo." he said. "It was not your normal cow in a field."

I guess not. I mean, this story actually makes me sad. Maybe it's just her name, or maybe it's knowing that she was destined for better things and should have ended up this way. But then again...what's on your table for dinner, tonight?

There's no way, I'm having beef. Chicken? Maybe.

6 comments:

  1. Oh man - what fodder for comment here!
    First - Thank God those folks are OK.
    2nd - ROFLMAO!!! Sorry, had to do it.
    3rd - I happen to be a card carrying member of the PBR, and I have it on good authority that PBR bulls are BULLS, not cows! LOL! The only bull in this story was being flung.......
    4th - Good thing you're a one L'er, what with all these double L's making so much trouble.
    5th - is that all YOUR scraps??? Woman, you need a scrap intervention! I feel so much better now.....(and still laughing!)

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  2. I'm sorry but I think it is hysterical. There you are, happily driving along, thinking about not a lot when a cow lands on your bonnet. Oh dear (wipes tears of laughter from her eyes), but poor poor cow.

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  3. Thankfully, we're having lasagne for dinner... thanks for sharing.

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  4. For Su Bee, in regards to her 3rd comment:
    Ok, Miss Rodeo expert.Her name was Michelle. She has to be a cow. So, if there's any bull here, I think it's because she was ...well, how shall I delicately put it...a 'companion' ...specifically bred for well...certain bovine traits...for the main attractions on the Bull Riding Circuit. Maybe, it was just too hard of a life and she was tired of that lifestyle. Poor thing she ran for her freedom...than ends up in the hood, anyhow.

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  5. Anonymous10:49 AM

    I have GOT to stop reading you whilst drinking coffee!!!
    I needed that - I'm going to laugh about this all day, and share the story with all my poor stressed out staff - they'll LOVE the delicate explanation!! Oh dear...... -- you make my day!

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  6. poor thing.this story makes me sad too. I had to laugh about the reacton of the people in the car.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.