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.