Kassie Waters – I was talking to my sister one day about dreams, and I told her about this one I had where her and I were being chased by a bull. I was pretty surprised when she laughed at me and told me that it had actually happened. I was five years old and we were visiting my grandfather who lived in the country. My sister took me for a walk and apparently we had wandered into a local cow pasture where a particularily nasty bull wasn’t too happy to see us. He chased us up a hill before giving up and turning around. In my head, the memory had been so absurd for me that it seemed much more logical that it was a dream. And that is how I ran with the bulls at the age of 5.
Beata Nalesnik – I was born and raised in Poland on a farm. My mom moved to US when I was 12 years old leaving us in the care of my dad. (She moved to make a better life for all of us) Ever since I can remember I worked on a farm which included milking cows. I had to be up at crack of dawn to help my dad with farm work. The milking took place 3 times a day and 2 of those times was my responsibility. Working this hard and having responsibilities like milking cows definitely build my character.”
Natania – My Dad and Uncle (actually they’re my in laws but I call them Dad and Uncle Ben) raise their own cattle. A lot of people have trouble with their in laws but not me, they are wonderful and I love them dearly. Currently they have 26 cows, 1 bull and 2 calves. We get our own meat from them and sometimes sell them if needed. This story really touched my heart when I heard about it. Uncle Ben has had this female cow for 24 years, he named her Greta. She has a really hard time walking but can slowly get around. She can’t keep up with the other cows so she just does her own thing. About once every 3 days, Uncle Ben parks at the gate and walks back in the field and looks for her until he finds her.(They have 72 acres between them two and a sister.) He normally knows what area she’s in, but sometimes it still takes him a few hours to find her. He takes her a bag of food and water and pets her too.He told me he has been doing this for about 4 years. I found this out only 2 months ago when I seen him parking at the gate, (I had seen his truck there several times a week before and was always wondering where he was) so I asked what he was doing and he replied, “just taking Greta her treats!” I asked him why he doesn’t sell her and he said, ” I have had her for 24 years and when you sell them they get stressed out and I just don’t want to put her through that.”
Teresa Rojas – As a child I lived in Colombia for five years,while there I experienced many new things. Among them they have miniature version of hot air ballons in shape of animals. There was one of a cow and when my younger sister saw it she started screaming very excited “”LOOK LOOK IT’S A FLYING COW”” One of those unforgettable memories from childhood! 😱😱😱”
Karen T – I grew up thinking that cows are dumb. Wow was I wrong! I went trucking with my fiancé💑 to deliver a load in Oklahoma. We were traveling down the road having a nice conversation. We both stopped talking when we saw 3 particular cows🐄🐄🐄 on a farm🚜. 1 was standing parallel along the outside of the fence. 1 was standing the same way inside the fence directly opposite the first. The 3rd one was climbing up on the back of the one inside, jumped over onto the other cow and down onto the ground -outside the fence! We were stunned! These cows were going AWOL!😄 We both said in unison, “Did you see that?!!!!” Absolutely no one believes the story, but it is the truth!
Barbara Knighton – I am afraid of cows. Silly right? Do not like the way they look at each other and moo! Makes me feel like they are planning something. One warm afternoon I took my son fishing, he was 12 years old. He forget to tell me the pond was in a cow pasture. So I am sitting in the car watching him fish and here comes the cows, two of them, they stick their heads in my car window! I could not roll the Windows up fast enough. We still laugh about the noisy cows!”
Tara We bought a cow at an auction who was about 7 months old. They delivered him and he instantly took off, breaking the fences and was gone through the fields. We tracked him all around our property for 2 weeks. Neighbours would tell us he was on their front lawn. Once we were even going full tilt beside him on our 4 wheeler..this cow wasn’t coming home for nothing. One day we saw him standing up on a back hill and we had to literally hunt him! No more cows unless they’re babies.
Rebecca lee – This story has become legendary amongst my family and is still a source of endless amusement (although not necessarily for me)!! When I was a child of about 5 or 6 years old, my parents took me for a day in the countryside. We came across a field of cows and I began stroking them. Then I saw a really big one with horns (which I now realise was probably a bull) and I went over to pet it. The cow had his head down grazing and I was wearing a little pair of overalls or dunagrees. As I began to stroke it the cow lifted his head and his horn went under the strap of my overalls. As he lifted his head higher I was lifted off the ground and in his attempt to get me off, the cow threw his head back and I was swung round and round like a rag doll before eventually being launched across the field. Once my parents checked I was ok they burst into laughter and this story is recalled at every family gathering. I’ve never truly trusted cows again, lol!!
Ken Grant – friend of mine was on a missions trip in Kenya. A family asked them to pray for their cow who had died. The cow was their only source of income and food. The team prayed and the cow revived and was restored to the family.
ramadevi – OMG! A cow story……I still remember the story which gave me very good memory of the story. When I was in 5th grade I was going to school one day. I did not paid attention and a cow hit me with his horns and I I fell to the side way where a cyclist hit me. My left elbow injured with huge bleeding and the bone was visible. I was shocked and the passers by helped me to get up and they took me near by walk in clinic to do dressing to my elbow. It took long time to heal. Still I have scar on my elbow. Since that time I walk away from them and I pay attention when walking on the roads. Now I will tell you the clarification for walking the cow in a street openly??? Everyone has doubt about it. Right…. Back home people leave them for a while free so they walk in the street and they go home after. This practice is dangerous but not all cows are like that but some are angry ones. Really I like the cows and we used have a cow at home too. I played with the calf. They are beautiful, I love them. It was bad accident and I still love the cows and other animals.
Judy Burba McGarvey – My grandfather had a farm and had several cows. My favorite was Marybelle. When I was about six years old, she had a little boy calf and I asked my grandfather “Does that make me an Aunt or an Uncle?” He got such kick out of that that he told the story all around town.
Nicole D. C – Everytime we would pass a field of cows my sisters husband would say MOOOO, I””m going to eat your brother tonight. Sad really.”
Colleen Goodbrand –When my brother and I were 5 and 4 years old ,respectively, we wandered down the lane at my grandparents dairy farm, to the back field, to see the cows. ( Kids back in the 1960’s weren’t supervised as they are today.) We saw the cows licking a big blue block and we must have figured, “If the cows like it ,we will too.” Both of us gave that nasty old salt block a big old lick! Once we got back to the house, my mother asked us what we had been doing. “We went to see the cows, ” we said, “and we licked the blue thing the cows licked.” The look of horror on her face is a sight I will always remember! It recently came to light that a lot of the women in our family actually had also licked a salt block when they were little, prompting a male cousin of mine to ask “What is wrong with you people?”
Ray Ayala – Whenever I see cows, I always think about Temple Grandin. She is an amazing person on the autism spectrum who has done much to promote the humane treatment of livestock. She is also a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, lecturer on autism, and consultant to the livestock industry. She has made the world a better place.
Jessica Neiweem – My cow story is actually more of a COW story–computers on wheels, that is. See, I’m a teacher, and each grade level at my school is assigned a COW, or a cart full of laptop computers that students can use during class. Think of it like a mobile computer lab. Anyway, my COW story involves my daily struggle with making sure students’ computers are working smoothly, that they are doing their assignments instead of playing games, shopping, or going on social media, and, at the end of class, ensuring all of the laptops in the COW get plugged back into their chargers and are put back in the right places in the cart. The computers are numbered so we can keep track of them, and each of their slots in the COW cart are numbered as well. This makes it easier for us to see which computers are missing and see which still need to “come home”. Alright, here comes the fun part of this old chestnut. I couldn’t resist peppering in some bovine puns.
Unfortunately, I end up waiting until the cows come home for my students to put their computers away following the correct protocol, and it is “udderly” exhausting having to “moove” them around all the time. Still, I love my job as a teacher, and I plan on “milking” it for all it’s worth. After all, despite their computer cart shortcomings, they really are the “cream” of the crop–yep, you “butter” believe it!
Sorry to be so “cheesy” here at the end. I don’t know “leather” or not you will like what I’ve written, but it’s ok. Thank you “dairy” much.
Mel & Nate Swanson – My cow story is rather my dad’s cow story. My aunt went to college at South Dakota State University and had a roommate from a larger city outside of the Midwest. One weekend my aunt was telling her roommate about my dad’s dairy farm. They decided to spend the weekend helping out with the chores. on their way out to the farm my dad had told her about all the different kinds of cows. She would point to a field of all black cows and my dad would say those are Angus and all brown ones were Jerseys and black and white was Holsteins. They came up to a hill and the roommate asked what kind of cow is that (pointing to a black cow on the hill). My dad had replied that it was a hillside cow. The roommate then asked how do you know. My dad being a jokester told her that the cow has to be on a hillside because the legs are two different lengths and the only way the cow can stand up straight is to be on the hill. Then when they were bottle feeding the calves, my dad told her she would have to burp the calf like a baby. With that info, the roommate ran around the pen trying to pick up the calf for a good 20 minutes before my aunt told her that my dad was just kidding about the burping. I am not sure but I do not believe the roommate ever came home with my aunt again.
rose morgan –Trying to eat less of them.
Azra Rehman – During my childhood I loved cows too much. Once a berserk cow attacked me and hit me in the chest with her horns. Since that day and incident I have developed a sense of fear and have never come closer to any cow again.
Sowmya –I am vegetarian and grew up in a family where cow is being worshipped as God (mother). When I was very young, I never used to eat cheese, thinking that it’s cows meat. I could understand milk coming from cow but didn’t know the process of making cheese and was under the impression that it is cow’s meat until one day my mom made it in front of me with milk just to convince me to eat it!
carpediem5790 – Oh goodness,we were going to the State Fair and my oldest sister just came home from horseback riding. She decided to go as she was and we all complained because, well, she smelled like the horse manure on her boots! We were at the Wisconsin State Fair walking through the cow barns enjoying the milk cows, the smells, ah yes the smells, when one of the cows turned, looked at my oldest sister and for some reason started “running” at her. She ran through the barns,but bossy kept up with her. We never will let her forget that chase down. Oddest thing is, the next year, a hog chased her the same way. lol Anyone mentions State Fair and she leaves the room.
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