Saturday, April 27, 2013

Where was the cow going?

A friend of mine was telling me that she was driving her usual route to work and she passed by some green pastures and rolling hills that had a bunch of black cows. She had passed by these cows many times, but on this particular day, one Lone Cow was running as fast as she could away from the other cows, in the opposite direction of the road. My friend wondered what the cow was running from, and I have to admit, I've been wondering ever since she told me about this.
Because this is serious stuff, I have spent some precious time thinking about it and I have come up with a few possibilities. I hope my readers will contribute to my speculations as well.

1.) The most obvious answer is that she heard there were going to be cheeseburgers for dinner. The others didn't follow because they didn't realize the seriousness of the situation. Maybe, because they're cows they don't speak English, but the Lone Cow took ESL back in HS.

2.) The Lone Cow is schizophrenic and believed she was being watched/followed/chased, obviously because she has a beautiful mind and the government wants it.

3.) Maybe the Lone Cow really does have a beautiful mind and the government wants it.

4.) The Lone Cow is young at heart, and couldn't resist bounding through the pastures with merriment on a sunny and breezie day.

5.) It is quite possible that the Lone Cow has a special relationship with someone (an other farm animal, or a child perhaps) and this friend was in distress. She either heard the friend calling for help, or she just new in her little bovine heart that there was trouble, and she was on it. Now I feel obligated to write a children's book, though my illustration would frighten small children.

6.) One of my favorite radio dramas, "Chatterbox audio theater" did a very disturbing 3 part (3 hours long) episode about some miners who dug so deep in to the earth's center that it discovered and unleashed hell. As you can imagine when hell breaks loose, scary things happen, and among them, livestock started attacking and killing each other. Obviously that didn't happen, but this isn't a radio drama, this is real life! maybe somebody unleashed hell and, per Proverbs 27:12 (She is a wise cow), she was looking for a place to hide.

7.) Maybe she was running because a big truck drove by and spooked her.


  1. LOL you have quite the imagination and should write for a living...even if your illustrations are frightening. I like option 4 and perhaps she was singing the song Born Free
    Thanks for putting a smile on my face and I will probably have some silly dreams now since I am off to sleep now. :)

  2. p.s. I read this to Tony and he said he's gonna have some wicked nightmares now. LOL