Monday, December 5, 2011

My Very Own Moo-Cow


Earlier this year I moved to a very rural area for the first time in my life. Growing up, I was one of those kids who never saw cows or horses unless we went to a petting zoo or drove somewhere on vacation and passed a field of animals.  That was always an exciting event.  But now that I'm all grown up, and I live next door to a field of cows, I'm much more mature.  I no longer point out the window and yell COWS! when I drive by.  Sure, I still slow down to admire them, and I talk to them and take their pictures, but so does everyone, right?  Right??

So now that I'm a country girl, I've been wanting my very own cow.  The only thing stopping me was that I have no idea how to get a cow, how to feed a cow, how to take care of a cow, or what Ziggy would do with a cow.  Fortunately Chloe came along to take my mind off having my own cow.  It's sort of like giving a guinea pig to a child who really wants a dog.  They might be disappointed to not get a dog, but having a guinea pig is still pretty cool.  I know I can't have a real cow right now, but having a dog who sort of looks like a cow is still pretty cool.
My very own cow dog

Chloe is around five years old, and she is extremely sweet.  In fact, one of the great things about Chloe is she is so eager to please.  She's been working really hard to do a good cow imitation. 
"Moo"
It sounds a bit more like "woo, woo, woo", but it's a better imitation than any of the other dogs have ever managed.  She seems really happy to be out of the shelter, and she shows this by her constant wagging tail and her beautiful smile.
Happy girl!
That's Roo in the background, carrying a toy around in her mouth as usual. Chloe gets along really well with the other dogs, does fine with the cats, and loves people.  She is house-trained and loves to cuddle.  So I guess she's the best kind of moo-cow I could imagine!






15 comments:

JackDaddy said...

Moof!

Frankie Furter said...

Well having lived in a farming area for most of my MANY years.. I can pretty much tell you that Chloe will be MUCH easier and WAY more loving and cuddly than a Cow.

TRUST me on this!!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

OMD, how furry cute!

bbes tribe said...

Chloe looks like a wonderful cowdog.
Think we'd actually take her over a real cow...
Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

waldobungie said...

That smile in the last photo is a-dor-a-bull!

Stefanie said...

I bet she smells better than a cow too! Maybe you can try to feed her some strands of hay to complete your cow experience. Although I don't recommend trying to milk her. I doubt you are the only one that takes pictures of cows, but maybe the only one that admits to it. ;)

Chloe does look like a sweetheart. Hopefully someone that wants a moo-moo dog will adopt her soon!

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Chloe, you are adorable! Glad she has made her way to you :)

Anonymous said...

What a smile. Linda

H Ski said...

She is gorgeous. I hope she finds a great home!

mayziegal said...

Chloe, you make a Most Excellent cow-dog, that's for sure. I luvs your smile and your ears? Well, they're Most Magnificent!

I hopes you get your Most Perfect Home That Ever Was real, real soon!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

sp said...

her smile in that last picture is the best!

Kari in Vegas said...

such a pretty pup

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

She is such a cute cow. Yes we do not reccomend pet cows at all. Koda is terrified of them one chase too many tends to end badly when the cow chases you back!

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

There is so much cute packed into those pictures that I can hardly stand it! A smiling dogcow is definitely worth a few pictures!

Purrfect Haven said...

hahahaah you do make us laugh. We love cows too... but we make do ... ansd indeed.. its not making do when you have a dear dog and in our case cats... Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx