Is that a cow?

by Lori Dwyer on April 23, 2010 · 10 comments


Firstly, please excuse the total crapness of the photos. They were taken on my useless mobile phone. As we have already established, I really, really need an iPhone. We can add “blurry bovines” to the list of reasons why.

This is the sorry scene that greeted the Chop-a-lop and I as we attempted to visit our muchly coolness local playground last week.

Yep, that’s a cow.

And so’s this one.

Odd, no? Two cows. Keeping in mind that we live in the leafy Sydney ‘burbs, full of indentical two storey Lego houses split up with occasional enforced green space, and not a dairy farm in sight.

Rumour has it that either these are bovines of the immature variety, who broke free of their moorings to come have a play at our playground with it’s fully slick double slippery dip.

Either that, or they are actually bovines of the teenage variety, who snuck out the night before to undertake recreational activities under the shelter of said fully slick slippery dip, then were a bit too red-eyed to find their way home again.

Whatever. Till the cows come home, as they say.

The funniest part of this whole thing was not so much the cows themselves, but the cavalry that was called in to deal with them. Two cop cars, three council trucks, and various local rubber-neckers (including yours truly, Lori).

Tell you what though, the blog muse is being exceptionally kind this week. That one was just too easy.

Oh, and a very happy FYBF to all the Brenda-worshipees, myself included. If you’re not one, become one- check out number one on the McLinky and join the BlogFlogging conga line.

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Shellye July 27, 2011 at 8:37 am

*LOL* Who would have thought?

When I was in the third grade, a cow literally was walking down the street and made its way into our school playground. The closest dairy farm had to be somewhere in Kentucky, several hours away. The authorities did not handle the situation well. They tranquilized the cow on the playground with hundreds of children watching out the windows, and a girl ended up passing out and had to go home. It was a strange day…


Emmy April 24, 2010 at 12:58 am

Oh I want an iPhone too. Love how you made two cows at the park such a funny post


kbxmas April 23, 2010 at 11:57 pm

So whose job was it to clean up *after* the cows? The police or the council people? Or parks & rec?


Lulu April 23, 2010 at 11:39 pm

It doesn`t really compare but I saw half a snake in downtown Tokyo once. I thought I was imagining it but my friend saw it too….

Cows would be cooler though.

Happy FYBF!


Justine April 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Hi Lori – love that you posted it :)
btw, there is a dairy farm near us – I'll show you where it runs one day – we know the people who own it. Prob their naughty Last one left in what was once primarily a dairy farming area.
Love that this is the big 'crime' in our 'burb…


Ratz April 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Ratz April 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Oh HI…. Happy FYBF…

and Cows!!!!!! So was that the MOOO on you FB yesterday? Just curious


Draft Queen April 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Blurry bovine are totally cool for mommy blogging.


Brenda April 23, 2010 at 8:47 am

Happy FYBF, Lori and WTF you have cows in your park?! No fair!!


lacochran April 23, 2010 at 7:43 am

I got no beef with them.


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