Thursday, February 16, 2012

New moo

One of my prizes from the 2011 MEPSA Tackmaking Contest arrived today.
Even though I rarely show in cattle classes, I own an impressive herd of model cattle. I've been wanting to buy this running heifer for the longest time, but haven't been able to justify her purchase.
Now I don't have to! 
Thanks to MEPSA for sponsoring this contest and to Carol Herden for her generous prize donation--I love my new moo!

14 comments:

  1. Hahaha, that's funny......we call our beef steer Moo all the time, and whenever I see a cow on the drive into town I yell "MOO!!" for the entire family to hear.

    Congrats on your new Moo!!

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  2. You don't even have to paint it either :-)

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  3. She looks like Wendy, the calf I posted the photo of on my FB wall! Why Wendy? Her owner *was* going to call her hamburger and us girls protested. Wendy is punny, but not *that* mean.

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  4. Ha! When I was in college my friend's dad gave me naming honors for the family's new steer. I said "steak" but he misunderstood me so the name ended up being "Jake." That was probably better. :)

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  5. I recommend "Patty" as a name. Although Wendy is quite clever. I didn't even think about the restaurant aspect until you said it.

    Another good name for food animal expected to fulfill the whole role:
    Chuck

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  6. Congrats! She is nice. I didn't know Carol was still making COWs. I have several of hers from back when I could afford them :). And I cannot believe I missed your cow post from 2010! I just saw a mug like your dad is holding in the photo at the local thrift shop, LOL.

    Glad to see you have a lot of Herefords. Sick of plain old black.

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  7. What a nice Face!! Congrats to Moo!! ;)

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  8. As soon as I quit buying new resins and tack, I'm so buying a cow or several. :) I could very much see myself collecting cattle, as well as horses. As you said in your 2010 post, once you have a cutting horse, then you need a herd to go with your cutting horse. And darn it, I have three different scales of cow horses that need cattle! :) Congrats on the new cow!

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  9. I've been trying to track down a decent running cow for ages, but I've never been able to justify the price. I can't even find one of the breyer running calves. I have one that's cutting left, but he limits my options. Right now I've got him doing campdrafting with a couple of my horses, but that display is the bane of my performance showing existence. Every judge thinks it should be done just slightly differently, but it's a magnet for conflicting advice/opinions.

    ~Mara

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  10. zikzik-

    haha that great I love moos!

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  11. Moo, very original!!! but a very nice Moo :P

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  12. My running heifer came with a small chip in her hoof, so her name is "Chippy." I love the pattern on your new COW!

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