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December 05, 2018


Cows can be pessimistic and it affects their ability to cope with stress

(Thanks to Allen at Division, who says “Pessimistic Cows opened for the Beastie Boys.”)


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What do cows have to be optimistic about?

Pessimestic Cows also opened for the Doobie Brothers, who allegedly shared some doobies with the cows and everyone was unstressed...

It must be so overwhelming that they are ground down by the udder futility of it all.

Or maybe it's the meat grinder...


It might have something to do with the way they tested calve personality traits and separated them. One door was labeled "Well Adjusted" and the other said "Sour Milk". How do you think that made them feel ?

So can they be "MOO-dy"?

Well, I guess somebody finally got an answer to that age old question, "How now brown cow?"

News flash: animals have emotions...

Cue the theme music.

I try to be sensitive to the cows that live in a pasture across from my house. For example, I always hide my McDonald's bag if I know they're looking at me. Sometimes I lie and tell them I've been to Chick-Fil-A. However, I can tell by the look in their eyes that they really don't believe me.

This is my optimistic cow face.
This is my pessimistic cow face.
See the difference?

In a related story - Penguins think they are more cultured than other animals.

That's why penguins wear tuxedos.

There was a fun video a while back called, "Cows With Guns." If you can find it's worth watching.

This video pretty much tossed cold water on the theory of cows being depressed---they're planning to get even.

Gratuitous Farm Info, Episode 8: Dairy cows can be upset by conditions in their environment and quit giving milk. This can cause it to "go dry". Then it must be re-bred, deliver and ween a calf before it can go back into production, about 10 months later. This can put a serious dent in farm income, especially if numerous cows are involved.

That is all, carry on.

" This can cause it to "go dry"

Politicians have the same problem.

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