Sunday, November 16, 2008


Like Braveheart, but with a cow.

A cow with heart.

If this were my cow, I'd name it Taurhartt, though only rednecks familiar with ancient languages would get the joke.


The cow lives on the mountain between us and Springville, but we usually only take that scenic route on Homestead Hollow (craft show) weekends.

I believe MountainMelody actually lives much closer to this cow. But if she can post photos of downtown Oneonta (see last April) I can show this!

P.S. to Fred: You should see this pic from May also. I keep forgetting to tell you about it.


A family member of the owners has commented and told me:
The cow is actually a steer, his name is Valentine (good one!), and he's a pet (not potential steak).


Floridacracker said...

What a sweetheart. ThreeCollie should see this.

You know of course, that even after you had not posted for a month or so, you were still consistently ranked higher than Pure Florida on NatureBlogNetwork.
Way to crush my ego ...

Very happy you are back tho.

pablo said...

Mountains in Alabama?

Ditto on that NatureBlogNetwork comment FC made. It's good to be Queen.

threecollie said...

Now that is a cool cow! Our daughter's show cow has an itty bitty heart on her side, but nothing like that. Amazing! FC sent me over to see and I am so glad he did.

mountainmelody said...

That's it! I have to get a good picture of this cow! :)

karl said...

wow you are back and back in earnest. the queen of all blogs still has it. my wife loved the heart-cow

Rurality said...

FC, are we having a contest? :)

Pablo, sure! Maybe not what you'd call a mountain though. But cell phones don't work up there... T-Mobile doesn't, anyway. Mountain Melody had a nice pic of the view from up there but it was a while back... I will have to try to find it.

3C, cool, huh?! If you could produce cows like this on purpose, people would buy them as pets.

MM, yeah! This was taken with hubby's smaller camera, and the cow was far away, so I'm sure you can get a better one. This was just the first time the cow was ever there when I had any kind of camera on me! And I always look for it.

Karl, ha, thanks. :)

threecollie said...

I wasn't going to say anything, but since you asked, the consensus here is that it is a bull....although you can't be quite positive. Cool looking anyhow.

Rurality said...

Thanks! I wondered. I even looked it up - it said that though "cattle" refers to both males and females, there is not a singular non-gender-specific term. Supposedly, "cow" is literarily correct for either sex, but I knew most of the visitors here wouldn't think so. :)

Maybe MountainMelody can get a closer look and tell us for sure if it's really a cow or a bull.

Dani said...

That is so neat!!

mountainmelody said... may have to just keep guessing on that one! :)

Naturegirl said...

I do hope that this cow has a peaceful life and future..seeing that it has such a big heart that it wears on its coat!A wonderful photo!

lisa said...

Very cool! Yea, it may not bode well for a long existence when you have such unique markings, but one can hope!

Anonymous said...

Cowheart: His name is Valentine and he is a steer. He is a pet...a very sweet one at that. He is my parent's. He thinks he is a horse because that's all he's really ever been around. Sometimes he will come when you call him. If you get a chance to look, he has a lightening bolt on the other side.

Pamela said...

I see someone else questioned the male parts, too. giggle... don't ask me why I was looking there instead of his heart.

Katie B said...

Awww, I love his name. Does that make me a redneck? lol

Rurality said...

Anonymous, thanks so much for telling us that! Valentine is a great name. :) I had not ever noticed his other side, but I'll look next time. We don't drive past there a lot, but every time we do, I always have my eye out for him. I suspect that a lot of other people do too.