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Let’s take our minicow for a walk down to the store!

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, August 10th, 2006 at 2:25 pm in Miniature cattle, Pets.

Did you get a chance to read Times staff writer Jeanine Benca’s front page story today about miniature cattle becoming popular pets for families with big backyards? You can read it here if you didn’t:

First we had pot-bellied pigs. Remember them? They were the tiny pigs that would never grow up to be over 100 pounds or so. Of course if you feed even a tiny pig all the food it wants and don’t keep it on a proper diet … it can get BIGGER than you might expect.

Hopefully that isn’t a problem with these minicows. If they shrink livestock down small enough, will people eventually have little herds of cattle in their backyards? Imagine the look on morning commuters’ faces when somebody leaves the back gate open and a herd of miniature cattle comes charging down the middle of the street.

I dare you to try and explain to your boss that you were late to work because your car got caught in a stampede on the Bay Bridge.

(Next week: Where to buy miniature African lions and a tiny herd of wildebeests so you can set up a piece of the African Veldt in your own backyard, and invite the neighbors over for a barbecue after they watch the evening kill at the waterhole.)

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3 Responses to “Let’s take our minicow for a walk down to the store!”

  1. Everyone Says:

    Gary Bogue hates animals… he is a horrible man and should lose his job!

  2. Mike "troll" Dame Says:

    hehe geez minicows what will the world come up with next. i like the mini Veldt idea hehe adding a mini giant african python might help it sell:) i do see a dark side to minicows if McD’s was to get in on the action with miniburgers

  3. Pat in Antioch Says:

    Gee Gary…..I think I hate animals ALMOST as much as you do…..keep up the GREAT work you do!!

    Personally, I’d love to have the pride of mini African lions in my yard……might help keep my own “lions” in check! :-)

    Pat in Antioch

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