I know that we’re supposed to only think about people, people’s health and safety, the economy, and so forth. I have to say that I’m honestly a bit tired of people sometimes. There are just so many of us, and so many of us are not “reasonable”. That a whole other story, and I’m not going to say more about that, because it’s negative and that’s not the goal of Forolavache.
I will talk about cows. Foro is a stuffed cow, so I’ve been paying attention to them more. Cows have a lot going for them. “Cows are emotional, social animals who make and keep best friends, love physical affection, show an appreciation for music, and are deeply curious about other creatures and the world around them.” (https://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/cows-r-cute)
Cow hugging is becoming a thing, too. (http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20201008-is-cow-hugging-the-worlds-new-wellness-trend)
The only really negative things about cows and cow behavior is that some are very big and they can run you over. They are less trainable than horses or other big animals we deal with so it’s harder to have a relationship with them. Some enjoy human company and enjoy getting scratched, brushed or hugged. The ones that don’t probably have an inkling about the writing on the wall; that they are going to end up dead before their time so they can be eaten. I would be a bit stroppy, too.
Independently of me, my sister also has a cow thing. She’s started raising cows, mostly breeding stock. One of them died giving birth before the vet could arrive (prolapsed uterus), so she’s got a bottle cow. Enjoy the cuteness.