|Photo from cattlemanagement.com.|
It was all I could do to not giggle. I quickly explained that the white hair coat helped to indicate her breed. The second family that came by also asked, “Is this an albino cow?” I jokingly said, “Yep…can’t you tell by it's bright red eyes?” Once they looked at it’s eyes and realized they weren’t red, they gave me a deer-in-the-headlight look. They knew by my grin that something was up. My response made for a good conversation starter!
The second funny thing that happened at the state fair last year was when a fair worker got cow poo on his brand new white tennis shoe as he walked through the barn. Talk about having a fit! He then proceeded to a big puddle near a spigot in the cattle barn to swish around his shoe to get the manure off. What he didn’t realize was that about five minutes earlier, a heifer urinated to make that nice big puddle. Sorry to say it, buddy, but that wasn’t water! (Well, I guess it was...but not the kind he was looking for!) I would venture to guess he probably realized this the next morning when his shoe didn't smell too fresh!
There is always something that makes us laugh when we show animals -- making it one of the reasons why we do it. There is nothing like a good fun laugh every now and then. But in all seriousness, what better way to learn about animals than to ask the people doing the growing, right?
What is your favorite show memory or funny moment?