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#1 Old 11-03-2004, 07:18 AM
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Sometime last week, my local news channel did a story about "cow cuddling"-a new form of relaxation therapy used in the netherlands. The people actually pay to go out into a field and cuddle a cow. They showed pictures and it was really sweet.

Anyway, I haven't been able to find any info on it since then. Did I just DREAM this, or has anyone else ever heard of it?

P.S. Also, I don't know if these cows are raised to 'cuddle' or if thats just one more way for the people to make money before they send them off to a terrible fate
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#2 Old 11-03-2004, 07:51 AM
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I dunno, but I've cuddled a cow and it was very relaxing. It was when I was 16 in Ireland. My great-uncle has about 6 cows as family pets and for milk.

I got to feed a calf who's mother died at birth. He was so sweet and I got to hand feed him out of a bucket (cornmeal, milk, and water. it was wierd)

He'd suck my hand up to my elbow! But I actually got to lay with him in the was a great experience! <----for lack of cow smiley
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#3 Old 11-03-2004, 07:54 AM
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You're lucky! I would LOVE to cuddle a cow! They are so beautiful!
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#4 Old 11-03-2004, 12:40 PM
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Yeah I agree that that's nice if the cows are being treated nicely and there are no plans to hurt them. I've never cuddled a cow. lol so not sure exactly how that works, but maybe it will help some open minded people see that cows are friends, not food.
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#5 Old 11-03-2004, 02:01 PM
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Cow cuddling sounds cool! Now wheres that cow smilie...
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#6 Old 11-03-2004, 02:09 PM
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I've never actually cuddled one, but I've petted a few easygoing ones and been slurped by them.

I like them, but they're so big, I'd find it hard to really be at ease around one. A few people have told me that they sometimes don't like people fussing with their heads... sort of like how cats don't always like people messing with their paws or stomachs.

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#7 Old 11-03-2004, 02:31 PM
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I think this sounds like a wonderfull idea! I've always loved cows, and I'd certainly pay money to cuddle with one, assuming they weren't slaughtered afterwards.

Cows rock!
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I've hugged a cow. We had six dexters living here once, they were pets

(someone elses) and very affectionate. And curious and intelligent.

It was a cow that made me into a vegetarian. A thought flashed into my mind of the connection between beef and cow and that was that.
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Not the one you were talking about but similar, I don't think these are bred solely for cuddles. They're such big things cows, be nice to cuddle one.

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