As you can probably guess from the title and the picture, I had a little “incident” with Penny recently. Last week our family was awakened at midnight by a persistent pounding at the door. While we don’t live in the middle of nowhere, we do live at the end of a LONG street with only a handful of neighbors; therefore it was quite unusual for someone to be 1) POUNDING ON our door and 2) to be doing so at such a late hour. Needless to say, we were extremely concerned about who might be at our door.
Turns out it was a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Our cow Penny, for reasons only known to her, decided that it would be a good evening to push through her fence and go for a stroll. When I say a stroll, I really mean a 1 mile romp down our road, all the way to a reasonably well traveled 45 MPH road. Why that far? I have no idea.
At 12:30am, I drove my truck to the end of our road, parked, and walked an additional ¼ mile to find Penny being tended to by the Sheriff and Animal Control. After thanking them and apologizing, I lead Penny the entire mile back to the house. We were extremely fortunate that she wasn’t hurt and didn’t cause any damage.
So I ask, do you think you want to own a cow?