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08 August 2009 @ 03:46 pm
Shao Lin cows  

Ted and I went for a walk this morning, and during the walk I said there were a lot of signs of cows being on the path (namely cow flop all over the place), but I’d never /seen/ one, and there were very few places which seemed convenient, even for a none too smart cow, to get from the fields to the path. It all led to a discussion of them being ninja cows and then ultimately decided they were perhaps Shao Lin cows.

We were out this afternoon, on our way home, when Ted said, suddenly, “There’s a cow on the path up there!”

I looked for one! But I didn’t see one! So I said, “Are you messing with me?” And Ted *swore* he wasn’t, that a brown cow had just gone around the corner. So we stepped along smartly and…no cow. “It must be one of those ninja cows.” “Shao Lin.” “A Shao Lin cow that defected to the ninjas to teach them Shao Lin kung fu secrets.” “So now there will be a feud between the Shao Lin cows and the ninja cows because their secrets have been revealed.” “Nah. Those Shao Lin cows are pretty good about sharing.”

Pause, and then at the same time: “Shao Lin cows sound like something Ursula/ursulav would draw.” “Yeah. Little bald cows in robes with their horns and ears poking up.”

Through all of this, there was still no sign of the cow. We’d walked a kilometer or so. Ted was beginning to doubt his own cow sighting. “There are cow *prints* here,” I said, and he said, “I SWEAR I SAW A COW!”

On the last corner that leads into the home stretch on the canal path, we saw the cow waaaaaaaaaay up there in front of us. Ninja cow, indeed!

miles to Minas Tirith: 583

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Pamela: HEEjeditigger on August 8th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)

Alix (Tersa): Toast---silly tongue (tersa)tersa on August 8th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
HEE! :)
mela_lyn: Nudibranch SMILEmela_lyn on August 8th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
That's awesome... now we just have to sit back and wait for Ursula to draw it and someone to write a movie about it. :)
mela_lyn: Jessica Rabbit I'm not badmela_lyn on August 8th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
We need an icon for that...



Beef's. It's what's kicking your butt then disappearing into the night...
Joopivpiter on August 8th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the cows were on the path. The path to enlightenment. Zen cows. Be one with cud.
UrsulaVursulav on August 8th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Now I can just hear them lowing "Pasteurized Crane Falls From Above!" as they attack.
wednesday childewedschilde on August 8th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
okay that's a great conversation.
irishkate: bodhránirishkate on August 8th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
my dear girl you are in Ireland - we have no need of shao lin nor ninja - our cows learned from the fianna and are skilled in the many arts.
allaboutm_e: June kicks buttallaboutm_e on August 9th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
No ninja cows here, but maybe it's too darned flat? I managed to make one on the street "yell" loud enough for Jeff to come out of the house to investigate the other day, by daring to walk up our road to the mailbox, and therefore walk in between her and the other cow and calves she was trying to get caught up to the rest of the herd.
sammywolsammywol on August 9th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
There used to be a sign on the Glandore road that read, in dripping red paint


Perhaps she packed her cape and moved to Longford?
Flitterbyflit on August 10th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Shao Lin cows don't eat meat, right?