Stormy has had it with show business.
The 1600 lb. Hereford escaped a live Nativity scene in Philadelphia yesterday. Twice.
The first time, the 7 year old cow was found heading south on Interstate 95 at about 2:30 am. Police cruisers surrounded her, and she was led safely back to Old First Reformed United Church of Christ in the Old City neighborhood.
Four hours later, police were summoned again. Stormy had reached the 4th level of a parking garage attached to the Wyndham Hotel.
The 4th level.
The comments commenced. Code Moo. The City of Udderly Love. There was some talk of a conspiracy by Chic Fil A.
My favorite image was provided on the twitter account @PhillyPolice.
You know, you start your day saying “well, being a cop is a tough job, but at least I won’t have to catch a cow today.” But, wouldn’t you know it? You’re wrangling a bovine. Then you say, “Well, at least I’ll never have to do that again….”
Today, church officials announced that Stormy had been replaced by a smaller cow named Ginger, one they believe will not be able to escape the enclosure.
This is a wonderful story. Love Code Moo. We need more rebellious cows to show us just how delightfully absurd life can be.
I loved this one, for so many reasons. It was nice to see a bit of levity in the life of those city cops. Thanks, Ally.
Code Moo! LOL That’s quite a tale, thanks for sharing it! 🙂
There’s just something about livestock that always appeals to me, especially a Freebird like this one. Might be about my farmer ancestry ??
Maybe. I’ve sure got the same feelings, partial to sheep. Swear I’ve been a shepherd. Or maybe a sheep. I don’t know how it works 😉
Sheep ? Did you see the other Nativity scene in the news ? A 2 year old dressed as a sheep decided to step out and pick up the Baby Jesus doll from the manger. The Blessed Mother wasn’t having it…she took her to the ground in a headlock to get the baby back.
*gigglesnort* No, I did not! That’s a hoot!
Yes, I’ve got a serious affinity for sheep. I cannot remember a time when I did not feel they were kindred spirits. It’s odd. It’s not like I’ve spent a lot of time with sheep. I’m ridiculously happy in petting zoos.
Oh this is too funny, Van. LOL Thank you for the laugh!!! 😂
My pleasure. It tickled me as well, especially after the 2nd escape !
A real cow in a nativity scene? Holy cow!
He was for sure a holy cow, until he gave it all up, returned to the agriculture department of a local school, where he has “worked” for years. Thanks, Colin. 🐮
Thank you Van. This made my day. 😂
Glad you enjoyed, C. 🐮
😀 If only that Cow knew the joy it created.
In a time that we needed a story like this, C. Thanks.
Yes we do. 🙂
What a great way to start my morning! Thanks, Van ~ Lynn
Sometimes lately, we have to go looking for some fun news stories, Lynn. Thanks.
Here’s a bovine inflicted with wanderlust. He just wanted to see the sights and stuff.
A very aMOOOOOOsing tale!
Wanderlust and willing tourist…love it, Peg. 🐮
But when he showed up at the Wyndham…I’m thinking he was looking for a softer bed !
Good for Stormy! It is nice to hear about an adventurous cow that keeps everyone on their toes! 🙂
They’ll be talking about this for quite a while yet, Judy. Not a normal police situation. 🐮Thanks.
(shaking my head & chuckling) What a fun story, Van! I like Stormy the cow’s sense of adventure! There you go again, finding great stories to entertain us. Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄Christine
This one really spoke to me, Christine. Glad you got a chuckle out of it. 🐮
Merry Christmas right back to you.
Go Stormy! You only live once!
I hope he gets to live out a full life. They say he has worked with students/children for years in an agriculture ed program.
He captured the heart of the community, Derrick. 🐮
I love it when life just makes us laugh, Van. Thanks for the smile. I hope Stormy is wandering in safer pastures and Ginger is enjoying her newfound fame as a stand-in. 🙂
Ha ha…yep, they were calling Ginger the “understudy”. Stormy went back to his job working with students at a community college’s ag program. Sweet gig.
Thank you for making me smile today by sharing this story.
Glad to hear it, Laura, my pleasure. 🐮
Wow! So great.
It is, DK, thanks.
This situation provided a lot of much needed levity to our world as you always do with your writing
Loved this, Van! Wonderful story! 🙂
It was a good one, Tonya, happy to share it.
This is a wonderful story. What a refreshing post!
Something a little different. Thanks, E.
I loved that story. It brought back memories I have as a cop, of trying to round up cows on the interstate, after an 18 wheeler transporting them overturned. We were on massive Harley motorcycles, herding them back to the accident scene and a replacement truck.
I can just picture that…trying to corral a herd, really challenging on motorcycles.🐄🐄🐄
Thanks for sharing your memory here, Ron.
Too funny !
Stormy couldn’t be contained, Aimer. 🐄
Love it! I’m such a sucker for cows these days. Those long lashes and big eyes. Run y’all run.
I see them once weekly at a local farmer’s market/livestock auction. I can never buy beef after looking them in the eye. Thanks, Lisa.
I heard it on KYW news! You’d think with a name like Stormy they knew what to expect. May Ginger be a great udderstudy ❣️
Good one, Val. So far, no reports of fowl play on her part ! Thanks.
It was a moo-ving story that’s for sure 😉
I hope Stormy mooooved on to a new place with lots of fresh hay and grass. Ohhh, STORMY! Bring back those sunny days!
Nice 60’s lyric…Classics IV…sweet. Thanks so much for the memory. 🐮
I was hoping you got that! 😃
As usual, top class.
Thank you, Mike.
I have enlisted the help of a monkey or two to boost my ratings.
Ha! Van, I love this post. Maybe Stormy should be renamed Run Around Sue. Huge hugs.
It seems he didn’t like the Nativity drama, Teagan. Thanks so much.
Haha… loved that… Freedom for a short while.. until he found himself under arrest.. lol.. Happy Holidays xxx
He is back “home” and doing well in his former life. Thanks, Sue. And Merry, Merry to you.
haha – I also like that fun image (hold my beer) and this was a fun story
Nice to know the police have a sense of humor !
Thanks for today’s entertainment, Van. The cow was hilarious. As the saying goes: “never work with children or animals.” I’ve worked with both as a photographer, but I’ve never had to deal with a stray cow.
My pleasure, Ro. Glad you enjoyed !
I do hope Stormy has found some post Christmas peace. 😊
Good point, I hope so too, Brigid. Thanks.