Some people are trying to market miniature cows as the next household pet.
Tiny cows could be the next big thing in household animal companions.
That’s all great and everything. I can see a cow being a really nice, lovable pet. It goes on to say
“They’re almost like a dog, but they don’t jump on you,” miniature-cattle rancher Dustin Pillard said…Pillard has been the most visible of the nation’s ranchers of miniature cattle, touting the little creatures as the newest exotic pet…”They’re really mellow like a dog. They like to be brushed and are very sociable — they will come if you call them,” he said.
Aw, that’s nice. But there’s more!
They can also be taught tricks. One man trained one of his cows to lie down while another one leaps over it, Pillard said. “Cattle are smarter than people think,” he said.
That could be fun. There must be a lot of things that a cow can do that a silly dog can’t. Then of course there’s,
Miniature cows make nice, juicy 8 oz. steaks. “A lot of people prefer the smaller cuts,” Pillard said. “And they’re actually pretty lean animals.”
Wait, what? I thought this thing was my pet. And I’m going to eat it? Yep, that’s just like my dog. I buy him a leash, get him rabies shots and then serve him in a casserole.