The Cow

The Cow


Part 1 of Why I’ve Been Missing for Four Months

To be fair it was a much worse night for the cow.

I’m not sure what her plan was that night, camouflaged as she was with her all-black hide blending in with the black asphalt in the black of night on a county highway. She may have had all sorts of plans for her night of freedom or she may just have been dozing off chewing her cud right up until John and I crested the hill in front of her in our little Saturn Ion.

Once she was lit up by the headlights none of us had time to do much of anything while the car barreled on. She didn’t move, John swore, I turned my head to look at him wondering what was going on as the cow slid across the hood of our car, windshield collapsing toward us even as the incline of it launched her into the air. The cow then performed what is likely one of the few three-quarter somersaults with a half twist in the history of cow-dom as she flew to the other side of the road.

And that, sadly, was the end of the cow.

It was also the end of our car.

But not, thankfully, of us.


It’s November and National Blog Writing Month! My team, the Tiny Peppers, is doing things a little differently this year.  Instead of posting every single day we are all aiming for: 10 days of posts, 10 days of reading/commenting, and 10 days of sharing posts through any other platform.  Happy Blogging! 

21 comments on “The Cow

  1. rarasaur says:

    I’m glad you’re doing alright. I know it’s been a tough four months for you and the family. Sending love to you and blessings to the cow πŸ™πŸ½β™₯️

  2. Jesska says:

    I’m glad you survived πŸ™‚

  3. djmatticus says:

    Poor cow. So glad it wasn’t the end of you!

  4. Georgia Rose says:

    Wow! I was just wondering where you had gone and had been to check your blog to make sure I hadn’t inadvertently unsubscribed. Anyway, I’m glad you all survived and RIP poor cow…

  5. Yikes! As a driver guide hitting a moose is one of my biggest fears, glad you are okay!!! That cow was definitely up to no good…

    • mirage231 says:

      I’m glad you’re both ok! It’s amazing the way you’ve turned something that I’m sure was a harrowing and terrifying experience into this wonderful, funny post.

  6. Liz Ward says:

    So glad you are all okay. The poor cow, and car! Love to you all. Also really happy to see your recovery going well too πŸ’œ

  7. barbtaub says:

    Poor car, very poor cow, and especially poor you! Hope all is now well. Missed you!

  8. Carolyn R. Owens says:

    Oh my! Thankfully you were okay!

  9. Cindy says:

    Whew! Glad you’re okay!! Looking forward to reading more.

  10. Glad you’re all ok. Stay safe, and happy blogging.

  11. jenanita01 says:

    I wondered what you have been up to, and I’m sorry it wasn’t a nicer time for you all…
    Good to see you back!

  12. Ugh! Sorry about the car but glad you were all okay.

  13. Widdershins says:

    Poor cow, poor Ion, glad you’re both OK. πŸ™‚

  14. Awww poor cow! But also glad that you all weren’t hurt. I hit a deer in the middle of the night driving to South Texas for Spring Break. I was with 3 friends and we were in La Grange TX. It was quite the experience.

  15. So glad to have found you through Nano Poblano. Your writing is delightful; please don’t stop!

  16. Lori Bonati says:

    Oh, that’s quite a story. So sorry for you and the cow, but glad you survived. Looking forward to part 2.

  17. Sharon Jacobson says:

    I so sorry to hear of your accident but good to know you are mending. Of course it had to be a cow! A plain old deer would be to common! LOL.

  18. Love your writing style!

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