The news is still coming in, like all major news stories. At first you just hear what happened. Then slowly details emerge. Days later, a more accurate picture is revealed and we can see clearly the events, how they happened, and why.
Bahahaha. That’s totally a lie. Everything is instantaneous now, thanks to Twitter.
Today at around noon I was sitting at the pharmacy with my son, waiting for his prescription to be filled (how I wish there was a pharmacy called Chelsey Drugstore; that would have made this story so much more interesting).
Anyway, there we sat, staring off into the distance and/or looking at our phones. Suddenly, Christopher announced, “there’s a cow on Cooper Drive.”
A cow. On Cooper.
Here in Lexington, I work on Cooper. It’s a fairly busy road, semi-residential, and semi a major artery through the University of Kentucky (obligatory Go Cats!). Nearby is the football stadium, baseball stadium, tennis stadium, and a lot of new dormitories. Oh and the university pool.
And the old ag research station, and some sort of barn that has to do with agriculture.
So there Christopher and I sit, and the news that a cow is abroad on campus reaches us. I am in the middle of a text about Christopher and his illness with Christopher’s dad, who works at UK. He already knew.
Moments later I hear from my daughter, who is currently up the road in Louisville.
By now there’s a hashtag — #lexingtoncow. And an abundance of sorry puns.
I get to work, finally, and all I hear is cow, cow, cow. People on the street side of the building apparently went out and tried to round him up. I haven’t talked to them yet but stay tuned for updates.
And guess what. A COWboy is the one who rounded the cow up. Yessiree, pard’ner, a COWBOY.
And finally, folks, we have the ROPE that actually lassoooed the cow. I know this to be a true fact, too, because as I drove down Cooper Drive on my way in, I saw a news videographers (all three local stations were there) shooting this very rope for tonight’s broadcast.
I don’t think I’ve been this entertained since I had emu burgers at the state fair back in ’99.
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2 thoughts on “Cow on Cooper: The day the Earth stood still”
Is there really a need for the news to put this on the evening news! Oh yeah, for those of us that don’t tweet!
Just rely on me, Candy. I’ll keep you up to date.