I have an ongoing internal dialogue (really just the basic taking to oneself) about whether or not to names these cows. I’m full aware of the arguments against naming livestock and I know well enough why we are raising animals. We don’t name the chickens or the pigs or the turkeys. I mean seriously who wants to name 40 chickens?

But the cows.

There will be only two and my citykid self imagines they will have their own distinct personality. And who couldn’t love a cow? I so want to give them some clever quirky thoughtful names. But, citykid me also imagines it will be difficult to see them go when the time comes. Will I be sad? Will it be harder if they have names?

I know it pretty ridiculous, right?


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