Great Cheese Comes From Happy Cows.

August 11th, 2010 by Melina

Happy Cows Come From California.


We’ve got a problem.

Which is: I went to RWA in Orlando. I came back and got sick. A visitor came for almost a week. I had a whirlwind tour of the San Francisco Bay Area (I’m visiting my mother in CA, remember?). Now, I’m tired.

And, I’m trying to deal with revising a book that must be sent out into query world by the end of August.

Point is, I’m not so capable of being articulate right now.

However, I do have a blog topic. Okay, it’s about commercials, and I hate commercials so much I record everything on my DVR so I can fast forward.

Except for the California Cheese commercials. That’s because of the California Happy Cows.

See, in college I lived across the street from a bunch of Happy Cows, and they used to look at me every time I walked to my car.

We were tight, you know? Plus, by coincidence, they look like Creature. On Sunday I was in Sonoma County (wine country), home of the Happy Cows, so they’ve been on my mind.

Oh, I even snuck a picture of some California Cheese at the Sonoma Cheese Factory:

So, I present to you, the best of the Happy Cows.

1. How can this whole scene fail to improve a dark mood? (Apologies in advance for the ear worm.):

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2. The earthquake scenario freaks me out, having been through the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and all, but it’s still funny:

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3. And this one is just fun. A cow with a midwestern accent:

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You know what? Some animal right activists claim that these commercials are misleading, because the cows aren’t happy. I really and truly hope that they’re wrong. I know nothing about cows, but to me, those cows I used to drive by and live across the street from seemed to enjoy the big grassy fields and the sunshine. . . ¬†All cows should be so lucky.

Anyway. I hope you’re all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Yeah, I know. First goats, now cows. Maybe I should be a farmer.

Posted in California Dreamin', Fun With YouTube

3 Responses

  1. Cynthia

    Trust me, as someone who lives in farm country, the cows are happy. And I LOVE those commercials. I can see how the earthquake one could be unsettling, but since I’ve never been through a quake that strong/serious I don’t have any other references.

    My personal favorite of the bunch, is the one about the cow that makes a break and is heading to CA from snowpocalypse. She’s gone a couple feet and been gone a week. Yeah, that sounds like winter around here.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Pamela Cayne

    Cows are cute, and I think if they’re treated well (big grassy fields, sunshine, warm and soft hands milking them) they are happy. And you should either be a farmer or a cheesemaker, that’s all I’m saying! :-)

  3. Karen Pinco


    Needed happy this morning.

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