Boats Can Read but Cows Cannot

Apparently the little boat that sailed into the night reads my blog.  On Wednesday I finally called for its return.

Last night at the mariner’s house one small square window was glowing with a dim light, the first sign of life I’ve seen there all summer.

This morning the ship was back afloat the billowing grass, missing only its mast, no doubt having been smashed in some outrageous journey…  or taken down for winter storage.

In one field near the house a herd of cows likes to graze.  Frequently they can be seen lounging around a sign that reads “Premium Angus Beef:  Call for details.” How the rancher gets them to aid in his advertising is beyond me. Needless to say, I fear they are hopelessly illiterate.

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12 Responses to Boats Can Read but Cows Cannot

  1. Ginger says:

    Upload a picture of the little boat!

  2. On a family trip to the Grand Canyon when I was in high school, we drove past a ginormous billboard for Black Bart’s Steak House with a whole bunch of cattle huddling together in the shade just below it!

  3. mother of the wild boys says:

    DYM, Loved your post about the little sailboat, your writing is beautiful. That’s so ironic that it reappeared right after your post! You can always make me laugh with your little observations a.k.a. the herd of cows! Poor bovines!

  4. Angela says:

    HA! Love the logic!

  5. pecos blue says:

    very cute this is a great site.

  6. Tammy says:

    I am not sure quite why, but this short post of yours really got my funny bone! I am laughing out loud, picturing those poor clueless angus beef cows hanging out around that sign!

    And I am SO glad your boat is back!

  7. allysha says:

    oh! that’s great! I am enchanted by your sailboat! I think it must be magical! Poor cows, too bad they don’t have the same ability to disappear and then reappear again at will, it might come in handy!

  8. Sare says:

    Maybe if you walk a little closer, you’ll find that they’ve piled poop all around the sign, and that this is why they’re hanging around it— to tell the world what they think of Angus.

    I’m glad your sailboat is back.

  9. jodijean says:

    awwwww, poor little illiterate cows. sooooo stupid, advertising their own deaths. weird.

  10. Sketchy says:

    We should start a literacy fund for the poor moo-cows…

    …but then again I like my roast beef too…

  11. Tressa says:

    You are too funny 🙂

  12. You are wickedly witty. I love the cows part. And welcome home little boat.

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