I happen to think Matilda, our older Jersey whom I'm now milking twice a day, is a beautiful cow.
Oh sure, she's bony (that's a Jersey for you) and her udder is pendulous and she has scars here and there (as do all livestock animals), but her huge gentle brown eyes and sweet face and kindly disposition make up for any physical flaws. I'll admit, she's my favorite cow.
This morning, the girls and I were discussing Matilda's looks. Younger Daughter admitted, "I just don't think Matilda is an especially pretty cow. She's all skin and bones and udder."
"That’s kinda funny," said Older Daughter, "because essentially that’s the recipe for success in human models. Skin and bones and udder."
We laughed hysterically at this idea, but she's right.
Me, I prefer a Jersey.