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January 31, 2011


The only cow in a small Minnesota town stopped giving milk. The
people did some research and found that they could buy a cow just
across the state line in Wisconsin for $200.

They brought the cow from Wisconsin and the cow was wonderful. It
produced lots of milk all of the time, and the people were very

They decided to acquire a bull to mate with the cow to produce
more cows like it. They would never have to worry about their
milk supply again.

They bought the bull and put it in the pasture with their beloved
cow. However, whenever the bull tried to mount the cow, the cow
would move away. No matter what approach the bull tried, the cow
would move away from the bull and he could not succeed in his
quest. The people were very upset and decided to ask the Vet, who
was very wise, what to do.

They told the Vet what was happening. "Whenever the bull tires to
mount our cow, she moves away. If he approaches from the back,
she moves forward. When he approaches her from the front, she
backs off. An attempt from the side, she walks away to the other

The Vet thought about this for a minute and asked, "Did you by
chance, buy this cow in Wisconsin?"

The people were dumbfounded, since no one had ever mentioned
where they bought the cow. "You are truly a wise Vet," they said.
"How did you know we got the cow in Wisconsin?"

The Vet replied with a distant look in his eye, "My wife is from