Cows have feelings

We (Megan and Bridget McKenzie) have spent most of the last 4 days acting as Daisy the Cow in a pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk, which raised funds for Bold Vision. The hired cow costume came with a head that was impossible to see out of, so we had to abandon the headpiece and make do with ears, nose, fringe, false eyelashes and face paint. Daisy had a fairly central role in the story, evoking lots of empathy, as she was going to be eaten by Giant Pickles. Abandoning the concealment of the headpiece meant lots more expressive faces, affective gestures and engagement with the audience, who really really felt for the poor cow. Funny then, to see a news item that cows have best friends and get stressed when they are separated.

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