Alright so technically they're "steer shows" coz a majority of the cows shown are male however, "fluffy bulls" isn't as adorable as "fluffy cows", is it? So I guess these are blow-dried cows, even though they're, y'know, male.
In order to get high scores from judges, competitors from the 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America make sure their bovine looks their best before they lead them around the ring. Competitors shampoo, rinse, and blow dry their steers and cows (if it's a dairy show), and the result is pretty FREAKIN' spectacular. Don't take my word for it though...
Take a look at these adorable poof balls yourself!
Did you ever see a cow you just wanted to walk right up to and bury your face in for like 30 minutes to an hour? Because I didn't until I saw this absolute fluffy BEAUTY. Oh my loooooord.
You know those big fluffy pillows you see in the store you send 20 minutes ruffling with your filthy hands hoping no one will see you? This is where those pillows come from.
FLUFFY. MILK. HORSE.
That's it. I'm am never, ever referring to cows as anything other than fluffy milk horses ever, ever again.
WHO IS THIS FLUFFY MILK HORSES' HAIR STYLIST BECAUSE I NEED THESE SANDY CARAMEL HIGHLIGHTS IN MY LIFE IMMEDIATELY.
Not to mention there's a whole community based around the cow show events, and the crowds they bring in are actually pretty incredible.
It's a sad sad day when you realize a cow has a better beauty regime than you do. I wish I had a team of people who are willing to wash me on a regular basis.
This cow looks like the evil twin brother of the majestic sandy cow we saw previously. And I am LIVING for it.
Did you ever see a cuter cow butt!? Admittedly, I've not seen a lot of cow butts in my lifetime (apart from the times I catch myself in the mirror hey-ooooo) but if I had, I bet this one would be one of the cutest.
That is one big beautiful boy right there, I love how he looks like he's had the super special "fluff" treatment done to his booty! I wish someone would fluff me up like that!
Now I really, really need to know exactly what special oils a cow needs for a cow show. Whatever this little beauty uses, it's 100% working for him! 10/10 would recommend as a pet.
I loooove the dappled patterns on this guys coat! He looks like he was being printed off and the printer started running out of ink.
And last but not least, this glorious, chocolate hunk standing tall and proud, waiting to show off his fluffiness to the whole world! Outstanding.
I don't know about you folks, but from now on I'm definitely gonna be keeping an eye out to see if any "Cow Shows" crop up in my neighborhood... I can't think of a better way to spend my day than getting drunk and petting a bunch of fluffy milk horses. Sign me up!