Mumbai, menopause and madam – Goa cows

HOLLY COW!

Travelling in India has taught me a lot. And among the many things which has surprised me during our month here are the cows. That’s right, the cows.

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There are nearly 300 million of them in India, and I reckon I’ve met half of them. They are everywhere. And of course, being sacred, they know they are special and able to roam at will.

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I must admit I’ve never really thought about cows until I came here, but I’ve discovered they’re rather charming creatures, each with their own delightful personality. So much so, in fact, they’ve triggered an idea which I’m running by my local mayor, Michael Regan.

Dear Mr Mayor
Having had several discussions with you previously over the pros and cons of allowing families to enjoy animal fun on Warringah’s beaches with their dogs, and realising canine capers are probably too controversial to trigger any sort of fair-for all plan, I’ve come up with another fun-filled activity.

How do you feel about cows?

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Because I’ve seen a lot of them over here in India and have come to the conclusion they would be a perfect alternative for beachside fun.

After all…..

They’re friendly.

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They like to shop…

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..and love to hang out at restaurants…

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They’re courteous in traffic…

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…and make excellent local guides.

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They are patient.

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They don’t bite…

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…instead they’re rather neighbourly…

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…and love to pop in for a chat…

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They enjoy sharing a meal…

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…and don’t talk with their mouths full.

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They form good relationships…

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…with everyone.

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They love family outings…

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…and don’t mind a bit of stick.

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But above all Mr Mayor … they LOVE the beach and introducing cows to Dee Why for example could have its benefits.

They wouldn’t affect tourism…in fact they’ll probably attract it.

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They love to play…

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…and can help with surveillance on the beach.

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They won’t romp around randomly and kick sand in our faces, instead they tend to stroll… aimlessly. But in an orderly fashion…

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…and they leave as quietly as they came.

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Anyway, security is always on hand to move them on.

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Of course they poop… but think about the recycling potential! And the local kids can earn a dollar collecting it…

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And they may have to be taught some manners…

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…as sometimes they pop in uninvited.

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And very occasionally there may be some argy bargy…

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…but dare I suggest this is where the well-trained cattle dogs could come in?

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We could even recruit the local Labs to help out.

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The dogs will sort it out and peace will be restored.

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So, what do you think Mr Mayor?
Cows on the beach can only bring good things. Think of the tourism this would generate! Think of the fun! It’s like having a beach full of dogs without the controversy.
Of course India manages to combine their cows, dogs and people harmoniously on the beach…without issue. But baby steps Mr Mayor… let’s start with some cows!

Sincerely,
Wendy
Warringah Cows Moooovement

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4 Responses to Mumbai, menopause and madam – Goa cows

  1. Sally & Emma says:

    Would the cows on Dee Why be different to the cows on Tamarama or Bondi….more glam with “bling” bells maybe??

  2. thedoe says:

    Mmmmm… The beach littered with cow pats covered in flies on a hot summers day. Now that’s a cow moooovement!

    Loving your trip Wen, can’t wait for the slide night 🙂

  3. Wendy Y says:

    Yet another extraordinary pictorial experience …..

  4. Monika Trivedi says:

    I see this country so differently through your eyes:)

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