So here’s something completely harmless, and in fact likely restorative, to obsess over: fluffy, shampooed and blow-dried cows. Scroll down to feast your eyes on these fine specimens!
So what’s the story behind these shampooed cows? Long-held tradition of cattle shows are the ones to blame. Behind the now internet-famous fluffy cows phenomenon are families who work together to make their cows look their best for the chance to walk through the show ring. This requires to wash, comb and blow-dry their animals’ hair daily – sometimes twice a day. Before the show, these animals are treated to a day at the “salon” where they use hair sprays, oils, and clippers to cut, style and fluff up the hair. This is all in an effort to earn the attention of a judge, who evaluates the animals – not just for the presentation of their hair, but for other merits like carcass quality (for market animals) or breeding traits (for heifers and bulls).