Moon Suit

I received this advertisement from Progressive Rancher, one of the many free publications put out by drug and animal health corporations:



I was thinking about ordering 400 cow suits when I noticed the holes in the helmet for horns, a flaw to be sure for moon-grazing where oxygen can leak out, and then not all of our cows have horns and none grow the same. We could dehorn the cows and plug the holes with corks.

Closer inspection also reveals no air pack, no oxygen, just hoses recirculating cud breath and methane, perhaps a walking bomb for the military. But the real flaw, and I remember as a boy the woman who suggested to my father that we put pants on our cattle to cover their private parts, is that there are no zippers for defecation, urination, procreation or for nursing calves.

All of this is mute on the moon, of course, where there’s nothing to graze anyway, even if the helmet was configured to allow it. From the Amazon of another time, I’ll order mine from Mother Goose:

Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.


5 responses to “Moon Suit

  1. I’m sure a pig would have dreadful mental problems requiring years of therapy, caused by the repression of the urge to root in the dirt.
    Would cows eat green cheese just because it’s green? Would cud breath and methane develop into an atmosphere? Could the “Man in the Moon” survive the change? Would there be cardboard Christmas Trees hanging all over the place?
    We might ought to stick to destroying our own planet. Stick with what we’re good at.

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  2. Peter Notehelfer

    Too funny . . .

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love your humor 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Oh, my, this is a good one.


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