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Eldorado

Is Cow Hugging the new wellness trend?

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Eldorado

From goat yoga to sound baths, the world is full of wellness trends designed to soothe and calm both body and spirit.

Now, a self-care practice hailing from the Netherlands is promising practitioners serenity, and perhaps a smile or two.

Dubbed “koe knuffelen” in Dutch (literally “cow hugging”), the practice is centred on the inherent healing properties of a good human-to-animal snuggle.

Cow cuddlers typically start by taking a tour of the farm before resting against one of the cows for two to three hours.

Full monty at the BBC: Link

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seanjo

W*****s!

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jethrofloyd

Better a cow hugging than bull fighting! B)

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Desertrat56

I would rather hug my cat or dog and if I had a goat I would hug it, but it would not stand on my back while I do yoga.

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XenoFish

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Hug a cow today.

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zep73

Go hug a tree, and leave those poor animals alone.

I've worked with cattle, and they are not that keen on intimacy with humans. Best case, they are curious. Worst case, they panic.

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Desertrat56
Just now, zep73 said:

Go hug a tree, and leave those poor animals alone.

I've worked with cattle, and they are not that keen on intimacy with humans. Best case, they are curious. Worst case, they panic.

I think it depends on how the cow was raised.  If you raise it from a bottle when it is a few weeks old and there are no other cattle around it will be quite affectionate and trusting.

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zep73
Just now, Desertrat56 said:

I think it depends on how the cow was raised.  If you raise it from a bottle when it is a few weeks old and there are no other cattle around it will be quite affectionate and trusting.

True. I just think the trend suggests that people can walk up to any cow, and start hugging it. Only the best suitable ones should be used for this.

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XenoFish

I think I'll just comfort eat instead.

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susieice

Cow hugs. Even koos.

Cow Cuddling Is Now A Thing And It Costs $300 For A 90-Minute Hugging  Session - Small Joys

 

Hemlock Highlands – Home of High Quality Highland Beef!

 

A therapeutic hug

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HandsomeGorilla

I hug the goats at work, they love it. I ****ing love goats. Cows don't like hugging so much. 

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joc
5 hours ago, zep73 said:

Go hug a tree, and leave those poor animals alone.

I've worked with cattle, and they are not that keen on intimacy with humans. Best case, they are curious. Worst case, they panic.

I got chased by a whole herd of cows when I was a kid.  They are fast too.  I literally made it to the barbed wire fence and dove under the lowest strand before they were on top of me.  You excite a bull...everyone goes for you!

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joc
5 hours ago, Desertrat56 said:

I would rather hug my cat or dog and if I had a goat I would hug it, but it would not stand on my back while I do yoga.

I have no problems hugging myself!  Try it.  Give yourself a big ole hug!  Then, take  your left hand and grab your right arm and pat yourself on the back with it.  Amazing how much better you'll feel.

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jethrofloyd
5 hours ago, zep73 said:

Go hug a tree,

It's occupied...:D

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Meridian O

Remember the old days when a cow pat was a pile of poop? :whistle:     

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Jon the frog
On 10/9/2020 at 3:33 PM, Eldorado said:

From goat yoga to sound baths, the world is full of wellness trends designed to soothe and calm both body and spirit.

Now, a self-care practice hailing from the Netherlands is promising practitioners serenity, and perhaps a smile or two.

Dubbed “koe knuffelen” in Dutch (literally “cow hugging”), the practice is centred on the inherent healing properties of a good human-to-animal snuggle.

Cow cuddlers typically start by taking a tour of the farm before resting against one of the cows for two to three hours.

Full monty at the BBC: Link

it not always end well...

https://www.ibtimes.com/man-has-sex-cow-strangulates-animal-death-2939455

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razman
On 10/9/2020 at 4:20 PM, XenoFish said:

close-up-hand-holding-burger_23-21482384

Hug a cow today.

Looks like a turkey burger . Cow huggin though , sounds risky

 

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