Dark clouds are casting their shadows over the John B. Cow farm. It seems poor Mr Cow will have to stop moo-ing and there'll be no more free delivery of milk to faithful subscribers.
The sad news came in the form of a post that aptly described "The End" for the blog farm.
What's the beef about this latest development at Cow County that's got all the cows sitting on the edge?
Cow supporters and sympathizers will be sad to learn that the funny and sometimes affectionately mad Mr Cow has decided to halt operation at this farm site. Some feel the whole affair sucks and others are wondering whether this is another cow joke or cow linkbait.
For the rest of us with not much cow sense, we are just scratching our heads wondering what the heck is going on.
According to John B. Cow, it's a legal issue that's spotlighting some copyright infringement involving the cow site. It may also concern some articles submitted by guests.
"The End" is like a sign of ill omen. Is there gonna be a showdown at high noon with guns blazing or the Not-So-Okay Corral will be dismantled and all the cows scattered to seek other pastures beyond the horizon?
In a literal sense, when you're starring at the end of a gun barrel you can't argue much. So when a big-time cattle baron, according to some speculation, is serving notice on you to cease and desist, I guess you have to oblige kindly. It's not advisable to say moo to that. The amount of mooney earned selling milk may not be enough to pay for the legal battle.
But still, we do not know the real reason yet and who is really behind this eviction move. Speculations are aplenty. But who knows?
Maybe, the truth and nothing but the truth will eventually reveal the real issue behind this hoofy saga.
If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's that for every moo you make, you have to watch your butt. Some matadors, who have survived a surprise attack from behind, will say "Ole!" to that.
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Mad cow disease - A John Cow sequel
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