It was the summer of 2000 and the streets of downtown Stamford, CT, were alive with a stampede of colorful Fiberglas cows.
Naturally, we had to check it out.
The Cow Parade was a big hit — for the City That Works and for us. We spent many hours that summer with a 4-year-old Catherine checking out the moo-velous works of art. The buzz about the exhibit had started much earlier in the spring. We stopped in to one of the studios before the display was mounted and saw some of the artists hard at work.
Before long the streets were dotted with cows decorated in all kinds of crazy get-up. We were among the families and others were taking twilight strolls to check them out up close and personal.
Here Catherine poses with a cow-bee. I wish I could remember its clever name.
Stamford has subsequent summer art parades of other animals and of cars in the ensuing years. None held the romance of those cows, though.