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Coäts

Cat sized cows
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Genetically engineered cows identical in every respect to the original except in size. These feline-sized bovines are calm, quiet good with children and require little maintenance.

Buy one for every member of the family and let the coäts (pronounced co-ats) graze your yard. You'll never have to mow again! (Yes, I'm talking to you [Rods Tiger])

With a little patience and care, you can even have fresh dairy products on a daily basis.

(08.05.01)Modified spelling to reflect proper pronunciation)

phoenix, Jun 20 2001

Accented Letters in English http://www.halfbake...ters_20in_20English
So, it might be better spelled coäts? [Dewey, Jun 20 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Fainting Goats http://www.webworks...s/faintinggoat.html
Scare them and they go stiff and fall over. For when they're not mowing. Loads of fun. [StarChaser, Jun 20 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Mouse Deer http://www.ultimate.../Tragulus_napu.html
very small! [monkeywidget, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Blue Duiker http://www.ultimate...phus_monticola.html
There are a lot of Duiker varieties... maybe you could find one that eats garbage! [monkeywidget, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Minature Goats !! http://www.theminiaturegoatclub.com/
getting closer... [monkeywidget, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Mini Cattle http://www.minicattle.com/
Bingo! Insane persistence pays off once again! BAKED BABY!!! [monkeywidget, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

MyDairyCow http://www.mydairycow.com/
Check out their new mini cows bred just for apartment living! [LoriZ, Jun 15 2010]

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       I'm starting to understand why buffalo wings are so small.
Redbird, Jun 20 2001
  

       Miniature mammallian mowing is most perfectly baked in the form of guinnea pigs. These mow much more neatly than rabbits and are easy to keep. You don't get much milk out of them though.
gravelpit, Sep 06 2001
  

       Mephista: Carnivores appreciate cows for other reasons, as well.
StarChaser, Sep 08 2001
  

       ÜberCoäts?
absterge, Sep 08 2001
  

       My wife would like a corral of miniature horses in some corner of the living room, none more than, say, two inches high. We'd let them roam free across the shagpile savannah, and cleaning up after would be a lot less troublesome than those bonsai buffalo we had last year. Had to hire out a pride of Li'l Lions to clear 'em out.   

       Before we take on our mini-Mustangs, anyone know how to exterminate an infestation of Li'l Lions?
adhib, Feb 05 2002
  

       a friend of mine, while dining at his favourite chinese restaurant, ordered his favourite dish - sliced beef with black bean sauce - and found in his food what he concluded to be the vertebra of a cat sized cow. needless to say he doesn't eat there anymore.
mihali, Feb 05 2002
  

       Those hooves might be hard on wood flooring...
theonecalledzil, Jan 26 2004
  

       I like this a lot.... meiaooooooooo!!!!!! Just hold one over your morning coffee and deliver fresh milk.
xenzag, Jun 15 2010
  

       I like this a lot.... meiaooooooooo!!!!!! Just hold one over your morning coffee and deliver fresh milk. I just wonder how small you could breed them? (imagines a micro-cow grazing on a patch of grass the size of a mouse pad, or even smaller cows wandering about amidst the "players" on a subbuteo table)
xenzag, Jun 15 2010
  

       Holding a mini cow over your coffee may not produce the desired result.   

       How would you expect a cow to respond to being picked up by a giant hand and suspended over a pool of steaming hot liquid?   

       One lump or two?
Twizz, Jun 15 2010
  

       We have a standing joke at work, along the lines that any device designed with small and inaccessible parts will be assembled or serviced by miniature polar bears.   

       Perhaps I could loan a handful of MPBs to Adhib?
Twizz, Jun 15 2010
  

       Why not cow-sized cats, i.e. woolly ligers?
nineteenthly, Aug 13 2011
  

       I think cat milk is an acquired taste, yet. But the maintenance trade-off might be something to consider.
XSarenkaX, Aug 13 2011
  

       Plus: good luck getting the cat milk...
XSarenkaX, Aug 13 2011
  

       The man once said "You can milk anything with nipples."
phoenix, Aug 13 2011
  

       ... and some things without nipples. Vipers, for instance.
mouseposture, Aug 13 2011
  
      
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