Eight
Pound Cows

Dr. Barbara ten Brink bought a twenty-acre ranch in Gruene, Texas where she builds fences, hoes cactus, and runs cows.

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I am a native Texan from a military family with the advantage of living in Japan, Germany, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas. I am married to Henri A. ten Brink, Attorney. We have one child, Sam.

Professional Responsibilities – I coordinate science instruction and teacher training for special projects offered to Austin ISD, an urban district of 82,000 students. (Retired December, 2019) …

Dr. Barbara ten Brink bought a twenty-acre ranch in Gruene, Texas where she builds fences, hoes cactus, and runs cows.

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Dr. Barbara ten Brink bought a twenty-acre ranch in Gruene, Texas where she builds fences, hoes cactus, and runs cows. These animals are huge, in excess of 1,000 pounds, and would be difficult to manage, except the author learned how to work with them.

But she began to think how much fun cows would be if they were the size of small dogs! Say, eight-pound cows! These docile, big-eyed, herbivores would make great pets if they weighed eight pounds. People could do pet type things with cows including, bathe them, train them, and take them for walks! Audience: A children’s fiction book with text on one side and full color art on the facing page. Read more

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Excerpt 1

"I wish my cows weighed 8 pounds. I would hold them on my lap and comb through their fur picking parasites, mats, and leaf litter.

Excerpt 2

"I'd wash them in the sink with perfumed oatmeal soap ... (with) bows tied to their funny little cowlicks..."

Excerpt 3

"I'd put them in rhinestone collars and leashes to take them on walks up and down the boulevard."

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