The Week contest: Cow cuddle
This week's question: Stressed-out New Yorkers are paying $75 for an hour of cow cuddling at an upstate farm which promises that hugging a warm, 1,000-pound bovine can impart a sense of calm. If a therapist were to write a book about the health benefits of hugging cattle, what title should it have?
THE WINNER: "Embraceable Moo"
Peter Gordon, Great Neck, New York
SECOND PLACE: "Get Pasture Anxiety"
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
THIRD PLACE: "Everyone Needs to Feel Herd"
Troup Miller, Austin, Texas
"The Quest for Udder Tranquility"
Mark Chartier, Lyme, Connecticut
"Primal Cream Therapy"
John Espy, Lawrence, Kansas
Paul Buchheit, Chicago
"Happily Heifer After"
Jane Moore, San Marcos, Texas
Karen Loos, Alameda, California
"Putting the Cud in Cuddle"
Adam Loranger, Windham, New Hampshire
"More Angus, Less Angst"
Norm Carrier, Flat Rock, North Carolina
Todd Hirstein, Springfield, Illinois
"You Should Have a Cow, Man!"
Robyn Kupferman, Culver City, California
"Moos vs. Blues"
Barbara James, Bedford, Massachusetts
"The Udder Side of Paradise"
Dave Grossman, Petaluma, California
"The Tao of Cow"
Michael Fleming, Centerport, New York