The only cow in a small town in northern New York State stopped giving
milk. The people did some research and found they could buy a cow up in
Canada, just across the border, for $200.00.
They bought the cow from Canada and the cow was wonderful. It produced lots
of milk all of the time, and the people were pleased and very happy. They
decided to acquire a bull to mate with the cow and produce more cows like
it. They would never have to worry about their milk supply again.
They bought a bull and put it in the pasture with their beloved
cow. However, whenever the bull came close to the cow, the cow would move
away. No matter what approach the bull tried, the cow would move away from
the bull and he could not succeed in his quest. The people were very upset
and decided to ask the Vet, who was very wise, what to do.
They told the Vet what was happening. "Whenever the bull approaches our
cow, she moves away. If he approaches from the back, she moves forward.
When he approaches her from the front, she backs off. An approach from the
side and she walks away to the other side."
The Vet thinks about this for a minute and asked, "Did you buy this cow in
The people were dumbfounded, since they had never mentioned where they
bought the cow.
"You are truly a wise Vet," they said. "How did you know we got the cow in
The Vet replied with a distant look in his eye, "My wife is from Canada."