Yes, for just $75 an hour you can cuddle with a cow at the Mountain House Farm in up-upstate New York. The beautiful 33-acre retreat has been offering wellness sessions with horses to guests for the past nine years, but recently added cow cuddling on the menu as well. Suzanne Vullers, who runs the farm with her husband, brought two cows back with her from her home country of the Netherlands, after hearing about the health benefits of cuddling with cows.
via Oddity Central:
It turns out the cows’ slightly slower heart rate and their generally peaceful demeanor really has a way of relaxing people around them. Suzanne claims that just feeling their slower heart rate as you cuddle with them makes you slow down as well, and because everything is very quiet, it gives you a wonderful opportunity to connect with them.
Awww. Very moooooooooving.
I’ll see myself out.
Mountain House Farm offers just one or two cow cuddling sessions per day, which they usually limit to around two people. Each cuddling session is scheduled ahead of time in a way that does not interfere with the cows’ natural rhythm.
“We’re not a petting zoo. It’s not all about you. It’s about us and them,” Vullers said. “For us, it’s very important that the animals have choices and it’s as much their choice to connect with humans as it is for us.”
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