After many months of ubiquity in downtown Madison over the spring and summer, the painted plaster participants in the CowParade are long gone, packed up before Halloween and ready to move on to their next home. Not long before the round-up started, though, a gang of mad milkers hit the streets to see if they could squeeze at least a little bit of absurdity before the cows went home.
This was captured on video and published online, of course, as the overall and plaid clad jokesters tackled cows up and down State Street, even convincing a couple passers-by to do the same. Their final stop? The lobby of Overture.
The short video looking back at the cows and the kids who loved them follows below.
If you still haven't had enough of the cows, you can bid to purchase one at the CowParade Wisconsin online auction. There are 37 cows for sale in the auction, these bovines remaining after a live gala auction at the Alliant Energy Center on Friday, Nov. 10. You'll need at least $1,000 to bid, though, with proceeds going to help fund the new American Family Children's Hospital facility that's affiliated with the UW. There are four herds -- one, two, three, and four -- which are ending respectively on Nov 16 and 17 of this week, and Nov. 20 and 21 of next. With the auctions starting last Saturday, the highest bid so far is for Town & Country, an appropriately overall and plaid clad bovine painted by Candace Miles-Traczyk.