The world's tallest cow dies after a lifetime of Photoshop accusations
Unbelievably big bovine honoured post-humously by Guinness World Records in touching new video
We know what you're thinking, and to answer your question: "No, it's not fake."
The Holstein cow in the image above hasn't been digitally altered, according to officials from Guinness World Records — at least not to enhance her award-winning size.
Blosom, the world's tallest cow, was measured to be a full 6-foot-2 inches tall (190 cm) from hoof to withers when this photo was taken in early 2015.
Guinness officials had awarded the bovine beauty an official world record in August of 2014 while visiting her owner's farm in Orangeville, Illinois, to verify that yes, a cow could really be that tall.
Sadly, she held the title of "tallest cow living" for less than a year.
Her place in the record book as the tallest cow living was no longer accurate, but after performing further research Guinness found that Blosom was indeed worthy of an even better title: the tallest cow ever.
"The funny thing about Blosom was how unaffected she was by all the attention that seemed to surround her," said Patty Meads-Hanson, who has owned and cared for Blosom since she was an 8-week-old calf, upon learning the news. "As long as she had her oats, and daily chin rubs and ear scratches, life was good."
To coincide with the announcement of Blosom's new title and her addition to Guinness' 2016 records book, the organization released a touching video about her life along with an obituary of sorts.
"Blosom was born to two normal-sized cows, and according to Patty, was even taller when she was eight years old," wrote Rachel Swatman on guinessworldrecords.com. "Always friendly with her owners, Patty treated Blosom like any other household pet and loved nothing more than spending time with her out in the field."
"Blosom still looks over the farm she loved," said Meads-Hanson to The Journal-Standard in Freeport, Illinois, shortly after her beloved cow's death.
Upon learning of her pet's new record last week, she told Guinness "I will cherish our memories forever."