'Hold my steer': How Dozer the massive Manitoba bovine owned Twitter
Dozer the 6-foot-5 steer has captured the hearts and minds of bovine-lovers around the world
A new challenger has appeared in the quest to find the biggest, beefiest bovine — and the internet has opinions.
On Thursday, As It Happens interviewed the owner of the Manitoba animal sanctuary that is home to Dozer, the cuddly 6-foot-5 steer who avoided a grisly fate at the slaughterhouse.
The Canadian creature clocked in at one inch taller than Knickers, the Australian steer who became a viral sensation last week when his owner deemed him too big to kill.
Many of you embraced this bizarre news cycle of bovine one-upmanship.
*coked up news exec screaming at interns*: BIGGER BOVINES, HUGE HEFFERS, OUTRAGEOUS OXEN, MASSIVE MILKERS <a href="https://t.co/3pVexhmpBQ">https://t.co/3pVexhmpBQ</a>—@charmcitysteve
AUSTRALIA: take a look at this big cow mate<br>CANADA: hold my steer <a href="https://t.co/NR2EJRGfI5">https://t.co/NR2EJRGfI5</a>—@RockneCorrigan
Oh god please let the end of 2018 news cycle just be a series of increasingly bigger cows.—@NicVersus
Weird flex but ok <a href="https://t.co/2xAYC1SlmL">https://t.co/2xAYC1SlmL</a>—@Swij2
Others appear concerned by a possible diplomatic spat, if not an all-out war over cows.
Dozer or Knickers, chose wisely. I wish you all good fortune in the wars to come. <a href="https://t.co/ts45UOAMAd">https://t.co/ts45UOAMAd</a>—@Valomir
Canada has basically declared war <a href="https://t.co/SLzpHV9zpt">https://t.co/SLzpHV9zpt</a>—@CallamPickering
“Where were you when The Cow Wars started?” <a href="https://t.co/iBE9G7cRgk">https://t.co/iBE9G7cRgk</a>—@EWAEmily
Indeed, people have already begun declaring themselves #TeamKnickers or #TeamDozer.
I just read the article and not to be dramatic but I would die for Dozer <a href="https://t.co/E8swKXcfac">https://t.co/E8swKXcfac</a>—@CalebG22
Suck it, Knickers <a href="https://t.co/CyQjfQJUSz">https://t.co/CyQjfQJUSz</a>—@Kwjazzman
CA NA DA! CA NA DA! CA NA DA! <a href="https://t.co/68yYqXiQqr">https://t.co/68yYqXiQqr</a>—@LeviBjork
stop trying to one up knickers. this dumb cow doesn't have knickers' combination of size, coloration, and friends that makes him the best...NEXT <a href="https://t.co/lDPF4xrnkv">https://t.co/lDPF4xrnkv</a>—@LB_Denberg
Others wonder: Can't these big boys just get along?
why do we always pitch strong powerful icons against each other <a href="https://t.co/4C1jbys3kI">https://t.co/4C1jbys3kI</a>—@Luiseach
Make them kiss each other—@jacobdegrowth
Dozer and Knickers are dating and are just using this feud as an excuse to send pics to each other <a href="https://t.co/ex7vxf5XmU">https://t.co/ex7vxf5XmU</a>—@CommunistGamer1
Er, we saw what you did there.
ok but is he taller <a href="https://t.co/cYBz8e9GO7">https://t.co/cYBz8e9GO7</a>—@MacAree
But almost everyone is in agreement that in these turbulent times, we need more stories about enormous farm animals.
Turns out all I want, and maybe all I've ever wanted from social media were photos of increasingly larger cows across the globe. I'm very content. <a href="https://t.co/p0VYchOodA">https://t.co/p0VYchOodA</a>—@sheas_slap_shot
I only want to hear news abt big cows from here on out no other news thank you <a href="https://t.co/CaO2n22hYz">https://t.co/CaO2n22hYz</a>—@youreyeahh
LET 2018 GO OUT NOT WITH A BANG BUT A MOO <a href="https://t.co/Yj6JmVNANk">https://t.co/Yj6JmVNANk</a>—@GhostEsq
Written by Sheena Goodyear.