B/c I really do learn something new every day, I just want to spend a moment on the beefalo. Until 4 minutes ago, I had no idea such a thing existed; in fact, when Shannon texted the word (as part of the following phrase, it should be noted: "I'm coloring a beefalo, don't pressure me, sista!") I assumed it was either a typo or a make-up.
But no. The beefalo is, indeed, a real, true-blue creature.
Courtesy of Wikipedia, I have learned that the beefalo is a hybrid of a domestic cattle boy and a bison/buffalo girl. When they meet and fall in love, the two go back to the barn and . . . .
The breed used to be called "cattalo," but for reasons too complex to enummerate here, it is no longer. But that's okay, b/c "beefalo" is so dang cute.
My amazement at all this is two-fold. First, I now know of a breed of animal that for me, had never existed. And, in the not-so-distant past (150-250 years), it didn't exist.
Almost 29 years old and the world never ceases to amaze me.