A man took his giant steer into a Petco store to test the company’s “All leashed pets are welcome” policy and it’s true! Vincent Browning and Shelly Lumpkin brought Oliver, a Ankole-Watusi steer, to Petco and he was welcome just like any Golden Retriever or Shih Tzu.
We take you to Atascocita, Texas, because where else could this story happen? Oliver is a big deal. The Ankole-Watusi breed of cattle is known for their eye-poppingly gigantic horns. I mean, just look at the span on those magnificent horns on this beautiful animal! “Excuse me sir, can I pet your steer?”
Oliver weighs over 1,600 pounds and his tremendous horns are 114 inches from tip to tip when measured along the curve. The steer’s horns are so ginormous that it has to tilt its head to fit through the front sliding doors of the establishment.
Oliver the African Watusi even has his own Facebook page with over 42,000 followers.
Shelly Lumpkin and Vincent Browning brought Oliver the African Watusi into their local Petco store. Browning wrote on Facebook, “The staff members here are always super friendly and courteous to us. We really enjoy coming to this location…our favorite Petco BY FAR!!” It’s all fun and games until this monster cow takes a colossal dump in the aquarium section. “Clean up, Aisle 6.” Every employee abruptly goes on their lunch break.
“People couldn’t believe it,” Lumpkin said. “The whole staff there was really nice about it and excited.” It’s probably not a good thing that Petco uniforms are red t-shirts when this glorious beast enters the building.
Might want to not take this steer down the rawhide aisle, that might cause him to freak the f*ck out if he sees his dead aunt as a doggy treat. I for one, would rather see that marvelous steer in a store than three children who parents let them run wild in Walmart after feeding them sugary Little Debbie fudge brownies for breakfast.
So just like Mythbusters proved that “bull in a china shop” is a stupid adage to mean clumsiness, “steer in a Petco” is also an ignorant maxim.