Buttons the Cuddle Cow


Buttons the Cuddle Cow: Ouchies on the Inside, is a story about trauma seen through the eyes of a cow following a catastrophic flood. The story is based on an actual event that occurred on August 31, 2018. On that Friday night in August, our family’s farm of 60 years was swallowed by a tidal wave of water, and our cattle were swept away. All did not make it out alive, but Buttons one of our cows was rescued three days later. This book uses Buttons and Farmer Cunningham’s experience and translates their emotions into a language that children and adults alike can understand and process. It is the hope that this book becomes a tool for families to use during their storms of life.