CHAPEL HILL — Were very close with these cows, mover Amiel Elbitar said as he corralled a 150-pound fiberglass cow into place this week.
Elbitar, an employee with Quick Moves Moving Co. of Durham, helped deliver five cows to UNC Hospitals, where they will be displayed for at least a year.
The cows are among 20 cows donated back after being auctioned as part of CowParade North Carolina, an art exhibition that auctioned 79 painted, bejeweled and costumed cows and raised $300,000 for the N.C. Childrens Hospital, part of the UNC Hospitals complex.
The moving company has done all the heavy lifting of the cows and their heavier bases, including donating free labor before the auction.
I had a friend at the Childrens Hospital, company owner Sean Mosher sad. The way she put it was, Can you move some cows for me?
I said, No, were not farmers.