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Started by Kendall Seabury. Last reply by sunder Nov 29, 2008.

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Comment by Tyler on September 29, 2008 at 2:48pm
woohoo clarus the dogcow!
Comment by MacMan on September 29, 2008 at 2:52pm
Clarus has been there from my very first experience of Macs, when I would print off MacPaint or KidPix scrawls at primary school.

Check out the Moof! widget for OS X.
Comment by mcsey on September 29, 2008 at 2:53pm
Moof is crying out to read my Growl announcements.
Comment by Claes on September 29, 2008 at 3:03pm
May the power of the moof be with you all! :)
Comment by Oliver at on September 29, 2008 at 3:24pm
Is it a cow - is it a dog ?

Here my little page about Clarus the Dogcow.

A Footnote on the History of the Dogcow:

April Fool's at Apple - As told by Matthew Lewis Carroll Smith

Meanwhile, Matthew and his friends at Light Software decided to play a little April Fool's joke at Apple's R&D campus. In the dark of night they diligently constructed an amazingly realistic pile of offal which they placed appropriately behind the DowCow sculpture. They dubbed it "Power Feces" and came back the next morning to see people's reactions.

Apple wasn't happy with it at all. Actually Apple didn't give a flying flip one way or the other. Come on, this is the west coast! Who would notice?

Read the complete story at

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Dogcow is a bitmapped image first introduced by Apple Computer. It is the shape of a dog with nose and spots that look like a cow, originally created in 1983 as part of the Cairo font by Susan Kare as the glyph for 'z'.
Comment by Oliver at on September 29, 2008 at 3:28pm
Comment by James on September 29, 2008 at 8:21pm
I still have my original Moof! t-shirt but I've worn it so many times so it is in pretty rough shape.
Comment by Damian Ward on September 30, 2008 at 1:12am
I have her on my desktop on my MacBook. See here:
Comment by Kendall Seabury on October 3, 2008 at 11:14am
You can even find backgrounds of The Dogcow!!
Comment by Kathryn on October 24, 2008 at 1:29am
Thanks for the invite. Took me a few days to actually see it and realize what it was. Duh!
I think I remember seeing the Dogcow when printing, using my first toaster Mac which I think might have been a Plus.
Has anyone seen the Dogcow when transferring files between the Newton and a PowerPC? I am positive that I saw the Claris doing flips while the files were being transfered. Anyone else ever see this? Or, maybe I was seeing things? Little green men are next?


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