Bovine business beacon is back

They waited until the cow came home, and after nearly a month, she finally did.

Bernie Jackson of Wells Furniture poses with Bessie the cow

They waited until the cow came home, and after nearly a month, she finally did.

Bessie the cow was returned to her rightful place at Wells Furniture on Stettler’s Main Street late last month.

Store owner Bernie Jackson said the cow was returned anonymously on Oct. 22, to the delight of the store’s staff.

“Good Samaritans do still exist,” said Jackson, who declined to elaborate on the details of Bessie’s disappearance and return.

Bessie, about a foot tall, customarily stands on the sidewalk outside of Wells, greeting customers. She has been in the store’s possession for two-and-a-half years.

The cow went missing on or around Sept. 26, and the staff at Wells soon put out the alert in hopes that she would be recovered.

They placed a poster in their front window and posted a notice on their Facebook page: “Bessie has wandered off. Please come home Bessie.”

The cow’s return was accompanied by more good news for both Jackson and the store, which was named “Business of the Year” by the Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development.

Jackson was on hand to accept the award at the ceremony at the Stettler Community Hall on Thursday, Oct. 23.

 

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