Why the Cow and Walrus?

We picked up these two cuties at a Humane Society Thriftshop. The Cow represents Harvey Milk and the Walrus represents. Alan Turing. Not only does Mr. Cow share Harvey’s trademark smile, he pays tribute to Milky, Harvey’s own cow figurine. Mr. Walrus resembles Alan’s face, and echoes his beloved Alice books, which featured an unscrupulous walrus. By astrology a Cancer and Water Rat, and with many associations with boats and the sea, Alan would enjoy a watery habitat.

This cuddly pair inspired a special Cow and Walrus story that Harvey tells Alan to cheer him up at a pivotal point in their love story, FOR THE LOVE OF ALAN TURING, of which you can read a draft.

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