The only cow in a small Newfoundland village stopped giving milk. The people did some research and found that they could buy a cow just across the gulf in Nova Scotia for $200. They bought the cow from Nova Scotia and the cow was wonderful. It produced lots of milk all of the time, and the people were pleased and very happy. They decided to acquire a bull to mate with the cow to produce more cows like it. They would never have to worry about their milk supply again. They bought the bull and put it in the pasture with their beloved cow. Finally the cow came into season. However, whenever the bull came close to the cow, the cow would move away. No matter what approach the bull tried, the cow would move away from the bull and he could not succeed in his quest. The people were very upset and decided to ask the Vet, who was very wise, just what they should do. They told the Vet what was happening. "Whenever the bull approaches our cow, she moves away. If he approaches from the back, she moves forward. When he approaches her from the front, she backs off. An approach from the side... she walks away to the other side." The Vet thought about this for a minute and asked, "Did you by chance, buy this cow in Nova Scotia ?"The people were astonished, since no one had ever mentioned where they had bought the cow. "You are truly a wise Vet," they said. "How in the world did you know we acquired this cow in Nova Scotia ?" The Vet replied with a distant look in his eye, "My wife is from Nova Scotia "