On another thread here about parental punishment, getting hit upside the head was mentioned a few times and that triggered some other (real old) memories for me. Any of you farm kids remember working around dairy cattle - getting ready to milk, and getting swatted along side the head by a cows tail full of mud- burrs and maybe hardend poop? Dang it! but that would hurt. I think some of those old bossies had an evil streak and knew exactly what they were doing.