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World's Tallest Cow Receives Posthumous Award

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"As long as she had her oats, and daily chin rubs and ear scratches, life was good."

Blosom, who died in May, received the Guinness World Record title of tallest cow ever after her death. (Image via Blosom/Facebook)

The world only had its tallest living cow for eight months.

Blosom was the reigning Guinness World Record holder of "tallest cow living," when she died at her Illinois home in May. And since her death meant she was no longer the world's tallest "living" cow, Guinness recently posthumously dubbed Blosom the tallest cow ever.

Blosom, who died in May, received the Guinness World Record title of tallest cow ever after her death. (Image via Blosom/Facebook)

Patty Meads-Hanson, Blosom's former owner, told the Chicago Tribune that she wasn't sure what ailed the 13-year-old cow, but after two veterinarians determined there was nothing they could do to save her, they decided to put her to pasture.

“We hold our tallest animals at Guinness World Records in an extremely high regard due to their uniqueness and rarity in finding," Guinness World Records Editor-in Chief Craig Glenday said on the website. "We were devastated when we heard the news of Blosom’s death as she was such a friendly and gorgeous animal and her owner equally as wonderful and took such great care of her. She is definitely one of the standout highlights in our upcoming book and we hope the world enjoys seeing the pictures of her. "

Blosom, who died in May, received the Guinness World Record title of tallest cow ever after her death. (Image via Blosom/Facebook)

"The funny thing about Blosom was how unaffected she was by all the attention that seemed to surround her,"  Meads-Hanson told CBC News upon hearing of the new Guinness title. "As long as she had her oats, and daily chin rubs and ear scratches, life was good."

Regardless if Blosom was aware of the world, the world was aware of Blosom. An obituary column in the Journal-Standard claims Blosom's story was told inside the folds of 100 newspapers all around the world, and Blosom even has her own public figure Facebook page with more than 2,700 fans.

Meads-Hanson said she received condolence messages from all around the globe, and the Guinness World Records honored Blosom after her death with a special tribute video. Even PETA added a golden engraved leaf to its Tree of Life memorial in Virginia.

Today I received the news from PETA that Blosom's gold leaf has officially been added to their Tree of Life memorial, in...

Posted by Blosom on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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