Parade Offers More Than A Whiff Of The Old West

A mission of the National Western Stock Show is education, and 4-year-old Mya Jerkins got a nose-full at the annual parade Tuesday.

“Shoo-eee, cows stink,” she exclaimed as 30 longhorns trotted around the corner at Wynkoop and 17th streets.

“Nooooo,” urged her mother, Suzanne Jerkins. “You love moo-moos.”

Just then a cow slid to its knees making the turn onto 17th, and the young girl’s eyes swelled seemingly to the size of horseshoes.