As I was dusting and cleaning, I realized I hadn't told anyone what I decided about the Jersey cow I was dreaming of recently.
That little cow I found in Iowa is exactly what I want... except for the stage of lactation she is in. She's not been "fresh" very long (when a cow has a calf and starts milking again, it's called "freshening") so she is in rather heavy production, and I wouldn't be getting her calf along with her to help take all that milk. That means I'd have to milk her twice a day. I leave for work shortly after 5 AM, so you can imagine how early I'd have to do the morning milking. She isn't re-bred, either. So, I accept the fact that the time isn't right. At least I know where a Jersey cow can be found, when I'm ready; and who knows, maybe by then I'll "get over it".