Blow the Hooves Off

A colleague here and I are brainstormin’ a new collection of art and literature on the topic of Texas weather, and he told me the story of one of his cows gettin’ struck by lightin’ and gettin’ its hooves blown off. 

So that’s goin’ to be my new exclamation of surprise or exasperation: “Well, if that don’t blow the hooves right off!”