I had to ask some of the more experienced employees who have been here at the Hotel Boulderado for decades about the story behind the cow in the employee break room. Well, actually, it's half a cow now.
The cow (when it was whole) used to be found at the entrance of Catacomb's. (Maybe she kept the bouncer company?) But then Catacomb's did some rearranging of their layout, and there wasn't room any more for the cow. So the cow was sawed in half, and one piece was brought to an employee's home, and the other was brought to the employee break room.
Here at the Boulderado, we're not just about history and luxury; we love random shenanigans as well. So don't half a cow, man.