Although it is infrequent that it appears in dreams, the cow is related to maternity, goodness, patience, and fertility. So, fat cows signify richness, whereas skinny cows signify the benefits that you will await. It could equally denote a tolerant attitude. Maybe the dream is warning you that you should slow down and reflect more on your decisions. Cows, on the other hand, are also associated with dignity, strength, and passive resistance. For a man it symbolizes his feminine side; for a woman, it could be a reflection of her maternal instincts. For the hindus, cows are sacred and represent the protection and care of their gods. Krisna, for example, was the one who taught the shepherds that they should not worship the divinities that they could not see with their own eyes, but rather the cows. In them resides God.