Terryy cannot (or does not want to) describe his family’s origins rationally. His idiosyncratic family is larger-than-life: How else could his mother have given birth to 57 children without any divine intervention? But above all, he is fed up with his vacuous, half-bovine father and seeks some explanation for such cruel and inhumane punishment. Maybe his father was turned into a cow in order to pay for a sin committed / a mistake made by someone in his family… Terryy desperately needs to understand. He needs to figure out the all-powerful reason behind this life sentence he has been given in order to make sense of it all. Even if he has to invent the whole story to explain his family’s woes.