Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
They could in fact look remarkably similar to ourselves, if they come from worlds similar to our own. Our bodies are an optimised design for an intelligent creature that lives on Earth. We call this convergent evolution.
Standing upright, their limbs would be free to manipulate tools for developing technology. A head on top is better for self defence and gathering food.
Having eyes in their head allows a short nerve pathway to the brain. So those imagining eyes on wavering stalks could be disappointed.