Thursday, June 27, 2013

A whole lotta bull

My BBF (best bull friend) was waiting for me when I returned home from my last trip to town. "Big O" was resting 
under a tree with his girlfriend, or so I presumed. Of course I stopped to say hello and take pictures.




His magnificence stops me in my tracks every time I see him,




which is not a good thing because I become oblivious to everything that's going on around me...




...like his girlfriend, who was really his boyfriend, who got up and started walking toward me.
Good thing a shrub is covering most of his bull parts in the photo above - Blogger would likely have censored it otherwise. 

I've learned my lesson about cattle confrontations, so I ran like hell and jumped into took refuge in my truck.



Didn't want another one of these!




My BBF's BFF came over to the passenger side window to have a little chat.




I think he may have been jealous of all the attention I was giving to Big O. 
I didn't stick around to find out.

24 comments:

  1. Without even seeing his bull parts I can see that he's one. It boy! Yikes!

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  2. It's Horn Envy. If you only had little stumps and had to look at those magnificent, curvy things all day, you'd be pissed off, too.

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  3. I noticed the lack of "girl parts" in the first photo and though, "Oh-oh...time to leave well enough alone. And his bull friend, too!"

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  4. I guess that, being left out on the range to fend for themselves for the season, they don't stay . . . erm . . . tame-ish, huh?

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  5. Safety first!

    Perhaps he was hoping to mooch a few groceries? Bovines soon learn to associate trucks with food or he could have been territorial. In which case - RETREAT is a good move.

    M in NC
    --- by the way, the second picture made it pretty clear he wasn't a heifer ;)

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  6. i saw in the first pic that his girlfriend was a boy friend.. i do love long horns, and this one is magnificent. ouch on that eye. i assume you were given that by a cow... maybe i missed that story

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  7. The boy with the tiny horns probably wants watermelon! Those horns on BBF are incredible.

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  8. Perfect day for a perfect post. And I never tire of your marvelous color chart.

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  9. Getting away the superb choice. Bulls not to be messed with. Young ones are likely erratic and spoiling for a chance to prove themselves. Bar fights come to mind, with huge bodies and no bars.

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  10. Those who retreat get to live another day eh!

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  11. I noticed those "Hangy down things" one of the first photos as well. But it was the look in the eye that really told the story to me. Most cows have a much softer eye. This guy looks down right rank!

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  12. !! These are NOT behind a fence!! ???

    Yes, handsome ... anything for that perfect shot, I guess! :)

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  13. I so look forward to your posts every day. My life is so absolutely boring in comparison. (Actually not even in comparison. It would be boring regardless.)
    Thank you!

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  14. Now tell us where to find the story of the multi-colored eye!

    Now I can see why you ranchers are always in a pick-up or on a horse when you are out moseying around.

    Scary boys!

    Jo

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  15. Carol in N. Colorado6/27/13, 9:06 AM

    I wouldn't be messing around with long horn bulls or any bulls. They get down right mean. Good thing you stayed in the truck to take the photos. I knew the black one was a bull just by the build and the horn nubs.

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  16. I had to click on your hilites and go back to read both earlier posts for fear I had missed them first time around. Re post 1 - I'd say Big O's horns have really grown! Ostentatiously so! Oncredibly so! And post 2 - OUCH!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  17. With a bull that big, I think I would call him "Sir"!

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  18. I'd say you had a lot of B_lls ( or long hangy things) get out and take a photo!

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  19. Very striking but from a distance.

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  20. Where was Smouch, in the truck?

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  21. A truly gorgeous longhorn. I wouldn't imagine many people have the opportunity to see one... in person ... out in the middle of nowhere ... with nothing between you and him ... armed only with a camera and courage aplenty. He is absolutely magnificent. He definitely deserves a name!

    I keep looking at his picture. Can you imagine an old West stampede withsome of those guys leading the charge?1

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  22. That's one mighty hunk of beef! It's a wonder he didn't ram the truck.

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  23. I forgot about your multi-colored eye until you reminded us :-/ I'm sorry, don't be mad... but I am seriously laughing out loud! You color descriptions are absolutely hysterical! You should be a stand-up comic. Seinfeld has nothing on you!

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  24. "Seinfeld has nothing on you!" - Absolutely!

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