Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Guilt trip

 I try to take Smooch with me whenever I leave the ranch. 
She's good company and, besides, I hate the sad-eyed look she gives me when I leave her home.

Alan: Look sad. Maybe she'll take us, too. 

The look of a smug dog with passenger privileges. 

Me: There isn't room.   

 We ran into a few of our bovine friends. This particular herd is generally friendly
and harmless, but a bull is still a bull, so I stayed in my truck,
which happens to look like the truck of the rancher who feeds them. 

 Me: You've got me confused with somebody else.

 Me: I've had enough sad-eyed looks for one morning, thank you very much.

Cow: Mooooooooooo.
(Google translate: Feed me.) 

 I drove off before this little one started wailing,
having had enough guilt for one trip.


  1. It's always interesting to be mistaken for the one who has the food. There is a reason petting zoos don't have cattle...

  2. Aww, toward the end there I actually did start feeling sorry for you, too! ;-)
    Wonderful pictures + story!

  3. I never get tired of those damn cows...love those sad faces! Smooch is such a good girl and waits patiently for you and is so appreciative.

  4. I feel guilty having so much fun watching all this guilt trip...

  5. Everyone wants to go with you, you are popular in ranch land.

  6. I'm guilty of feeling guilty too especially if there are animals involved in that trip.

  7. Northern AB gal3/22/16, 1:45 PM

    I'm guilty of taking my dog with me everywhere (and he isn't small :)) He loves the trips to town. That last calf could've guilted me into anything he wanted, they're just so damned cute when they're small.

  8. Love the look on Smooch's face. Ha! Hey - what type of fencing is that? The green weave with the electric fence sign on it. That looks like a good idea...

    1. It's by Horseguard - here's a post that explains it: http://www.the7msnranch.com/2008/10/ranch-tour-fence.html

  9. I loved the description of smug. Indeed, Smooch does look smug. JCC didn't give you any pitiful looks, or is it too unbecoming to beg if you're the ranch cat?

  10. An American in Tokyo3/24/16, 6:00 PM

    Aww, Smoochie-poo loves any adventure!! And everyone else's faces are just too cute!!
    I'd have to drive really fast in order not to be tempted to stop and try to make friends with the new babies!!

  11. Smooch does look smug LOL