I love wandering through the stables and seeing all the cows, bulls, sheep, pigs and horses. Also because they tend to be a less crowded and although it smells like a barn you can wander around without bumping into people. Also there are booths with recipes and some have seasoning packets to take home! Free samples YAY!
I spent a lot of time looking at the Budweiser clydesdales. They are magnificent horses. SO big and gorgeous. All brushed and clean, looking so handsome. They all have a beautiful brown coat, four white “socks” and black tail and mane. Each has it’s own personality as well. Duke was curious and liked to look at everybody but Sammy didn’t want anything to do with the people walking by. He just wanted his food.
Here is Duke sticking his tongue out:
Here is Sammy briefly looking at the people, what a handsome boy:
After them I saw some miniature horses, watched some sheep sheering and then was looking at the bulls. Wandering from stall to stall amazed at how big these boys are. There was one lying down, looking a lot like my dog on a hot day. Passed out and wasn’t going to move for anyone.
A little girl and her Mom came along. The little girl was chatting away and the Mom wasn’t really listening but the little girl didn’t seem to care. Then they stopped at the sleeping bull and the girl went quiet staring at the bull. She pointed to the bull’s testicles and asked her Mom what “it” was. The Mom paused and said “Those are his testicles”. The little girl wanted to know if he was sick? The Mom explained that no they were as they should be and he was okay (bull testicles in case you don’t know are HUGE, MASSIVE, like the size of a large watermelon at least this boys were). Then the girl said “Testicles” while looking at the bull, then thinking again. “What are they for?” The Mom explained they were his boy parts and were for making baby cows. The girl again said “Testicles” (I love a six year old trying out new words). She then asked if all boys had testicles. The Mom said generally yes, boys have testicles. The little girl asked if Daddy had testicles and looked over at her Mom and Mom was staring at the bull’s testicles. I don’t know what Mom was thinking but her face was priceless.
The Mom didn’t answer and instead asked if the little girl wanted to go see the sheep. “Do sheep have testicles?” she asked. “Yes” said the mother and the little girl seemed happy about that and took her Mom’s hand to go see the sheep. As she skipped along beside her Mom she kept saying “Testicles….. Testicles…… Testicles…….Testicles………”
I wonder how long she will be randomly yelling out “Testicles”, a six year old with tourette’s, she liked the word, you could tell and was pretty happy with herself for learning it.
She totally made my day and just thinking about it I’m still smiling. Maybe I’ll take up the habit myself at the office.