Friday postcards from atop a steer at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Texas
I’m a total geek when it comes to certain things, and livestock is one of them. No, this is not some creepy fetish. I am a city girl born and bred. Things like cows, chickens and horses are a novelty for me. So, yes, I get excited when I see them.
Last March I was introduced to the mighty Fort Worth, Texas steer. Now the fact that a steer can not be called a cow was educational enough, but during a visit to the Fort Worth stockyards I actually got to sit on top of one. I did squeal a little with glee.
Let me tell you, these are some big cows… I mean steer. I paid five dollars to sit on a steer for about a minute. Why did I pay that kind of money for something so trivial? Well for one thing my kids wouldn’t have done it if they were with me. Big animals are awesome, and maybe, maybe, we will pet them together, but Dek knows that if it’s bigger than you it can trample you, and he takes that to heart. Ty is another matter. He has no fear. The other reason I did it was basically because I could. In over thirty years of life this was the first time the opportunity to sit on a steer had presented itself. I was going to do it just because I could, and who knows when the chance would come again.
Would you sit on a steer?
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