Thursday, April 01, 2010

And now, a better look at animals

If you've never been to a stock show, join Houston Texans' tight end Joel Dreessen and defensive end Tim Bulman at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Dreessen grew up in Fort Morgan, on the eastern plains of Colorado, and he can play the wide-eyed novice here, but I'm guessing, to turn the saying to a literal truth, that this ain't his first rodeo.

Bulman, on the other hand, is from Massachusetts and maybe that's why he lets Dreessen do most of the talking.

I'm doing some freelance work for the Denver Post these days and this video just increases my determination to fly out there next January for the Stock Show. The nicest kids in the world exhibit at these things, and there's also an abundance of fried foods that you should never, ever eat. But, of course, out of sheer politeness ...


Jean said...

Hi, Mike!

Been a while since I came this way... Missed so many of your posts.
Especially, lost track of the Weekly Story book and Dana's blog. :(
Let me read at least some of them now!

Hope you're doing fine.

Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

These guys need their own show!

And some of my livestock needs to be shampooed and blown dry, but i don't think any of them would submit so willingly.

Sherwood Harrington said...

Clearly, Ruth, none of your livestock are of the Cavalier King Charles variety. Emma absolutely revels in her shampoo and blow-dry fluff-n-puff, and even bratty Jax enjoys the experience.

I wouldn't try to do it with Finn, though. The term "high-velocity spatter" springs to mind.