Category Archives: competitive animals

it’s a goat rope

Its Saturday afternoon and we’re at the women’s rodeo where ladies are competing against passive goats instead of bucking bulls. We watch them goat tying, and as ever there are a list of exacting rules. It is a test of … Continue reading

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the bunny derby

After the serious business of judging was over, the fun began. As light relief from trying to reach perfection, the bunnies raced each other in heats of two, aided by the delicate breath and eager hands of their owners. And … Continue reading

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the standard of perfection

The cowboy called to invite me to the fairground where his sister was competing in the Fur and Feathers Show. Inside the barn an excited crowd had gathered clutching their pet rabbits. The rules of the American Rabbit Breeders Association … Continue reading

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bull riding

I met a cowboy who invited me to watch him bull ride. These men compete not against each other, but against the bulls who are champions in their own right. Angry bulls who sometimes take their revenge. These proud and … Continue reading

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