Man, there are just so many things that could be said about this story from the Houston Chronicle, it boggles the mind!
Instead of stating the obvious, I'll let you decide what punchline to use with this article! You have to admit, it is pretty cool!
Texas cowboy helps New Yorker by roping runaway steerAssociated Press
May 17, 2011, 12:28PM
GALWAY, N.Y. — It took a Texan to rope a runaway steer in an upstate New York field, but the cowboy lost some skin in the process.
Greg Way tells the Daily Gazette of Schenectady that he was unloading a pair of recently bought steers at his farm in rural Saratoga County earlier this month when the cattle bolted and escaped.
One of the steers was back within a couple days, but his 700-pound companion remained on the lam for a week.
Last Saturday, John West took a break from his horse training duties in Saratoga Springs to lend a hand capturing the wayward steer. The 44-year-old Texan mounted a horse and eventually roped the steer, but was pulled from his saddle and dragged along the ground for a spell.
West, whose hometown wasn’t available, suffered only minor scrapes and scratches.
A story like this is one that sort of captures the imagination. I can just imagine how the truth will eventually be stretched in the retelling until it resembles the elastic waistband of Aunt Sadie's drawers! Ya know...so far from the original that it almost is unrecognizable?
Anyway, I found it to be an interesting story, if for no other reason than to show that even a Texas cowboy is willing to lend a hand to someone in need...even a New York Yankee!
Coffee on the patio this morning! Everyone's invited...even if you're from New York!