Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wednesday's Word

Well, once again it's Wednesday, the wonderful day where I give you a word. This weeks word is a word that has been plaguing me. Today's word is "livestock"

Actual meaning: Domestic animals, such as cattle or horses, raised for home use or for profit, especially on a farm.

Meaning to me: The animals that apparently have it out for me and my cars and are trying to cause me to wreck (Yes, I'll explain!)

Okay, once upon a time I drove a little bit car. It was a Hyundai Tiburon that looked a little something like this (except it was blue and a few years older model than this one:)

Well, one night I was driving my little car home. Scooting around the sharp curves in typical sporty car fashion when all of the sudden one of these just stepped out in front of me:

Don't worry, I didn't hit the horse, but it about gave me a heart attack. Thank God that little Tiburon had good breaks, but I got to thinking that it wasn't so safe, and if I ever was to be in a wreck, I'd probably get hurt pretty bad. Plus, I was just really sick of a teeny-tiny car, so this year I bought one of these (except in fire red:) Well, being that my brother-in-law is a policeman and he told me that people rarely come upon horses in the road, I had gotten my confidence back that my car and horse troubles were behind me. I was wrong. The very first night that I drove my car home I ran up on this guy standing in the street:
Thank God once more for good brakes. Well, its been several months since then, and I hadn't run up on anymore horses. I think they all had a convention and told each other that I had gotten a bigger car and they better not mess with me anymore. I thought that would be the end of it, but NO, they got this guy, their bigger friend to walk out in front of me:
Well, it's pretty obvious that my brakes worked well once again (yeah, my guardian angel is working overtime!) Otherwise, I'd probably be in the hospital this morning rather than giving you Wednesday's word. But seriously these close calls have me wondering if all livestock have it in for me! Because I'm the only one in my family that has ever almost hit a horse or a cow, much less TWO horses AND a cow! How about you guys, any bad luck with livestock out there?


Norma said...

Great photos.

Stacey said...

Did it put you in a bad moooood? You better watch out for those barnyard critters!!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Goodness you are lucky! Even in the larger populated parts of OK we have "Caution, Deer Crossing" signs. And, the little things actually cross major roads.

Be careful out there!

Kristen said...

Well, I don't know if a pheasant is considered livestock? Is it? I hit one on a rural road travelling home from Nebraska one time. I felt horrible and cried half the way home. I love animals and hated that I hit one!

I'm glad you were able to dodge the horses! That is unbelievable!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

Peggy said...

you aren't alone. I almost hit 2 solid black bulls standing in the middle of the road in the middle of the night! A deer jumped off a bank right onto my brand new car. Killed the deer and totalled my car. A St Bernard was waiting in the middle of the road in a curve for me but my brakes worked. My daughters say if there is a animal anywhere around when I drive they try to play chicken with me.

Susanne said...

That's too funny! Maybe those commercials with the cows are true where they talk to each other and plan things against us humans. Makes you wonder dosen't it? :D

Susan said...

Hey girl! Catching up on reading. :) Missed ya! Sorry I missed your birthday! I hope you had a great one! HUGS!