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July 6, 2015 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Herd of this.

Is this what is meant by a tin-horn cow, boy?

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Proud and handsome lot. (Which might leave a slightly tinny taste,)

A sight like this might be enough to shake up a cat on a hot tin roof.

Cow-sized charcoal grills rounded up and trailered to a grocery store parking lot. No doubt these are searching for one of those green suburban pastures they’ve herd about.

An imported breed which must have a docile temperament. Only a small cable corrals them in place. Certainly not the wild and wooly rodeo stock bull riders get things cookin’ with.

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An alert, but polite lineup of Longhorn grills. One thoughtfully wears a white sign asking for passers-by to refrain from attempts to ride them. The one in back has already flipped his lid out of nervousness at the thought.©

Store owners have a tin ear over these bovines being in the wrong place….at the grocery store which also sells fertilizer and log yard furniture along with fine wines and bakery goods.

It’s Texas. Fits right in.

“Longhorn charcoal grills? Sure, right there in the garden aisle – by produce still in the seed packets.”

Bet at least one UT student has this on their back to college supply list.

More than one way to heat up the tailgating parking lot.

Time to hoof it,

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

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Somehow these guys look a little stiff after all this posing. They must be ready to mooove on to greener pastures.©



  1. Kate Crimmins / Jul 6 2015 1:48 pm

    “by produce still in seed packets” Loved that line! So Texas those grills!


  2. Beth / Jul 6 2015 2:58 pm

    My grill seems so inadequate now. I just showed my husband the photo and announced, “let’s find a truck! We need this!”


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 6 2015 5:37 pm

      Hey a couple of skateboards, a lasso, and a trailer hitch and these could be yours. (Or maybe HEB delivers up there?) Thanks for herding a comment this way

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  3. Carrie Rubin / Jul 6 2015 4:24 pm

    Something tells me if those guys had a choice, they wouldn’t choose to be turned into something that grills animal meat. 😉


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 6 2015 5:50 pm

      It may be a dog eat dog world, but cattle low more gentle.(As in “deep sustained sound characteristic especially of a cow” for the non-farm writers) And besides they have to giant soft eyes with lashes…
      But then again, these seemed to be some of those heavy metal guys.
      Thanks for loping along.

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  4. Jay E. / Jul 6 2015 5:30 pm

    I wonder how much these guys cost?

    I’m also reminded of the Brazen Sicilian Bull; I doubt anyone would want that, though.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 6 2015 5:54 pm

      Imported cows can be pricey…these over $200.00 a head if I remember correctly. (How can Trump say Mexico often doesn’t send us the good stuff? These seem to have papers on them. Giggles – it’s a joke…thought I’d better clarify that for people)
      What about the Minoan Bull? Related stock? Running game, anyway
      Thanks for sending a comment into the chute

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  5. Ally Bean / Jul 6 2015 8:05 pm

    We live with a 20+ year old Weber kettle grill. Never have I longed for another grill and seeing these longhorn ones I am sticking to my guns on this issue. Oh my.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 6 2015 8:11 pm

      Our weber has lasted forever – we took my parents a small one so we could grill at their house.
      We’ll just be the stuck on the grill ones of the neighborhoods.
      Thanks for rolling by the herd


  6. Roxie / Jul 6 2015 9:39 pm

    ROFL, don’t ever lose your touch, your fingers type magic! 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 6 2015 10:18 pm

      As long as the universe persists in plopping stuff down in front of me. Thanks for the kind words and for cooking up a comment


  7. marthaschaefer / Jul 6 2015 10:07 pm

    Too funny! I don’t think they would sell well in India, must be locally made?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 6 2015 10:23 pm

      These cook up some great emotion and really moooove people. (Of course they could be large incense burners…I should have read the label closer…) These are actually imported from Mexico – which is sort of just down the road and always been a big part of the neighborhood. Get a long little hot doggies and get ready to grill ’em up. Thanks for hoofing it over to chat

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  8. shoreacres / Jul 7 2015 12:09 am

    Oh, my. But I’m not sure the serious grilling dudes would want to lasso one of these. You need that separate compartment for smoking, no? Still, it’s a heck of a grill. They’d be great in a park, except they probably would wander off during the night…


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 7 2015 3:28 pm

      Ya think these are for the “all hat and no cattle” people – maybe with relatives coming down to see what it’s all about? How cool would they be with little wheeled hooves where you could pull them around by a ring in their nose? I can see some end of the game tailgaters headed towards home being followed by a hot footin’ careening steer on a rope. Always plenty to smile about around here – let the rest of them turn up their noses and be snort. (sort of cow-like if you think about it…)
      Thanks for rounding up a comment to leave (and ahhhh, tomatoes)


  9. EllaDee / Jul 7 2015 1:46 am

    It’s amazing how happy dyslexic accidents are the mother of invention. The order the store sent to the manufacturer was meant to say “Qty 5 Cow Girls”…


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 7 2015 3:32 pm

      That must be exactly what happened. And they got the “bronzed/brassy” part confused, too. Thanks for putting the whole confusion out to pasture.


  10. heretherebespiders / Jul 7 2015 6:27 pm

    Those are ‘bo-vine!’ I can’t show hubby.


  11. angelswhisper2011 / Jul 10 2015 7:02 am

    Holey moley, how long does it take to grow…MOL 😀 Pawkiss 🙂 ❤


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 10 2015 2:09 pm

      Bet they make loud clanking sounds, too. (wonder what they feed on..nails?) I think I’ll leave them in that parking lot. Thanks for trotting by to chat. Paw waves from the Realm

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