Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What Is It About Cowboys?

Why do we love cowboys? It's a hard, lonely life for most of them.  The real cowboy works long hours,  sometimes through grueling weather, are often covered in either dust or mud, and not all as romantic as we make them out to be;  yet there is something about them that appeals.  I've often wondered about my love of them.  After all, I grew up in a large metropolitan area in the east, far removed from any cowboys.  I know my dad loved westerns.  He had the entire Zane Grey series and I read every one of them.  There were western movies and western TV shows galore during my childhood, is that it?  I don't know but the other day I came across a new blog http://abigailarmani.blogspot.com/ by an author who also likes cowboys and loved her take on why they tug at our heartstrings.

 This may be why too.  What do you think?


  1. LOL Sunny...Think your picture/saying above boils down everything Abigail said on her blog into one sentence. ;)

    Hugs and Blessings...

  2. LoL Sunny, one word ... manly! :)


  3. To be honest, I have never really thought of cowboys...I grew up reading fairy tales and the happily ever ever of the prince rescuing the princess. That being said, I love the picture you shared with the words of a cowboy caring for his woman. There is something very masculine and alluring about a man protecting and loving his woman to the end of the earth. :-) Hugs

  4. Hi Sunny Girl -
    Interesting question. My observation, from a male point of view, is that perhaps cowboys represent so much of what is good in men; hard working, honest, loyal and of course strong and firm.
    Coincidentally I just recently wrote a poem of sorts who's main character is a cowboy. Would love to know what you think of it!
    It can be found here:


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