Horses, Critters, and Other Tales of a Cowboy's Life
by B. K. Gore
Copyright 2010 Brian K Gore
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These are the stories of my life... the ones I can tell anyway... the statute of limitations hasn't run out on the others yet!
I was a 'city kid', born back in Ohio, and a square peg in a round hole. I never, ever, fit back there. When my mother re-married, I spent every possible minute they'd let me, on my step-grandfathers farm. They'd drag me back to town in the fall, for school, screamin' an' kickin'.
The farm wasn't quite right either, but it was better than town!
We moved to Arizon for my step-fathers health when I was somewhere around 14, and there, in that Arizona Desert, I quickly 'found myself'. Life has forced me, on occasion into other 'professions', but in my heart, Cowboyin' has always been the only way of any worth.
Not all these tales are of Cowboyin', but they are all about a Cowboy.
I hope you'll enjoy these tales as much as I have enjoyed pulling them out of my memory and writing them down... I swear... with very little artistic license, and 'creative memory', they are all the way it happened!
~My First Gather~
When I was 14, just after landing in Arizona, and a long 40 years and more ago, all I wanted to do was Cowboy. I had no other ambition. As soon as I got out of school I was down to a stable near our house. City kid trapped in the wrong world!