I’m done with the dogs for now. Mom is back to the costume thing. I’d like to think I look like a real rootin’ tootin’ cowboy but the picture probably tells a different story. More like a sappy, costumed fat cat. I’d hoped that my appearance would scare the deer off so I wouldn’t have to listen to my Mom yammer about them, but they just stroll by without a comment. My Mom was inspired to get this costume when she spent a recent weekend watching what she called “spaghetti westerns.” I sure saw a lot of grizzled cowboys but not one string of spaghetti. By the way, these Westerns got the name of spaghetti westerns because almost all of them were produced and directed by Italians. As Bruce Willis once said “Yippee-kai-yay.” Not sure if it’s a cowboy saying, but sure sounds good!
Cool Cat Trivia
These cowboys carried all types of guns to shoot their victims down in the street, or from behind shrubbery—even from high on a cliff. See if you are a sharpshooter on these famous westerns.
- John Wayne started as sheriff Rooster Cogburn in this gritty Western (True Grit)
- This movie launched Clint Eastwood into stardom (The Good Bad and Ugly)
- These two handsome, devilish cowboys, Paul Newman and Robert Redford, stole our hearts with their comedic antics on the frontier. (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
- Lucas McCain carried his Winchester rifle where ever he went—just in case a bad guy showed up. Name the show (The Rifleman)
- The Rifleman was a widower raising his son. Name the show where the Father was also a widower and was raising three sons. The oldest son had the dubious name of Hoss. (Bonanza)