Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bighorns. Wow!

How Do They Do It?
A good friend sent me the following pictures a few days ago. The pictures show the face of the Buffalo Bill Dam on the Shoshoni River at Cody, Wyoming. Look at the first picture… what are those dots?Dam1

Look at the next picture. Those dots are bighorns walking across the dam. Some say they are licking the surface, for salt maybe?Dam2

Talk about being surefooted… these animals sure are! And why are they doing this? It reminds me of our neighbor squirrels who I watch coming on our patio and licking the mortar between the bricks. Maybe it some nutrient they need or enjoy from the cement. Does anyone know?

A surprising day it was! The Pre-Operation was the most extensive I have ever seen, and I hit a snag. When the hospital doctor was reviewing my records, he had concerns about my recent stress test. He refused to approve surgery until my heart doctor approved.

So hospital had to schedule a last minute appointment for me with my heart doctor for 3:00 pm yesterday. That meant my Inferior Vena Cava filter placement had to be postponed until today at 1:00 pm.

My heart doctor had no concerns about me having surgery, and the last stress test was in line with previous stress tests and no cause for alarm. So total knee surgery on my left knee is back on schedule for Nov. 30.

Tomorrow is Turkey Day!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Don’t worry about the future. Instead of worry,
try your best to prepare for what might come.
Preparation is worthwhile.
Worry is wasted energy.

Quote of the Day
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. 
~William G. McAdoo
Joke of the Day

Herman’s wife, Arlene, was lying on her deathbed, and taking his hand lovingly in her own, she said " Herman, I want you to get married after I die, don’t mope around alone. But promise me you will not give my clothes to her. I can’t stand the thought of another woman wearing my clothes."

" No I won't " said the Herman "in any case Elizabeth is a head taller than you."

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OneBigHappy said...

Maybe they're just licking the cement to scrape what's left of lunch off their tongues? Maybe they use the little grit the get off the stone to aid in their digestion? Or maybe these are examples of animals that have lost their minds? There are so many possibilities, really.

Dar said...

Well, hello, my long lost friend.
So good to be back at least awhile.
As for those sheep...I'd say it's the salt they are after, but , absolutely amazing how they can cliff-hang on the dam.
BlessYourHeart and Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours

Adirondackcountrygal said...

That is amazing!

Joann said...

WOW!!! Those longhorns are AMAZING!! I've heard stories they can do that, just have never seen pics!! Thanks for sharing!!