Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Saga of the Sweetheart and The Chicken Dancer

We showed cattle at the New Mexico State Fair over the weekend

His idea of lunch was a snowcone ours was corn dogs and hot dogs, I mean it was a fair.

Just one look into his eyes and you can see that he is the sweetheart.
I asked him who is the heart for?

My Momma.


If you have ever shown animals at fairs you know that it can be a lot of work but for a very imaginative seven year old, it can be . . . well you'll see.

  First he found the zip ties and made the heart for Mom, then he kept adding them on and  decided it was a crown or a hat or I'm not sure what he was calling it.  

And then . . .

. . . it became tail feathers and he became "the chicken dancer".

What follows is surely State Fair History!  Surely.

What's up with this guy in the orange shirt, he never cracked a smile, never look Tyler's way, nothing.

Curious. Anyway on with the show.

On the front of the bucket is a sign that says, "will dance for chicken change".  People actually gave and they earned $27.00 which they donated to the FFA for a charity that they were sponsoring.  He drew quite the crowd, some people just camped out to watch him and some brought friends back around to see him.

He had a lot of stamina and determination, I think he was at for well over an hour.  Kaden played out early but not Tyler, he worked it.

And that is the saga of the state fair chicken dancers.


Diana said...


Nezzy said...

What a precious story, he's just too darn cute and what a little businessman he is. Twenty seven dollar an hour is nothin' to smirk about! I can sure see why Grandmas proud of her little Chicken Dancer!

God bless ya and have yourself a grand weekend.

BTW: I used to spend my summers at Grandma Dows in Albuquerque. :o)

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

I love it! What a great little guy! I am so impressed with his creative side ( must get that from Grandma) and his courage. Not every seven year old would have been able to do that!

Tales from the Trails said...

Such sweet pictures. Your cowboys are so handsome.

Lindy said...

I love a fair. It's so "fall". I love your blog and now I'm following!

Pamela said...

Too precious!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That was so cute. What a ham. I mean chicken.

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