Monday, June 28, 2010

Paul Bunyan

Today is Paul Bunyan Day. 

He was a giant of a man and had a blue ox named Babe. 


Here is some history on him for those of you that don't know about him....


*  He created logging in the U.S.


*  He scooped out the great lakes to water Babe, his ox.


* He cleared the entire states of North and South Dakota for farming.


* He trained ants to do logging work. They were, of course, Carpenter Ants.


* Babe's large footprints created Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.


Impressive, huh?  I always wondered how Minnesota got all those lakes.  Makes sense.  I think I want to be a lumberjack when I grow up....However, I do not own an axe and I do not have a blue ox BUT I look pretty good in hats and I have a cute little sister....do you think that counts?
Later -- Remington -- Watch out Ozabella -- TIMBER!

30 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We're sure Paul wasn't nearly as handsome as you.


XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Frankie Furter said...

Well they count in MY book. Super informative post.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Thanks for that History information. Did not know that. GREAT! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Madi and Mom said...

Rem and Mom thank you for that very interesting information...and we thank Paul for making N & S Dakota and Babe for walking around Minnesota...without the two of them we would never had met you and your family.

Ozabella absolutely adores you. I think Mom should submit one of your pictures to Cat or Dog Fancy just to show how loving you two are and that with proper love and car the very large and the very tiny can live together.
Hugs
Madi and Mom

Ginny said...

Oh, Rem, you are much cuter than that old blue ox!! And that ox would not look nearly as fashionable in hats as you do. You are quite a reasearch dog! I run our church's 24/7 prayer and information line, and I intend to record this for it today. Do you think I should tell them that an adorable lumber jack inspiring dog told me this?

Gus said...

Muzzer and Dad visited his statue in their younger and wilder days. They say I would like it, but I'm sure somedogs would be scared. Be careful with Ozzabella and that axe.

g and t

Maggie Mae said...

Remington,

Happy Paul Bunyan Day to you too! As always you are doing a great job watching out for OzaBella! She looks so cute peeking out from your side.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS I think Madi and her Mom is right about sending a photo to Dog or Cat Fancy...just sayin :)

Minna Krebs said...

Rem,

Todays piktur of you and Ozzabella is most precious!

MinnaK

Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

You look very nice in your hat with you little sister. Paul must have had big feet if he created lakes...
Daisy Mae

Ruby and Penny said...

We think you would make a great lumberjack.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - Ozabella needs a hat.

Priscilla said...

Our dearest Rem, thanks so much for sharing the info. You always give us some sound and interesting American history, keep the good work. We've learned so much from you.

The picture of you and the little Belle is really sweet!

Sagira said...

you do look very cute in hats Remington. :)

3 doxies said...

Oh gosh Rem, you coulds be a Lumberjack/professor. I tinks you would be perfect as a lumberjack and since you is a newfie withs big paws you coulds makes your very own lakes.
Puddles

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Happy Paul Bunyan Day, Remington! You do look mighty dapper in that hat. And I'll have to admit, your baby sister is kind of cute...

Luv,
Cloud

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Wow, Babe's large footprints created Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.
My pawprints didn't even create an ounce of puddle.
Cheers!

Dory and the Mama said...

We wonder if Paul Bunyon may be back in your family tree somewhere...Hmmmmmm

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We think that you are adorable in hats, and especially with your little sister by your side!!

JackDaddy said...

The tall guy said he had a Bunyan on his foot and that it hurt, so I don't think you want to be a Bunyan either!! :)

Stella said...

I think you would make a good lumberjack. All you would have to do is learn to shout TIMBERRRR when a tree would fall. Then you could find a job for Ozabella in the Cook shack where she could get rid of any mices that were around. Regular job, decent pay and lots of fun.

Kisses,
Stella

little princess Luna~ said...

OMD remicakes--why are you and little ozbella so darn cutie patooties~!?!?!?!? no fair~!! :(
heehee. :)

xo,
luna

Sandra said...

Hi, Rem, thanks for reminding me of Paul Bunyon, i always loved that story and I think you are perfectly suited, even with a kitty for a side kick instead of a blue ox

The Army of Four said...

I think you've totally got the gig!
Play bows,
Zim

Martha and Bailey said...

Yes, Remington, you have the look, we think we might have an axe lying about somewhere........!
We will be back in touch ....!
love you lots
Martha and Bailey xxx

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, thanks for the history lesson. That is very interesting. We think that you look very handsome in your hat with Ozabella by your side. You would make a great lumberjack!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I am not sure little Ozabella would like being called "Babe," some girls find that offensive. Also BEFORE you commit to the lumberjack life, as Beth and Mike to show you the Monty Python skit/song about lumberjacks.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh yes!

Monty Python fur sure!

;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Teddy Bear said...

That definitely counts! We love your hat!

Love,
Teddy Bear

bermudabluez said...

Thank you very much for the history lesson Remington!! This is a very nice picture of you and your sister!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Maggie and Mitch said...

We think you'd make a great lumberjack, Remington! What great Paul Bunyan facts!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Junior and Orion said...

You would make a great lumberjack Remi!!!!!