Monday, June 1, 2015

The Joy of the Old West - Cowgirl Pixel Imitates Her Favorite Characters

I've always loved the "Old West" and the strong, bold characters I've read about and seen in the movies. I got super excited about the big BlogPaws 2015 Pet Blogging Conference that took place in the great city of Nashville TN last week. I consider Nashville a hub of activity for cowboys and cowgirls like me, so it made me yearn to be there.






I wanted to go so badly, but it was not meant to be. I became a sad little cowgirl and moped around for a bit. Then Mommy said, "Pixel, you don't have to be a sad little cowgirl. You can go anywhere and do anything if you just use your imagination. I know we didn't go this year, but we can plan for 2016. Besides my sweet little cowgirl, next year, BlogPaws is going to be in Arizona, at a place called the "Wild Horse Pass" Resort. I'm planning on us going, so let's start planning now!" Arizona?? That IS the Old West! That thought really got my little imagination churning and I began feeling better right away. I grabbed my saddle bags out of storage and got to thinkin'.


I love the idea of being a cowgirl from the bygone days and all the romance, adventure and fun that cowgirls and cowboys had. I really got into the idea of being a cowgirl and found myself wearing my hat everyday. I built an imaginary campfire in my bedroom, made Mommy cook up some pork and  beans for dinner each night and wore my 'kerchief and saddle bags around the house like I was perpetually headed for the OK corral.





I could feel the hands of time running backwards as I sang old lonesome cowboy songs at the top of my lungs as I roasted marshmallows. I imagined myself sharing the campfire with Old West greats like Annie Pixel Oakley, Calamity Pixel Jane, Dale Pixel Evans and even the Shakiest Pixel Gun in the West.






My imagination went 'Old West' wild and all of a sudden I was those beloved historic figures...in a manner of speaking. Here's what I imagined:

Dale Pixel Evans
























Calamity Pixel Jane (portrayed by Doris Day)









Annie Pixel Oakley
The Shakiest Gun in the West (portrayed by Don Knotts)


Now my heart belongs to the Old West. Well partners, I'd best skeedadle. Better go wrestle up some grub, load up my saddle bags, jump on my saw horse and ride off into the plains to find me some adventure. Besides....I hear there might be someone lookin' for me out in the old territories. Anyone care to join me?


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It's so fun to use your imagination, isn't it? So which impersonation of mine was your favorite? Let me know in a comment friends! Today's fun is part of the Mischief Blog Hop. Check out the links below of my pet blogger friends to see what mischief is being had!


13 comments:

  1. Too funny - I love the photos - you sure look good in a cowgirl hat!!

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    1. Thanks Mitzi! I'm so glad you love the post & the photos. I love being a cowgirl! :)

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    2. My favorite is Annie Pixel Oakley!! I always wanted to be a cowgirl too!

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  2. These pictures are so awesome! I can't wait for next year. The hotel is just about 5-10 minutes from Rawhide, which is a recreational western town. You'd love it! It's a lot of fun.

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda! It was such fun making them. I can't wait for next year either. It's a far piece from Virginia, but worth the trip. And Rawhide sounds like heaven to me! I love rawhide bones...do they offer them to little dogs like me? ;)
      Love, Pixel

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  3. I love how similar your poses are to the pictures of the actors. You could make a western calendar out of those pictures. Even when you are" under the weather "you never fail to entertain. Love M.J.

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    1. It means a lot that you noticed my intent M.J. I wanted to have expressions as close to each old west character as possible. Your idea of a western calendar is a mighty fine one indeed! I wish I could create one using each of their photos. It would probably take me a while to get all the permissions from each of the actors, their families or the "estates" of the people I'm mentioning. I hope they all know I'm honoring them and think they are wonderful. :)
      Love, Pixel

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  4. I love them all . I especially liked Dale Pixel Evans. She was the Queen of the West just like you

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    1. Dale Evans is an icon isn't she? Just so amazing! Queen of the West....I'm honored you'd say that about me my friend. I wish I knew who you were who left this comment. Thank you so much! :)
      Pixel

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  5. I Love all of the pics but my very favorite is Dale Pixel Evans - you got her down 100% You are just such a talented little girl. Love you MWAH <3

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    1. Hi Cheryl!
      Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! I am very glad you liked all of them, and that you appreciated my attention to detail in trying to get Dale just right. She's such an icon of the old westerns, such a lady. Love you too my dear friend! MWAH!
      Love, Pixel

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  6. love the comparison photos. We were moping around, too. So sad to miss blogpaws. Hopeful for next year, though! ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. So glad you enjoyed them L.E., Rascal and Rocco! We had fun making them. I know, Mommy Jenny & I moped too, but several of our friends had to miss it as well, like you, so I guess in a weird way, it made us feel like we weren't so alone. We're hoping for next you too. Paws crossed for all of us my friend!!
      Love, Pixel

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