Wow, I'm so super excited about our Blogville Rodeo! See Murphy & Stanley for more details.
For the upcoming Blogville Rodeo on July 9th I am hosting a Cattle STAMPede. Now, here in Blogville we won’t allow red hot, burning, painful branding of our cattle. NOPE! Instead, we’re ink STAMPING our cows. BOL I will arrange for your very own cow to be ink stamped with your very own customized brand. You can design it yourself and send it to me. Or you can send a description of your design request to me and I'll work it up for you. Either way works, so send your brand request to me using lfurman1987ATyahooDOTcom before July 1st and I’ll get to work.
Now, there are some symbols that get used a lot in brand designs, and here are a few:
Here are a few examples:
This one means FOUR FLYING PAWS.
Some common branding terms and symbols are:
- "Crazy": An upside down symbol. An upside down R would be read as "Crazy R".
- "Reverse": A reversed symbol. Would be read as "Reverse K". Reverse is sometimes called "Back" (i.e. a backwards C would be read as "Back C").
- "Lazy": Symbols turned 90 degrees. Also, a symbol turned 90 degrees, lying on its face (or right hand side) can be read as "Lazy Down" or "Lazy Right" .
- "Flying": a symbol that starts and ends with a short serif or short horizontal line attached before the left side of the top of the symbol and attached to the right side of the symbol, extending to the right of the symbol.
- "Walking": a symbol with a short horizontal line attached to the bottom of the symbol, extending to the right of the symbol.
- “Running”: a letter with a curving flare attached to the right side of the top of the letter, extending to the right, with the symbol sometimes also leaning to the right like an italic
- "Over": a symbol over above another symbol, but not touching the other symbol. An H above a P would be read as "H Over P".
- "Bar": a short horizontal line. For example, a short horizontal line over an M or before an M would be read as "Bar M".
- "Box": a symbol within a square or rectangle or a square or rectangle by itself. A box with a P inside of it would be read as "Box P".
- "Diamond": a symbol within a four sided box, the box tilted 45 degrees or a four sided box tilted 45 degrees by itself.
- "Circle": a symbol within a circle, or a circle by itself. A circle with a C inside of it would be read as "Circle C".
- "Hanging": a symbol beneath another symbol and touching the other symbol. Read as " H Hanging P", or just "H P".
- "Swinging": a symbol beneath a quarter circle, the open side of the quarter circle facing the symbol, with the symbol touching the quarter circle. For example, a H with a quarter circle over it, with the top of the H touching the quarter circle would be read as "Swinging H".
- "Rocking": a symbol above a quarter circle, the open side of the quarter circle facing the symbol, with the bottom of the symbol touching the quarter circle. For example, a H with a quarter circle under it, is read as "Rocking H".
So, you can either:
Create your own brand and send the finished one to me.
Give me a description of the brand you'd like and I'll work it up for you.
Request a design, like a bone or a flower or a tennis ball or whatever you like and I'll work that up for you.
For example: Murphy & Stanley emailed that they wanted ROCKING DOOD RANCH for their brand. I created this for them:
(if you read above, you'll see the quarter circle means rocking)
and then I ink stamp branded their cow like this:
Get the idea?!?
Have fun and send me your Cattle STAMPede information by 7-1-15 and lets stamp some cows!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Cattle Wrangler
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Cattle Wrangler