June 10, 2015

Cattle STAMPede

Hey Everyone!
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


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we will put our thinking caps on and see what we can come up with

The Daily Pip said...

Oh Sarge, I always learn something from your posts!

Madi and Mom said...

you get my stamp of approval Sarge....
mom and I will dust off our thinking hats....
hugs madi your bfff

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD we will need to think fur like 87 hours... This will be hard fur us to decide on since we now have like 87 IDEAS...

THANKS SARGE.... THIS will be FUN fur sure... and Now Cows will be hurt in the pawcess...

Mark Muller said...

oh that sounds funny! that's a little like Madi's funny plates...can I use the stamps from my mommas post office set too?
easy rider

stellaroselong said...

oh that sounds like a lot of fun, we are gonna haf to fink about it.
stella rose

Two French Bulldogs said...

We like symbol 87
Lily & Edward

MilitaryPugWife said...

Sounds like fun!

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! That was fun to learn about! Now maybe we can finally round up those squirrels and know which one is which!

Casey said...

WOW, what a grreat idea! I'll have to think hard on a good brand for me...

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh. My. Dog. I have to think of a brand for my cow. yessiree, I sure do! How fun!

Cinnamon said...

What a great idea, and how fun this is going to be. :)
xo Cinnamon

Julie said...

This is really clevers, I will put my thinking cap on....sumfinks to do wiv Princess's maybe?
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sally Ann and Andy said...

We will think of some thing. Sally Ann likes the idea very much.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh this is fun! we are already thinking hard on our brand!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Murphy said...

And we love our stamp too!!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Poodle At Play said...

How much fun! Going to have MOM start working on thinking up a good brand for ME right away!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OH OH OH I LUUURVVVS da cattles.... and totally approve inkstamping!!! Going to work on this right away... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

pee ess thanks for all the fun and interesting variation!!!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's a huge choice. We'll start thinkin'.

Whitley Westie said...

I gotta get to work on mine!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Hope our stamp idea made sense, if not let us know and we can think of something else.

LBJ said...

I LOVE it! Dood Ranch! Pricesless!

Oreo said...

pretty cool. We will get to thinking about ours

Addi and Oreo

Dory and the Mama said...

What a fantabulous idea Sarge...we are going to get going on ours!!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

onespoiledcat said...

WOW.....this is kinda complicated but I'll see what I can create....if I find myself in over my ginger head, I'll scream for help!

Hugs, Sammy

Bouncing Bertie said...

This is such a new world to us here in Scotland, but I think I have an idea…
Toodle pip!

sprinkles said...

These are very cool! I'm not very creative, so I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Bailey Be Good! said...

Not sure if I could come up with something, but that won't stop me from wishing you a wonderful weekend! Woofs & huggies from Bailey & family <3