Dec 31 2012
11:25 am

I just invented a topic because this defies description. My niece liked it though.


Joe P.'s picture

is it wrong to laugh?

i saw a group of monkeys riding dogs herding sheep about 7 years ago at a rodeo held at the Expo Center in White Pine and yes, the ONLY reason i attended the event was to see this marvel, and took along a few friends to watch with me. i cannot say the monkeys or dogs were happy to do this, but the sheer loopy nature of such a 'roundup' absolutely reduced me to shuddering laughter and tears. i am not proud to say this, but dang, it was such an absurd thing to see that i rank it among the funniest, weirdest, American-est moments i have ever experienced.

R. Neal's picture

Joe P., I thought the monkeys

Joe P., I thought the monkeys didn't look very happy. Nor the goats, but they are probably used to getting harassed. The dogs, on the other hand, looked to be having a lot of fun, monkeys strapped on their backs notwithstanding. And it IS pretty funny.

Joe P.'s picture

if the monkeys were the same

if the monkeys were the same (they seem to be) then they are part of Team Ghost Riders, run by a fellow hailing from Memphis named Tim Lepard, who vows he gives the critters Pop Tarts and they hop right in the saddle.

"I can train a monkey to ride a dog in three days,” Lepard says. “It’s just time, patience, love, care, Pop-Tarts."

which of course only leaves room for this comment - "ok then"

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