Cowhand and American Dreamer...loves to dream and tell others about the White House Dream Team, a collection of American heroes.
Ranch in Crawford, Texas
President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush
Ofelia, Ellie and Logan are named after staff members who worked for the President when he was Governor of Texas.
Ellie and Logan
A Story about Longhorns by Ofelia
I have two calves. One is named Ellie. She's really
cute. The other is Logan, and he's a handsome young
bull. Ellie's a mother now. Her daughter is as pretty
as a wildflower. My owner named my family after some
members of his staff. I'm proud of my offspring.
They are both white with short horns. As they grow,
they will develop black spots and grow long horns like
My ancestors, the longhorns, came from Spain and England.
Their long legs and hard hoofs were ideal for blazing
the cattle trail. Cowboys in the 1870s and 1880s drove
some of my ancestors to market. Others stayed on the
open plains to graze. But when barbed wire fences sprouted
across the Texas plains, roaming the open range ended.
Soon, other cows were more popular to breed, and longhorns
almost became extinct.
Then, some smart men put together a herd of longhorns on a
preserve in South Texas. Ranchers discovered how hearty
and resistant to disease we are, and my breed was saved.
I love to spend time dreaming, and like my owner, I
hope you will dare to dream big dreams. There are many
Americans who dreamed big dreams. Meet the
White House Dream Team
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Grazing the pasture and daydreaming
Book if she could read
What a Wonderful Day to Be a Cow by Carolyn Lesser and Melissa Bay Mathis
Place to nap
Jackson & Dave