Cooper the Cattledog here with a satellite map of my ranch, and then the way eye see it.


Here is my ranch in McCall, Idaho. This is a satellite picture of it taken a few years ago.


 

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And here is the walk I took the other day with Mom my photographer showing a map of the ranch through MY eyes.


 


 

Start at house.

We started at house.

 

We're past the barn.

And went past the barn.


 

This is where I played raptor in the tall grass.

 

I look at the mountains through the trees.

I looked at the mountains through the trees.

I heard something in the bushes.

I heard something in the bushes.

I'm camouflaged so whatever I heard can't see me.

I’m camouflaged so whatever I heard can’t see me.

The cows live over there, and a fox crosses the fence here.

The cows live over in the field, and a fox crosses the fence here.

Something peed here.

Something peed here.

I smell mice.

I smelled mice, I’ll have to tell Buffy Cat.

This is a big bone that has been here for a long time. It must not be very tasty.

This is a big bone that has been here for a long time. It must not be very tasty.

I heard something else. Maybe it's the one who peed.

I heard something else. Maybe it’s the one who peed.

Something pooped here but Mom never lets me roll in it.

Something pooped here but Mom never lets me roll in it.

Great smelly deer head. This is how Mom thinks I see color. Too bad she can't smell what I smell.

We visited the great smelly deer head. (This is how Mom thinks I see color. Too bad she can’t smell what I smell.)

Mom lets me smell the deer head, but she won't let me roll in that either.

Mom lets me smell the deer head, but she won’t let me roll in that either.

Oooo, a great smelly deer leg too! I don't suppose Mom would let me bring it home.

Oooo, a great smelly deer leg too! Mom didn’t let me bring it home.

Almost home. That's the back of it from the bottom of the hill.

Almost home. That’s the back of it from the bottom of the hill.

 

I bet Mom will let me bring THIS home!

 Mom let me bring THIS home!


THAT is my eye view of our ranch. And guess what? This is the assignment for Writing 101 today, too.

Today, let a map be your muse. Select an area anywhere in the world on Google Maps (or your preferred online map tool), or a section on a paper map, and use this as inspiration for your post.

Thank you for reading my story.

~Cooper the traveling Cattledog~


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13 thoughts on “A Map is My Muse: a Dog’s Eye View

    • Thank you very much Sonya, I’m glad it made you smile. I’ll tell my photographer how good a job she did (the photos are her favorite part).

    • Thank you very much. Human’s don’t sniff around enough on their walks in my opinion. Mostly they just look. Think what they are missing!

  1. This was wonderful. My lab and husky walk very importantly around our yard every morning. We check where the squirrels have been, the rabbits, and other wonderful smells. Thanks for such beautiful photos also

    • Dear Anne, I’m glad you like this post. It was fun to do. And your lab and husky are doing VERY IMPORTANT work every morning. Who knows what sly interloper might have left some peemail overnight. And my photographer thanks you for the compliment on her shots. Cooper

  2. You can definitely camouflage easily in the fall colors, Coop. There was quite a space on the map between the deer head and the deer leg. That seems wrong on many levels. You’re just as lucky not to have been allowed to roll in them. If you do, I see a bath in your future. Nobody needs that!!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    • Ummmm, Cupcake, I did need a bath the other day because I rolled in poop when Dad wasn’t looking. That hose water was freezing!!!! As for the deer, it has been moved all over the place since it first showed up dead on our ranch. Not sure what kind of critters moved it at night. Maybe the foxes?
      Here’s to never having a hose bath again.
      Cooper

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