Sir Baby Becomes A Man

☆ June 1, 2010

On Sunday, we put Sir Baby in a gorgeous pasture filled with lush, knee-high grass. Bushy alfalfa. Two huge shade trees. Fresh flowing water. And twenty plump, eager virgins. It’s time for Baby to earn his keep!

Sir Baby trotted through the gate. He stopped for a breath as the heifers surrounded him. Then he ran.

And the girls took off after him.

And when he stopped, the herd of heifers surrounded him once again.
baby & babes
(that’s Sir Baby in the foreground, and a hussy in the back riding another heifer)

And so he ran across the pasture,

and they chased him that way, too.

They want him bad.

My Baby has a lot to learn. And a lot to do.
sir baby and the girls


64 Responses to “Sir Baby Becomes A Man”

  1. Diane
    June 1st, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    Oh, that is priceless! How funny – the girls know what they want, but he’s still clueless!

  2. Karen
    June 1st, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    Mr. Sir is in for it! HA-

  3. Diana
    June 1st, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    He’d better man up and get to steppin’!!!!

  4. PhotoCoyote
    June 1st, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    Oh my gosh, that’s hysterical! Poor guy is gonna have to learn to cowboy up. Oh, the humiliation…

  5. dusty
    June 1st, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

    totally rolling on the floor here! poor sir baby!! just watched a buster keaton film last night – “7 choices” i think it was called – poor buster is being chased thru the street by dozens of frustrated brides – just like sir baby!

    thank you!!

  6. Evan
    June 1st, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

    Girls always mature faster than the boys.

  7. Brandon
    June 1st, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    Looks like you should of had “the talk” with him before you let him loose with all the girls.

    Ha ha I love this post.

  8. moof
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

    do they play liar’s poker with their ear tags? I think that in the last picture frame Sir Baby is finding out what his number is.

  9. moof
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

    run Sir Baby run !

  10. Assana
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

    You’re killing us Shreve! This is sooooooo funny!

  11. Liane
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    LOVE these pics and post!!! (and Evan’s too…) go Sir Baby…you’ll be glad you did… ;)

  12. Erica
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    Awww, they’re playing kiss n’ chase!

  13. Sheila
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

    So funny – thanks for the pics and commentary! He will get it and be a happy boy soon!

  14. Janet H.
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

    Love this post–I laughed out loud at it. Poor Sir Baby–desired by all and totally flummoxed by it!
    I predict the light bulb will go on pretty soon and then he’ll be strutting around like it was all his idea all along!

  15. Janet in Cambridge
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

    Jeez, did you know what to do the first time?????? ;-)

  16. Ann from Montana
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

    Post was too funny, but Janet in Cambridge…perfect :)!!

  17. Sarah
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    Hahaha this reminds me of a simple game we played in elementary school — “Girls Chase Boys.” Every once in a while someone announced that it was Boys Chase Girls, but mostly, it was the girls chasing and the boys running away as fast as they could!

  18. mlaiuppa
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:54 pm


    Maybe he’s just shy and doesn’t want to get caught doing it on camera.

    He may be clueless now, but I’ll bet one of those little flowers deflowers him within the week.

    I can just hear the voices of those California Cheese Cows in my head.

  19. Maggie Y.
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

    hahaha, a lot to do indeed!

  20. Deborah
    June 1st, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    Those heifers are cougars, rockin’ the cradle like that!!!

  21. Lesley
    June 1st, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

    Cows just wanna have fun! Sing it with me, Sir Baby!

  22. Chris
    June 1st, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    Oh, just too funny. Oh my. Though definitely a comedy to be watched from the far side of a fence.

    I think Janet H. pretty much summed it up. Plus, with those gals so eager to demonstrate with each other what they need him to do…

    Thanks again, Shreve. I’ll be giggling for days, thinking of this.

  23. Diane Brown
    June 1st, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    Your Baby doesn’t love the hanky panky? Let’s see what Alfalfa has to say about that.

  24. Sally
    June 1st, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

    My grandpa used to say that my grandma chased him until he caught her- maybe Sir Baby knows that trick as well….

  25. Renee
    June 1st, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! I can’t stop laughing! Please keep us posted on his progress! That was adorable…thank you.

  26. Deborah
    June 1st, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

    Maybe Sir Baby is holding out for True Love.. waiting to find The ONE!

  27. Justin
    June 1st, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    I know exactly how Sir Baby feels…

  28. taffy
    June 1st, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

    The nice thing is that he will probably be a very polite and gentle bull, he’s not pushy or brash or overly confident, a real gentleman!…no wonder they all like him!!!

    What great pictures! What a nice place for them!
    Lots of sir-babies next year!

  29. pam
    June 1st, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

    What joy and laughter you must have felt to watch this pursuit unfold!! I am smiling just looking at the pictures!

    He’ll figure it out very soon,,,I am sure.

    Poor boy! all those hot females!! LOL
    BTW also enjoyed the picture of Charlie with the remnants of his toy…my 130 lb sheperd would rip the stuffing out of the fleece toys and then only want to play with and keep the fleecy shell around. so weird but they are THEIR toys!

  30. Jackie /Montana
    June 1st, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

    That was to funny!! Still grinning

  31. Kathy Austin
    June 1st, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    Be careful what you wish for!!!! He might turn into a Casanova and then you’ll be up to your ears in babies! This is just too darn funny though…looked like he was running for his life!

  32. Marissa
    June 1st, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    Maybe you gave him too many women all at one time. You have to work up to giving him 20 at a go

  33. Pamela
    June 1st, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    Thanks Shreve for the great sense of humor in the way you posted this…it is too funny!

    Justin who knows exactly how Sir Baby feels…you don’t happen to be a certain Justin from a certain boy band do you? If so, maybe you can offer some suggestions on dealing with crazed females!

  34. Karen
    June 1st, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

    After the summer’s over, you’ll have to call him Yessirree Baby. And he’ll probably be smoking, too.

  35. Dave Robatcek
    June 1st, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

    Whatever happened to romance? A man needs wooing, too.

  36. Marlene
    June 1st, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

    That was soooo funny..he ran away…I did not know heifers were that agressive ..I thought it was the other way around..he is still a baby was just too overwhelming for him all of them… how funny!

  37. Amy
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 12:19 am

    This is too funny! I love your stories about the farmily. You really do a wonderful job describing their personalities for us.

  38. Leffe
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 3:40 am

    Maybe he still believes in cooties?

  39. Eve
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 4:06 am

    “Twenty plump eager virgins”. Now there’s a great name for a punk rock band!

  40. Jenny in MN
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 4:49 am

    Thank you for sharing this precious moment, I needed the smile I got from reading this post. I think what made the pictures even more fantastic…the poofs of dust coming up off the ground – indicating there may be a bit of urgency in everyone’s involvement.

  41. Maia
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 5:51 am

    This is too funny. It’s like they all shreiked “a man” and took off. Did he ever find the one, or are they still all chasing the poor guy. Oh the trials of being so handsome.

  42. Sandy
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    OMG that was hysterical. Thanks for the pics and your great sense of humor. Maybe a little wine would have helped

  43. Holly Shepherd
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 6:23 am

    Tooooooooooooo funnnnny! He’ll get it though! Some just take a little longer than others. Look out girls once he does get it.
    Thanks for the chuckle Shreve!!

  44. Rhedrose
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 7:08 am

    Jeez, poor guy! Raised as an individualist and suddenly confronted with herd mentality! He just needs the time to realize that being a rock star has perks as well as paparazzi…

    Terrific photo series – you’ll be able to make him blush in embarassment for years when you bring THOSE shots out for company!

  45. Lynda
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    what is the plural for “ho”?

  46. 1EyedCowboyJack
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    Lucky boy!

  47. Sara
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    I love all of your stories – thanks for sharing them! :)

  48. Maia
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    Shreve: you know they had to show the male gorilla at the National Zoo a few porno movies before he got the idea. Maybe you could show Sir Baby something like Daisy(not yours) does Durango or Tammy Temps Tucson. Or maybe Mike should sit him down and have the “talk”

    cackle, chuckle, snort.

  49. Karen O.
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    See, this is what happens why a boy meets a girl that knows what she wants. He just can’t handle it. And 20 at a time? That’s just overload right there… ;)

  50. Karyn
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    Did you ever perfect the kneeling thing with him? Perhaps he should kneel to his partner(s)?? OMG this is SO funny….especially your description of the girls!

  51. brook
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    this is absolutely hilarious. one day sir baby will look back on this first experience and chuckle to himself.

    seriously, there are so many funny and heart-warming stories going on with all of these lovely animals in your life. thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  52. Scargosun
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    I love it! I can see it in my head in motion through the pics. As much as I feel for Sir Baby and his ‘girls are nasty’ state of mind it is hysterical.

  53. Cathy
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    Not often do I actually laugh out loud when I am reading something. I did here. This is so funny. I know I’m going to read it again and definitely share it. You have to keep us posted on how he does.

  54. Beth
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    I totally just got busted for laughing out loud at work! So funny! Thanks for sharing!

  55. Cait
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

    MC needs to step up and have “the talk” with Sir Baby.

    Holy Hannah, this post is funny!

  56. Siobhan
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    Looks like a scene from “A Hard Day’s Night.” Poor Baby’s looking for a train or a limo to dive into to get away from his shrieking fans. And those shameless girls! LOL Didn’t anyone ever tell them ladies don’t chase boys that way? Tsk.

  57. Lizzie
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    Ha! This post gave me a major giggle. Poor Sir Baby… overwhelmed by the womenz.

  58. moof
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    maybe if you surrounded him in those sheets you put up to hide the hot tub… poor SirBaby being chased by paparazzi. just don’t take pics of SirBaby in the act…he might never be right again.

  59. Sherry
    June 2nd, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    Wouldn’t it be more kind to have an experienced older cow introduce him to the process?

  60. Jenny C
    June 3rd, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    Operative word here is “Baby”, ladies. Jail bait.

    Ya’ really can’t blame ’em – he is a beautiful boy…

  61. Maia
    June 4th, 2010 @ 5:07 am

    I had anouther thought. Maybe it’s his name, Sir Baby. Perhaps you should rename him Sir Studly or Manly Goodjob.

    Still chuckling

  62. wagga
    June 4th, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    The young bull rushed up to the old bull & cried “Shreve left the gate open! Let’s run down and do a few cows!”. “Nah”, the old bull replied, “Let’s walk down & do all of them”

  63. KRae
    June 4th, 2010 @ 7:58 am

    Reminds me when I was in Kindergarten and I was the biggest girl in class and I was the one chasing the boys around, but it was just me after several boys. Poor Sir Baby has a hole herd after him!


  64. KRae
    June 4th, 2010 @ 7:59 am

    Reminds me when I was in Kindergarten and I was the biggest girl in class and I was the one chasing the boys around, but it was just me after several boys. Poor Sir Baby has a hole herd after him! He does have a lot to learn. :)


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