Hunting...it is a Louisiana Tradition and no one loves it more than my Punkin!
Oh Girls you know how much my Punkin Darlin loves his Mizmollye and is always soooooooo accomodating and just lets me feel as if everyday is Christmas and he takes me to the ballet, the opera on occasion, to plays, junking excursions, shopping, to my choice of movies, restaurants, and you get the picture he absolutely treats me like I'm his little princess and I love him so much for being the wonderful caring guy he is but you know I truly get to feeling such guilt for not being "into" the stuff he is and I decided that this weekend it would be all about him and I said, "Honey, whatever you want to do this weekend is gonna be what we do, and I'll go with you and be your best friend and be happy doing stuff you like". So of course his dream has always been to go on an actual safari. I mean truly a dream. Well we really can't make that happen right now but we did go to Bass Pro Shop together and I decided since I had my camera that I would create a Safari for the two of us today. Sure hope he likes it! teehee...here we go!
We begin our journey with Wild Bill showing Mike AKA Punkin Darlin the latest in knives, cause you know he must have a new knife for skinning purposes and he told me to go and find us each a nice pair of boots
like any of these?, I ask. At which he gives me the look. You know the one
Well...what about these...any better? I ask. It was then he decided he'd find the boots and they looked nothing like these. He got the big old clunky green and brown patchwork kind. Grrrrrrr!
Well Punkin said we would be bow hunting as well as gun hunting so he was checking out the latest in archery supplies for his little sidekick
And then he said I could pick out my own rifle. Guess which I chose?
And I wandered around the big hunting store eyeing all sorts of things we might need
hmmmmmmmm... I wonder... uh nevermind
So off we go into the wild blue yonder to safari country
It's been decided that I will try my luck with the bow and arrows first so after a few quick tips Punkin suggests that I practice a little first at the range
So as you can see I'm decked out from top to bottom in the latest camo couture and before I can say "quiver"
And I have an entire herd of whitetail deer right on top of me and Bam, Zing, Swoosh...one arrow after the other and I missed every one of them
So Punkin gets down from his stand...
Says he brought me a pressie and blows it up and stands it in front of me and says I can practice until I use up my arrows and then if the air is out of it, he will give me the pink gun to do some real hunting with
I soon call him to say my arrows have all been shot and he comes back down off his stand. The little deer is still standing. Full of air.
So Punkin leaves shaking his head and soon I see him coming with one of the guides in this little pick-up truck and he has another pressie for me. A Camera! So he suggests good naturedly of course that I might just like photographing wildlike while he tries once again to get something. Anything he says!
So with my camera
I see these
these little guys
this big boy
what a beauty she is
A family of Bobcats
some pretty angry hogs
And I was so glad Punkin had put me high up in a tree before I eyed these furry beasts. Too late. My cover was blown. This momma had a youngin nearby and she had seen me and thought I was a threat. I screamed like a schoolgirl and Punkin came thrashing throught the brush and momma bear scrammed and he held me and consoled me and took me down and off we went in the black pick-up.
"Honey," I asked, "what did you get"... Poor darling, he had seen nothing. NOTHING all day.. But for some reason he was tired and ready to get back.
such a sweet little kitchen, but we had nothing to eat
Punkin just sat quietly and gazed out the little window as I told him of the animals I'd seen and captured on my camera.
I never knew hunting could be so much fun and I can't wait to come back to our little treehouse cabin for another safari. Sure hope he asks me again soon.
I just love my best friend like crazy.