Cream Puff the calf

I make my living as a dealer in words but┬ámy favorites are often at the end of the day, told to my daughter as she waits anxiously for her story. Her story, as she says, because they all begin, “There was a beautiful princess and her name was Gretchen…”

She squeals with excitement as I go on to describe Princess Gretchie’s love of baby calves; she loves the black ones, the red ones, the black ones with white faces, and the red ones with white faces but she loves one most of all. Cream Puff is the calf featured in every story and he really does exist, much to the Rancher’s chagrin as we move toward selling time. Continue reading