Saturday, July 23, 2016

WHY DO WE LOVE COWBOYS?

ANGI MORGAN
In honor of National Day of the Cowboy I thought it would be fun to see why romance authors love cowboys. How about you? How would you answer the poll?

WHY DO YOU LOVE COWBOYS?

  • their honorable character
  • their boots
  • their riding abilities
  • their work-ethic
  • the way they fit their jeans


I think the Cowboy Code by Gene Autry pretty much sums up why we love our cowboys!
"Seriously? I have to choose an answer? You have made this poll waaaaay tooooo tough :) 

Because I'm forced to pick, I'll say #1.  Probably because I'm at the time in my live where a person's character matters more than anything else." ~Cathy McDavid

GENE AUTRY'S COWBOY CODE
as stated on GeneAutry.com 
REBECCA ADLER
* Work Ethic

The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.

CAROLINE CLEMMONS
* Work Ethic
He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.



He must always tell the truth.

He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals.

CATHY McDAVID
*Honorable Character
He must not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas.
E.E. Burke


He must help people in distress.

He must be a good worker.

He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits.
CAROLYN RAE
*Honorable Character

He must respect women, parents, and his nation's laws.

LEXI POST
*Honorable Character
The Cowboy is a patriot.

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The Real Cowboy Way article has a lot of cute sayings. Check it out. Angi's favorite: A COWGIRL CAN DO IT BY HERSELF...A COWBOY WON'T LET HER.

Heidi Hormel
*All of these
ROMANCE READERS WHO I POLLED AGREED...
* their honorable character
* their boots
* their riding abilities
* their work-ethic

* the way they fit their jeans

THEY LOVE THEIR COWBOYS because...
...ALL OF THE ABOVE


CARO CARSON
KYM ROBERTS

"The entire package! Their strong work ethic leads to an incredible fit in their jeans and their boots create a very sexy swagger. Add a little patriotism with their honor and you've got a keeper. The ability to ride however, is a dream come true!" ~Kym Roberts


"The way he fills out his jeans." 
~Caro Carson, E.E. Burke & Angi Morgan
Cathy MacRae
*Honorable Character
Heather Long
*Work Ethic



And what Cowboy celebration would be complete without some 
Waylon and Willie

WHY DO YOU LOVE COWBOYS?

51 comments:

  1. I love Cowboys because of their hard work and family values.

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  2. I love cowboys for all of the reasons you stated above. They're also willing to admit when they're wrong or do something wrong. That's why I love the TV version of "Longmire" so much (I still haven't had the chance to read the books yet. It's on my list. LOL). He doesn't hesitate to hold himself accountable for his actions even as he holds others accountable for their own.

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    1. Longmire Season 5 is only less than two months away! :)

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  3. I love cowboys because there sexy, rugged,know how take care there women and horse

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  4. Cowboy butts drive me nuts!!!

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  5. Nothing like a cowboy working to take care of his family.

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  6. I love westerns and cowboys because things are black and white, cut and dried. You know who the bad guys are and they get their comeuppance. A cowboy has grit and never quits. My favorite is Gus McCray from Lonesome Dove.

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  7. I grew up watching cowboy shows with my Daddy, who was a great lover of anything cowboy, and loved Zane Grey books. To this day I love the old cowboy shows on INSP on weekends. A lover of romance novels, it was just natural for me to gravitate toward and appreciate the ones with cowboys. JLS

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    1. And me with my dad, too. Especially John Wayne.

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    2. Same here. Cowboy shows (a lot of them had John Wayne) and MLB games. LOL

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  8. I love cowboys because there hard work , know how to treat there woman ,and boy can they ride and look so sexy in there tight jeans and chaps

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    1. The work is never-ending and you don't get sick days.

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  9. While waiting for cattle to cross the road in Wyoming when I was barely 18, we were rear ended by another vehicle. The most handsome cowboy I've ever seen with striking blue eyes rode up to the car, bent down from his horse, and asked, "Ma'am, are you all right. Do you need help?" I told him I was fine but I think I left part of my heart in Wyoming that summer day. He and some of the other cowboys jumped into action and helped the elderly woman in the car behind me until the ambulance arrived. They were kind and caring not to mention sexy :-). Love cowboys.

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    1. What a great story. I might just have to use that for an opening to a book!

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  10. I married a "cowboy", he prefers horseman. He was so strong and confident with an edge of bad boy. Watching him work with horses where he was so gentle, patient, but demanding... swoon. We're older now and he can't ride anymore, but he shows me every day that he loves me. He gets my car out of the garage before I leave for work, making sure it's warm or cool (depending on the season). He never lets me walk out the door without telling me he loves me. He hates traveling, but knows I enjoy it so he tells me to go, have fun... I'll be here when you come home. Those are just a few reasons why I love my cowboy... he's confident enough to let me be me, yet strong enough to take care of me.

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    1. Oh...be still my beating heart. You have such a great love story !

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  11. I love cowboys because they are hard working, caring, they love their family with everything they have. With a cowboy what you see is what you get, they don't believe in being fake. They protect what's theirs.

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    1. Yep... All of the above. But I'm still partial to how they fill out their jeans. :)

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  12. I love how they look in their Levis and their caring hearts.

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  14. They have a strong work ethic, love and protect their families and friends, are honest and have integrity. Also they where their jeans they way men should wear jeans! LOL!

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  15. I love Cowboys because they are loyal and have work ethics.

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  16. I love Cowboys because there's just something about a man who will risk his own life to ride out into a snow storm just to rescue a baby. (cow)

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  17. LOve me a cowboy and LOVE LOVE LOVE them in nothing but a hat boots and chaps yes I like naughty

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  18. How can you not love the cowboy.. he wears amazing chaps!!

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  19. I'm a day late but I love Cowboys because they are tough, hard working, and often very sweet with their manners.

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  20. I love cowboys because they are hard working, honest, and like to take care of their family.

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  21. Cowboys are just good hard workers they don't say no to helping anyone they are down right just good people. Angi when you have another rafflecoptor can you highlight the names to go to on amazon so that all you have to do is click on it and it goes straight there ? Thanks so much for the wonderful books that you write and Happy Monday

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    1. I wish I could Peggy. But Rafflecopter (at least at my level of it) doesn't have a direct link for Amazon yet. You're right, it would be so much easier. I have sent that idea to Rafflecopter.

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  22. A true cowboy is a man of faith, patriotic, loves “the land”, is good to horses and dogs and tolerates cats. He adores his family and friends. He would give his life for his country and his loved ones. Upon first glance, all of these characteristics may not be readily apparent. Sometimes, cowboys hoot and holler. Sometimes, they are quiet and thoughtful. They are always worth a second look : )

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  23. What is there not to like about a cowboy? Excuse me, LOVE! Cowboys are hardworking, sincere, look darn good in their jeans, cowboy hat, button down shirt and they way they look on a horse .... OMG! Cowboys will give you the shirt off their back and would also stop and help a woman in distress. They know how to treat a woman as well as family and friends. Cowboys are hot, Hot, HOT!

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  24. I love Cowboys because of their rugged masculinity!

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  25. All of your reasons. I love cowboys

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  26. Congratulations Winners. Thank you very much.

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  27. Congratulations Winners. Thank you very much.

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