Day 32: This Little Piggy Went to the Market, pt.1

Market #1: Of and Concerning Animals
The animal market is acres of dirt filled with fur, hooves, and stench.  Donkeys, goats, horses, sheep, camels, cows, bulls; buying low, and selling high.

We learn that when a bunch of men try to “coax” an angry bull down from a tall truck bed by yanking on the bull’s ropes and dragging it forward, its hooves scraping desperately against the feces-covered metal surface, there is a moment before the bull’s forelegs hit the ground when you would swear it is going to flip forward and break it own neck; but instead it finds its footing, takes a beleaguered breath, and rampages in such a way that fear for our lives seems like the appropriate response.
animal market

animal market

I imagine the headline: “American Man, Reflexes Slowed by Life of Luxury and Excess, Gored by Livestock; Look of Embarrassment at Soiling Himself Frozen on Face.”

old man and donkey


When they aren’t looking and sounding ridiculous, there is something about donkeys that I find to be wise, handsome, and classy.







old beyond his years

(What sound does a camel make?)

(Plus, how much character does that little boy’s face have?)

jingle bells

Neigh (and Jingle)

animal market

“Come . . . ON, you . . . little . . . pieces of- . . . UNGH!”


4 Responses to “Day 32: This Little Piggy Went to the Market, pt.1”

  1. 1 We have to go back!
    December 29, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Do you have the pic of the sheep getting crammed into the taxi trunk? Or was it that the sheep was jumping out of the trunk at the market? I dont recall, I just remember a taxi, sheep, the trunk, and our looks of disbelief.

  2. December 31, 2010 at 10:55 am

    The photos are beautiful but for me, the whole post is a bit difficult to look at. I just hate to see animals in this fashion, tho my sensibilites tell me this is the reality of life. Hee-Haw is my fav…. 🙂

    • January 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      i definitely get your reaction. knowing that it is these people’s only means of making a living made it more understandable for me, but some of those visuals were still hard to watch.

      i really like hee-haw too. thanks tracy!

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