Love is in the air, right? I mean, it is February and it is Valentine’s Day. Most ranches are making sure their bulls are in tip-top shape for the upcoming breeding season. After all, great calves start with great bulls. Don’t believe me? Well, even Chevrolet knows that it’s true! You did see the Super Bowl, right? No, we won’t talk about how Peyton Manning might have let me down, or that my charity little league football squares didn’t win. I promise Sid the Bookie that my check is in the mail. In case you are one of the few on the planet who have not seen the Hereford Chevrolet commercial then you can check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMrA-BGuLY. It is a great commercial and they certainly represented the Hereford Breed well with their choice.
You can actually view the details of the featured Hereford bull registered as MH 7023 PREDATOR X40 at the American Hereford Association site http://www.herfnet.com/online/cgi-bin/i4.dll?1=3E3F292A&2=232F50&3=56&5=2B3C2B3C3A&6=5A5D5B5959262F232F&9=5E5151.
The Schwertner Family ranch located near Georgetown, Texas owned the Hereford cows in the background. The ranch also provided some of the scenes shot for the commercial. Way to go Hereford Breeders! The commercial was a huge success in terms of viewing not only for Chevrolet but for our pretty white faces as well. The decision to use the Herefords was probably easy for Chevrolet. I mean, after all it’s well known the quality and integrity that goes into raising Hereford cattle and that is why they have long been known as American icons.
In the mean time, it’s Valentine’s Day, and if you haven’t come up with a plan to impress the one you love, then have no fear Dr. of Love LB is here. First off, find youself a great Certified Hereford Beef steak, (if your love is one who doesn’t believe in eating meat, then sadly friend you are on your own- good luck!). The best way to a woman’s heart is to show your skills in the kitchen. A guy that can prepare a great steak can conquer the world. Trust me -it works!
Next, get yourself a decent bottle of red wine. Maybe there is a particular brand or flavor she likes. I hope you’ve payed attention to her and can remember what brand it was. If not, try something new and chalk it up to living dangerously.
Don’t forget the cards and flowers, either. If you haven’t had them delivered, then pick some up and write something genuine in the card that will go a long way towards putting a smile on her face.
Other than that, just remember the rules of being a gentlemen: open her door, walk on the traffic side of the sidewalk, take your hat off at the table, and tell her what you appreciate about her the most. Not anything hard to follow, but a guaranteed recipe for having a memorable Valentine’s Day! If all else fails throw out that classic Smokey and the Bandit, Burt Reynolds line, “Cowboys love fat calves!”
Best of Luck,