Elk Tag – It’s A Big Game

photo taken June 7, 2007 • title thanks to Jonathan

Again, amazing entries!  Such fun, such sensitivity, such weirdness you ALL show.  Somehow I managed to narrow the 270+ entries down to a dozen ~ here are the ones that duked it out till the end:

Missed! Do it again! (You channelled Charlie with this one, RedWolf)
Thwarted at the Fort
Hard Growth
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
“OK OK  I get the point!”
A blurry relationship
“…and Charlie’s down by seven points…”
From the Playocene period
I know what you’re thinking, Pup! You’re thinking “Has he been de-clawed or NOT?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is the swat of an orange tom cat, the most powerful feline swat in the cat world, it will bloody your nose right quick,  SO you’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? (Eli as Dirty Harry?? Too perfect!)

And Jonathan: in the end yours rose to the top ~ not one but two puns???  Impressive.  And the title is true – this was a game of tag, a big game to both of them.  Your words in tandem with the image take me back to that moment so vividly, as I stood and laughed as they earnestly, playfully tried to tag eachother.  Thanks for that.  And thanks to all who entered!

• • • This photo is kind of a mess when you first look at it.  But then you notice there is much more going on than just a big mess on my floor.  Charlie ducks behind an enormous elk antler; Eli’s swat, from his perch on the steps to the loft, is a blur.  Fill in the blanks left by the chaos of this image, and leave your entry in the comment section of this post.

The prize this week is a manifestation of the poetry of chaos.  At first it looks like nothing, like less than nothing.  But upon further examination, it shows itself to be a miracle.  It is a piece of petrified bone, and it is amazing.  You can see the shape of the bone and the network of the marrow, and it is solid rock.  I have no idea how old this fossil is but would love to find out (if any of you know how this is done, leave me a comment or email, as I have a few pieces of it!).  It’s certainly older than any of us. Here it is:

I’ll also throw in some other fabulous stones from here ~
lepidolite, squid, etc.
Now show me whatcha got!

283 Responses to “Elk Tag – It’s A Big Game”

  1. Shanon Says:

    Nice rack.

  2. Jia En Says:

    Playing Tag

  3. Sandra Says:

    From the Playocene period.

  4. Kristie Says:

    “I’ll just hide right here under the antlers, they’ll protect me.”

  5. JenniLu Says:

    “…and Charlie’s down by seven points…”

    [double entendre…it looks like a 7 point antler after all]

  6. Arcene Says:

    Love is a Battlefield

  7. Mary Lou Says:

    Nothing will come between us, deer!

  8. Kathy Shaw Says:

    “Getting the point”

  9. Jonathan Says:

    Elk Tag – It’s a Big Game

    MC might appreciate that one.

  10. Amy Says:

    No dogs allowed

  11. Mary Lou Says:

    Forgot to include my e-mail address before–sorry!

  12. Mary Lou Says:

    Will try one more time!

  13. FyreNWater Says:

    “Stuck between a cat and a pointy place”

  14. julijeong Says:

    Charlie finally gets revenge for the Great Ram Horn Blockade of 2006.

    When last we left our intrepid heroes, the evil Elktor had trapped Catman on a precarious perch high above deadly quicksand blankets while Catman’s loyal sidekick, the PupWonder, attempted a daring rescue from below. Will PupWonder dislodge our feline superhero? Or will Elktor achieve world domination? Find out today on the adventures of Catman and PupWonder!

  15. Jeanna Says:

    Between an antler & a furry place.

  16. Kate Says:

    I’ll teach that annoying pup who’s Top Dog!

  17. Mellissa Says:

    conflicting perspectives of playtime

  18. Dave Says:

    Fortress of Solitude

  19. Marquand Says:

    Silent horns unable to warn of alpha Eli on higher rung.

  20. Sue Says:

    C’mon Eli….I told you this was goul!

  21. heather em Says:

    Scratch-O-Matic 3000!

  22. June, Aging Gratefully Says:

    Establishing the ground rules.

  23. Dido Says:

    no stillife with antler

  24. Glenys Says:

    Eli: Hey, it’s mine…I own it…and I own YOU!

  25. dutchman in ohio Says:

    Take that you pesky fur ball !

  26. Kathy Says:

    Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

  27. Lisa Says:

    Long arm of the claw.


  28. tigeron Says:

    Antlers to The left of me; Eli to the right; Here I am,”Stuck in the middle again!!

  29. samagical Says:

    Warning: Sharp Edges

    (may cause serious injury
    avoid contact)

    inspired by:

  30. Kathryn Says:

    Eager, Learning, Loving, Life

  31. Paladin Says:

    Thanks, but i prefer this extra large backscratcher to your extra small.

  32. amy Says:

    too good to be true……

  33. Mr. Radio Says:

    lol @ a bunch of those comments!

    Bone Thugs -N- Harmony was my personal favorite!

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