Budweiser's The Clydesdales "Brotherhood" - extended version
I hope that my hounds - and all greyhounds - had/have trainers who cared about them.
The shot of the young horse running beside the trainer's truck reminds me so much of my Truly. I'm not a crier but this video could turn me into one. :)
Dodge Truck's "God Made a Farmer"
I grew up in close proximity to a family farm. The life of a farmer, a real farmer, seemed dour . . . and lonely. He was up and out of the house, then to bed, before everyone else. The only time he was ever out late was when an animal was sick, hurt or being born. Then he'd stay out all night and start his farm work the next morning without sleeping.
No vacations, no holidays or sick days, watching the sky and hoping for/against rain, cold, heat - depending on the crop and the time of year. If he engaged in conversation, it was about the co-op. Since I didn't know what a co-op was, I didn't pay attention.
He had two dogs - Why and Whynot. He gave them those names, which I thought was odd because I knew him as a man without a humorous bone in his body. There was a fair distance between him and everyone in his life - except for those dogs. I can't think of him without thinking of them. They went everywhere he went, but not in the house. They slept on the door steps.
I admit I didn't have much use for him. I couldn't think of a thing that I could say or do that would interest him - he was always so busy.
One afternoon I saw him at the edge of the corn field. He was sitting on the ground in the shade of his truck. He got up and fed those dogs from a container he kept in the truck bed and gave them water from his water jug. I could hear that he was talking to them. I couldn't hear what he said but I could tell he was saying a lot.
I liked him after that. In fact, he's one of the people that I grew to respect most.
This video reminds me of that farmer -