For my beautiful little niece on her 1st birthday!
Tough Lil’ Mis
She’s got curls a soft red & yellow
And big, smilin’ eyes bright & blue,
She’s a beauty like her mama
But has her daddy’s twinklin’ eye for trouble too.
You see, Little Miss, you’re made of pretty tough stuff.
You’re rooted by the best kind of folks in this life.
Those made of big ‘ol Montana mountains & streams
And the rich, fertile land of Florida cattle ranchin’ life.
Right now it’s spotted stick ponies, pink cowboy hats and boots
Stuffed puppies and baby dolls and farm animals strewn all about,
But as time flies, that will change to fancy loops and fast horses,
A Dodge truck, horse trailer, and a Boxer pup to boot!
Daisey Rae, there’s no doubt, no straighter loop will be thrown,
Or a better hand will be made with horse or cow around
When you hit the ground a’runnin’
Ain’t nothin’ much will keep you down.
You’ve got the makins’ of a real cowgirl
Ya see, you really can’t help but be
When your mama’s one of the best
And your daddy’s one of the toughest cowboys to beat.
This ol’ life may never be easy, Miss Daisey
Your gonna have to jerk your cinch up tight.
But when the goin’ ain’t easy, the tough get goin’
So pull that hat down tight & just enjoy the ride.
Happiest of birthdays to you!