Bullfighters aren’t scary when they’re wearing clown makeup and bring with them a pair of bull-costumed mascots.
So when Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo director Phillip Schutts showed up at Cook Children’s Medical Center with three bullfighters, a country-western singer, four trick riders, a loveable mutt named Yellow Dog and, of course, Hoss and Elwood, the Moosbrothers, there were smiles all around.
A couple of dozen kids visited with, got autographs from and even danced with the rodeo stars. The 10th-annual visit was even more effective this year because the action in the atrium was piped into the rooms of children whose conditions wouldn’t let them come downstairs.
“It’s an honor for us to take the Stock Show to the children at the hospital,” said spokeswoman Shanna Weaver. – Terry Evans
Fort Worth Stock Show mascot Hoss dances with Kailee Wright and Nikki McKeone (right) during a visit by rodeo performers to Cook Children's Medical Center. Photo by Terry Evans