Oxen Yoke

Baby Ox: “Hey Mom!”
Mom Ox: “Yes, Son.”

Baby Ox: “What do you call it when two oxen run into each other?”

Mom Ox: [Sigh]

Baby Ox: “AN OXIDENT!”


Mother and Baby photo by Randy Kokesch. Via Marilyn T. at National Geographic but you already knew that. Submit *your* sweet photo to the National Geographic Photo Contest TUHDAY!



  1. Theresa says:

    What makes the musk ox guard his musk? 😛

  2. scarletgunn says:

    he looks so sturdy! sturdiously cute?

  3. I give up?

  4. what a cutie…

  5. Hahahaha!

  6. Theresa says:

    Like when my little brother used to repeat over and over “What did one wall say to the other? Meet you at the corner!” 😛 Now my nephew does it.

  7. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:


  8. marthava says:

    I’m totally going to teach that to my 7 yr old granddaughter.

  9. But I could show my prowess,
    Be a lion not a mowess,
    If I only had the nerve…

  10. joools in PDX says:

    Okay this is really weird; this post made me realize that last night I dreamt I had a pet ox. Not musk, but the kind that plowed the West. Am I clairvoyant – anticipating this post – or do I need professional help?? Don’t answer that.

  11. 260Oakley says:

    Olly Olly Oxen Squee!

  12. TrixandSam says:

    Upon studiously studying said photos, sturdiously cute is spot on.

  13. Kross10c says:

    you made me whistle 🙂

  14. 🙂

  15. victoreia says:

    Methinks Mom Ox has heard these before……Repeatedly……

  16. silentk says:

    I was guessing “Cow-llision” as I was scrolling down. Oh well! Clearly I need to brush up on my first-grade humor. 🙂

  17. HAR!!! Totally reminded me of when my girls were little and the banana Knock knock joke… Still rolling my eyes just remembering it… or my oldest daughters penchant for those joke books…

  18. Just an awesome photo = breath taking in nature. Thank you for sharing.

  19. thumbs up

  20. Did you hear the one about the actor who fell through the floor?

    It was just a stage he was going through.

    *giggles to self, and runs away from tomatoes and lettuce being tossed*.

  21. My favourite juvenile joke (dusted off every Easter): what do you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole?

    Hot Cross bunnies!

  22. I WANT ONE!!

  23. Formica says:


    that is all

  24. Musk ox fans can support muskoxfarm.org , a project in Alaska to domesticate musk oxen and weave their super-soft winter wool into scarves, hats, etc. which provides jobs for Native Alaskan women. More photos, info, and gifts (coming soon) on the website. Adopt a musk ox! I’m not associated with the project, just passing it on.

    I have a knitted hat made of their qiviut wool and it is really warm and lightweight! http://www.qiviut.com/

  25. orange you gonna tell us the banana knock knock joke?

  26. Knock knock!
    Who’s there?
    Interrupting Musk Ox!
    Interrupting Musk—

  27. Har Har1 What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine?

    A flat miner. :mrgreen:

  28. Was it Blue, and did you name it Babe?

  29. bookmonstercats says:

    I don’t have grandchildren, marthava but I’m already stockpiling dreadful jokes to teach them when they do arrive. Revenge is sweet BWAAAAHAHAHA.

    *cough* Normal service will now be resumed.

  30. Where does the Lone Ranger take his garbage?

    To the dump, the dump, the dump dump dump!

  31. bookmonstercats says:

    … adding it to the list….

  32. bookmonstercats says:


  33. bookmonstercats says:

    He is smaller than his mummy’s head.


  34. bookmonstercats says:

    My now 22 year old daughter ran that one repeatedly when she was about 6 yrs old, except she did interrupting sheep.

  35. Moi, Actually says:

    Love the horn eyeliner on the mama.

  36. StormCat42 says:

    I just literally laughed out loud at that one! I’m getting ready to head out for an 8 hour car ride and I’m trying to remember these so I can tell them on the way down!

  37. Sammy2121 says:

    so adorable

  38. looks like a beanie baby! Squee!!!

  39. oxoxox

  40. Rachael says:

    Surely that should be a Rule of Cuteness!

    The adorabuhls is overwhelmingk.

  41. Mom!
    Yes, dear?
    What isn’t an ox, and doesn’t have musk?
    What, dear?
    Us! Ha ha ha.

    Who hasn’t wanted to yell: “Circle the musk oxen!” Or is it just me? . . .

  42. knock knock
    who’s there
    ether who
    ether bunny!
    knock knock
    who’s there
    nother who
    nother ether bunny!
    knock knock
    who’s there
    cargo who
    cargo beep beep run ether bunnies over!
    knock knock
    who’s there
    boo who
    don’t cry – there will be nother ether bunny next year!

  43. 260Oakley says:

    Here’s one more for the road:
    Q: How are a blonde and a cow patty alike?
    A: The older they are, the easier they are to pick up.

    (I am a strawberry-blonde so I am authorized to tell this joke.)

  44. Fird Birfle says:


  45. Fird Birfle says:

    Last week, my brother told me that he had
    developed a “robust” filing system for my medical paperwork/ files. …
    that and “sturdy” here, both made me go “hmmmmm” —

    Also, I think I’ll go research the size of a “tiny” toddler ox-kid (re. hoovertext) …..
    Update on that, later …

    YAY Meggins!!! YAY mama ox and “tiny” young’un ox!!!
    YAY third-grade jokes!!!

  46. Fird Birfle says:

    YAY sheep!!!

    — “WHERE’s Bea???” 🙂

  47. Fird Birfle says:

    *the more you know*

    Cool data, Rhea!!! You win!

  48. Fird Birfle says:


    *tentative but enthusiastic applause begins*

  49. Fird Birfle says:

    kisses & hugs!!!

  50. Fird Birfle says:

    CAN’T believe that no one came up w/ this one, yet???

    “Olly olly oxen-free!!!!” 🙂

  51. Courage!

  52. Here’s a good one.

    Pete and Repeat sat on a log. Pete fell off. Who was left?


    Okay. Pete and Repeat sat on a log…

    Etc., and so forth, ad nauseum.

  53. I would probably hurt someone if they did that to me.

  54. Good idea. Arent’ they close to being on the endangered list? We have a new WWF spokesperson people! That little one is adorable.

  55. Theresa says:

    Oh YEAH! Shades of sleepovers with my cousin when we were 7!

  56. skippymom says:

    This kind of thing happens to me all the time. It’s normal.

  57. *weeps with laughter*

  58. Musk ox qiviut is amazing — as a knitter who adores lovely fibers, my first reaction on seeing the photo was, ooh, baby qiviut! I wonder if the baby’s undercoat (from which the qiviut is spun) is even softer than an adult’s — and is that even possible?

  59. If my niece and nephew don’t know that one, they should.

  60. Looks like a horn monocle!

  61. PS: What did the chick say when he saw an orange in the nest?
    Look at the orange marmalade!

  62. Jimbeaux says:

    I always heard that with:
    Knock knock
    Who’s there?
    Estelle who?
    Estelle -more- etherbunnies!

  63. Fird Birfle says:


    and it’s rather a discreet pun!

  64. Fird Birfle says:


    (heh heh)

    JK, ‘course ….

  65. Fird Birfle says:

    “quiviut” ??????? 😯

  66. My favorite knock knock:

    Knock knock
    Who’s there?
    Control Freak. Now you say “Control Freak who?”


  67. Fird Birfle says:

    ….and HERE’s the road, itself :)!!!!!


  69. Excellent!

  70. Genius.

  71. I can has baby ox??? PLEASE??

  72. Noelegy says:

    Puddem up! Puddem up!

  73. Noelegy says:

    OMG, Auntie, that’s one of my dad’s favorite jokes! 😀 He told it to us as kids, and then to my nephews, and now to my grand-nephews. Never gets old for him.

  74. joools in PDX says:

    Whew. THAT’S a relief. I knew these were my people.

  75. joools in PDX says:

    Ouch… I had to read it out loud to get the pun. But then, I’m an old blonde. 😉

  76. Fird Birfle says:

    AuntieBellum gets the PRIZE for most-helpful CO joke assistance!!!

  77. Theresa says:

    And my favorite:
    “How long ya stay fresh in that can?”

  78. My all time favorite…

    Why did the elephant stand on the marshmallow?

    So he wouldn’t get his feet in the hot chocolate!

  79. What do you get when you drop a piano on an army base?

    A flat major!


  80. bookmonstercats says:

    Yes indeedy 😉

  81. Nope, qiviut, no u after that q.

    I was gonna say the picture is of qiviut on the hoof, which would make most fiber folks drool. Qiviut is teh expensive.

  82. Frolicking bebbeh musk oxen – who knew they could run that quickly?

  83. Q: What did the mama buffalo say to the baby buffalo when he left?

    A: Bye Son!

    (Bison, get it? I’m here all week. Enjoy the shrimp.)

  84. Lerrinus says:

    *cracks up* 😆 Yes, It’s been a loooooong day…!

  85. Lerrinus says:

    Perfect! 😀

  86. 260O offered a puntastic version: Olly olly oxen squee!