Get your Irish on?
Quick, get a green hat. Our Northern California town treats St. Patrick’s Day like the biggest holiday of the year. This year’s celebration promises a huge turn out because Spring Break for college students 2015 starts today.
Enough with the hat!
Good thing our dog can’t talk. I know if he could, Sydney would not hold back on a number of colorful curses.
Our dog Sydney runs when I get out a camera. He knows the look I get when I get close and pull out my phone too. One click and he’s off. Sometimes I find him busy sniffing stinky stuff or happily stuffing his face. When I’m quick I can get off a number of photographs. In this case, I had Marcs help to try out a new idea with Sydney. We took these for the blog, hoping to make you smile.
5 ways to wear an Irish hat
- Find a tiny sparkly hat.
- Place it at a jaunty angle.
- Swing your head and try knocking it off.
- Stick out your tongue. Fight that happy feeling, if you can.
- Get that happy feeling and toss the hat off.
Stick out your tongue, rhymes with bum
We call Sydney choice names like Chopper, Pork, Pig and Pork Chop. At times Sydney wants to nap all day or runs away when we get a harness. The name “Bum” applies. Although, Sydney claims to come from a Cocker Spaniel and poodle cross (mixed breed) he acts as enthusiastic as any Irishman. A more sociable dog I have never found. He goes ape for handymen, loves guys in trucks and work boots and flips out when greeting dog walkers.
Mind you, Sydney rarely displays such wild affection for dogs.
What’s up with that? Winnie says, “He’s half human.” But which half? The Cocker Spaniel or the poodle?
Maybe our dog is French Irish?
My family tree has Irish and English on one side and Dutch German on the other. Depending on which side of my family history I recall, according to Marc, I qualify for the Heinz 57 mutt variety.
Sydney, Marc and I wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Go out or stay in, but put on a green hat in honor of your Irish ancestors, friends or pets.
For those of you, who have not read our posts on a chance to help racing Irish Greyhounds by signing a petition to create better welfare laws, please visit our “Why Irish greyhound dogs need our help.”
Thanks for reading and sharing!