It’s the day I’ve been dreading since I first saw the October Photo Challenge list: HOODIE. I don’t mind wearing a stylish bandana. In fact, I quite like a stylish bandana. But I am not . . . repeat AM NOT . . . a fan of wearing actual clothes. And I do not . . . repeat DO NOT . . . like to have things on my head. My personal photographer (who also happens to be my human mommy and who also happens to owe me a ton of treats for this) took about 50 photos trying to get some semblance of an animated look from me. Not. Going. To. Happen. This was my look in every single photo. On the bright side (work with me here; I’m trying to make the best of this), I do like supporting my favorite college football team. My LSU Tigers have really come through in the last three weeks, and I couldn’t be more proud of them . . . even if my face doesn’t quite show my excitement. 😉 Also, my friend Scotty the Scarecrow is back for an autumnal visit. Hey, Scotty, I could use a little sip of that Dixie Beer right about now.
To understand my October Photo Challenge entry for YOUR NIGHT, you have to understand my day. Saturday started with a Visiting Pet Program outing to see my friends at Colonial Oaks Living Center. I stayed true to our VPP motto–Bringing Love and Leaving Smiles–as I went from room to room to see the residents. I also visited with the staff, who needed a little cheering up after a sad week. There was no time for a nap when I got home, because my LSU Tigers had an important football game against the Auburn Tigers . . . or War Eagles . . . they can’t quite decide who they want to be. My Tigers found themselves in a slight scoring deficit early in the game, but I didn’t give up on them and they rallied to capture the win. It took a lot of effort on my part to get that victory for my team. I was tired, but I had one last social engagement for the day. Tallulah and I closed out the night by accompanying our humans on a little Magazine Street stroll to celebrate New Orleans’ Art for Arts’ Sake. We visited with artists, saw lots of costumed humans who were getting a jump-start on Halloween, and stopped into our favorite watering hole where our human mommy enjoyed the air conditioning, our human daddy caught up on college football scores, and Tallulah and I did what we usually do: attracted and reveled in attention. By the time we returned home, I was a bit exhausted. I curled up on my blanket on the couch, which is kind of a special treat for me, and I said goodbye to a busy day and hello to a relaxing night.
Tomorrow’s photo challenge is BEST FRIEND. I’m pretty sure you can guess who that’s going to be. 🙂
My human mommy/blogging assistant is a bit of a geezer, so she looked at today’s October Photo Challenge prompt and thought, “What in the world is OOTD?” She could have asked me. I’m hip. But instead she asked the Google. The Google knows everything. Turns out OOTD stands for OUTFIT OF THE DAY. Duh. This one was easy for us. You see, today my LSU Tigers are playing the Florida Gators in football. That means that Tallulah and I are donning our LSU bandanas to lend moral support to our team. And boy do they need moral support. It’s been a bit of a rough season. As I dictate this to my personal typist/human mommy, the Tigers are barely holding on to a lead. If the Tigers don’t win this one, our OOTD for next week’s game might be a couple of paper bags over our heads.
Update on Nate: Nate is now a hurricane and he’s closing in on the coast. The projected path is to our east, which is a good thing . . . for us anyway. We’ve had very little rain so far, which is another good thing. And we still have power, which is the best thing of all. Conditions will get a little tricky into the night, but at this point we’re thanking our lucky stars. Hopefully we’ll still have power tomorrow so we can share our TREAT post with you. Even if we don’t have power, we’ll still be having a TREAT . . . because I say so. 😉 P.S. You would think that my personal photographer/human mommy could have gotten the Tigers on the TV in that photo above. Think again. 😉
And on the sixth day of Christmas . . . we interrupted the holiday season to celebrate our LSU Tigers. My humans and I were super excited to watch the Tigers take on the Notre Dame Irish in the Music City Bowl. I temporarily changed from my Christmas collar to my LSU collar and special gameday bandanas. My humans pulled out their purple and gold clothes, and the LSU wreath even came out for a brief appearance.
We certainly did our part, but on this particular day our Tigers came up just a little short. It’s a tough ending to a challenging football season. Fortunately, though, we still have six more days to enjoy the Christmas season . . . and that’s a season that never disappoints.
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Well friends, in just a little more than 24 hours, my LSU Fighting Tigers will kick off the 2014 college football season. To say that the level of excitement at my house is off the charts would be an understatement. Mommy has planned a lovely brunch for the humans to enjoy during ESPN College GameDay; the refrigerator is stocked with adult beverages; and the pregame dinner menu is set. Mommy has painted her nails purple and laid out her gameday attire. You’ll be happy to know that Daddy has not painted his nails purple, but his gameday outfit is ready to go. And, of course, I am all set with my tailgating treats, LSU collar, Tiger bling, and bandanas for both halves of the game. We’ve raised the LSU flag . . . and we are ready for some football!
Thank you so much for joining me on my countdown to the start of LSU’s football season. If you don’t have a favorite college team, I hope you’ll consider pulling for the LSU Tigers. If you do have a favorite team, then I wish you the best of luck this season . . . unless, of course, you’re playing my Tigers. 🙂 Geaux Tigers!
You really didn’t think I would limit my football fashion to just a collar and a little bling, did you? After all, this is the first LSU Tigers game of the season. A girl needs wardrobe options for such a special event. So I’ve narrowed my looks down to this: the tiger-striped bandana for the first half and the purple and gold personalized bandana combo for the second half. I am so ready for Saturday night. Geaux Tigers!