I had to stay at home, but they left me the radio on, and I not only got to hear all about the excitment when they got home...but I go to watch the highlights on TV later that night when they showed the Boy Of The House on national TV!!
It was exciting because Burton Albion beat Middlesbrough (who are two divisions higher) 2 goals to 1. So the BOTH turned out to be a VERY lucky mascot indeed.
As mascot he (and another boy who was a mascot too) got to warm up on the pitch with the players, and then lead the teams out of the tunnel, and shake hands with all the players of both sides and officials and then watch the game. They also got their names on the big electronic scoreboard and their pictures in the match programme.
Funnily, the Lady Of The House got a message on Facebook last night from a friend in Slovakia who said the WHOLE of the Burton v Middlesbrough game was shown on TV out there. Funny to think of all those people seeing my boy!
|The LOTH took this picture off the TV as the BOTH led the teams out. The referee is next to him|
|The BOTH (the smaller of the two) steps on to the pitch - his name is actually up on the scoreboard in this shot.|
|Shaking hands before kick-off|
|Me watching the TV coverage - Yes I DO have eyes in the back of my head|
I am also very grateful to the nice people at Pet Blogs United who let the Lady Of The House do a guest post on their blog about her Lost & Fond website.
Pet Blogs United: Lost & Fond ~ Guest Post
Finally, we would like to add our condolences to all the other bloggers who have expressed their sadness at the passing of The Luke yesterday.
We sent our card off to his family yesterday by air mail, and although it will not arrive for a few days we hope that knowing how much Luke and all his family were in the thoughts of so many people will bring some small comfort in the days ahead.