Sunday, 9 January 2011

A lucky macot indeed

Yesterday there was a LOT of excitement in our house when the Boy Of The House got to be a mascot for our local football side Burton Albion in the third round of the FA Cup (which is a big deal apparently).

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.


Benny and Lily said...

Congratulations boy of the house. You look like a pro out there!
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

We loved the story and the pictures of your wonderful greyhound. Always impressed with the breed.

matt said...

great pics of your dog and im sure he was verry verry proud of the man of the house while watching on tv haha

check my pup out if you get a chance at:
motley loves meeting new doggy friends

Sue said...

Well done BOTH.

Glad to see you were taking an interest in the match Winnie.

Tucker said...

Wow, that is very exciting! BOTH did a great job! And the eyes in the back of your head are very impressive!

scotsmad said...

How exciting for BOTH. We're glad the weather cooperated so he could have his big day!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Bobby said...


Asta said...

So vewy nice to meet you
What a gowgeous doggie you awe! and wif eyes in the back of youw head too, hehehe
I bet you awe vewy pwoud of youw boy..I would be . So nice to have it be televised too.
We live in NewYawk , but Mommi is fwom Hungawy owiginally and bof she and Daddi love Weal Football, not the amewican kind
smoochie kisses

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Wow tha is o neat that your Boy got to be on TV and that people saw him all over the world! Does he feel famous?

houndstooth said...

That is sure is cool that the BOTH got to be famous for a day! We are so glad that he got that opportunity. It was also awesome that you got to watch him on TV!

Congrats to your mom for having her other site featured, too!