Hi everyone, its me, Casper.Â
Am I not the most sad and pathetic looking Pootie that you’ve ever seen?Â
This was me, last night, languishing on the couch while Mom went to a meeting, Dad and the kids made sandwiches for some kind of school party , and then, still, ignored and abandoned while they watched hockey. Woe is me. *sigh*
Anyway, while I was laying, alone and forgotten, *sigh*, I overheard quite a few things.Â For the record, I have to say Mom is quite annoyed at the childish behaviour of her hockey club with this weird ‘throwing of the beef’ ritual.Â What is that about? Do you know that for some reason, when the Oilers are playing out of town during the play offs, its tradition to throw a piece of Alberta beef on the ice.Â I’m not sure but I think I heard Dad tell her that it was some kind of strange thing started years ago when the Red Wings would throw a dead squid or octopus or something on the ice during their away games.Â What is it with puerile sport behaviour?Â Â I hope its not a boy thing because I’m a boy and I don’t do stuff like that.
Mom is a member of the Alberta SPCA, an organization devoted to seeing that ALL animals in the province are humanely treated. That includes farm animals (of which we have quite a few).Â It somehow seems disrespectful and arrogant to be hucking raw meat around.Â Anyway, this is something I overheard her saying.
In happy news, I heard Dad tell Mom when she came home that the Carolina fans were singing the Canadian anthem at the beginning of the game. ThisÂ is cool.Â I know that during the Anaheim away games up here, our fans cheered all the way through the American anthem.Â That was nice to seeÂ too.Â Â I know she griped about the bad sportsmanship witnessed a few weeks ago but that must have been a momentary slip up in the sportmanship department.Â All this hockey stuff isn’t about country against country but justÂ a game. Duh.Â Even I know THAT!Â Did you know the Carolina goalie is from Sherwood Park? Just down the road from us.Â One of the Mighty Ducks, Fedoruk, has a niece in Nicole’s grade one class.Â Its a small world according to my Mom.Â She’s kinda smart so I’m not going to dispute it.Â Â (Sucking around for brownie points here Mom).
Â Something else Mom isÂ Â kind of worked up about is this issue of homegrown Muslim extremists in Ontario, plotting acts of terror against Canada.Â Â What the hell is that about?Â How can you be born and raised in this country and be so filled with hate against the western culture that you would want to do grevious harm to the people and the country?Â I think she’s practically foaming at the mouth about this stuff and will probably blog about it next week.Â She’s says she’s busy. And she’s going to be offline until Monday so it will have to just stew away in her brain. That’s normal though. Â I suspect her brain is quite a scary place, bubbling away with thoughts and idea, blog posts, and a ‘rich mental life’, whatever the heck that is!Â
Yeah, she says she’s busy but she still has time to give me a pedicure.Â Dang, I hate having my feet shaved.