Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tennis takes guts and tape

And we're back....unfortunately our basketball teams have all tanked in the NCAA tournament, so we're turning to tennis again. The Sony is on, and Serena's playing well in spite of clearly showing some age. All we know is that if we had that much tape on our thighs, we'd not be able to lift a leg. And for Bandit, that would be a problem.

Both Williams sisters will be close by next week and weekend for the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.  We're begging (yes, we're lowering ourselves to that) the staff to give us a ride up there. What could it hurt?

We heard the announcers say Serena isn't playing with gut any more. As it turns out, they didn't mean she wasn't tough or instinctive. They were discussing her racquet strings. The cats aren't really happy to hear that catgut is still used. We started to explain that catgut isn't from cats -- it can be from many different animals and is thought to be short for cattle gut.
But we decided not to tell them.

We like it when the arrogant cats are horrified. Maybe we'll tell them that Staffer Dad's tennis racquet is strung with gut from old fat Ozzie who died a few years ago.
That should send Skeeter reeling for a day or so.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

We love the madness

It's March Madness and we've been called out recently for not posting as much as we should.
Fair enough.

Here's the deal: Now that Bandit's blind, he can't watch the games and that makes a bracket tough to finish except when he's using the tried-and-true snackie-treat method (red treat - high seed, green treat- low seed....) to pick games.

Bandit can listen to the games, and he's developed an unhealthy dislike for certain announcers. For example, if it's a Dickie V game, we make the staff mute the sound. Otherwise Bandit just starts barking randomly. We've found the barking irritates the staff and gets Bandit a free trip to Staffer Dad's lap. Mission accomplished.

Staffer Mom won't let us leave the room while the Tar Heels are playing, so if the staff gets loud we start roaming the room like we need to go out. For a while, she thought we were faking...Bandit put a stop to that.
Now when we roam, the staff pauses the game and lets us take an outside break.

And yes, Bandit picked Wichita State. Shocker? Not so much. Those green snack bones are just better.