Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Origins of George

My brother Hoody sent me a cell phone video this weekend that he took of my sister Laura and brother-in-law Jeff’s grandson, Grant. He’s learning to walk and they joked all weekend that they discovered the origins of George:

So, I would like to make it known that I’m not using a walker because I’m getting old and feeble. I’m just trying to recreate my youth. :)

IMG_7319My George doesn’t look nearly as entertaining as his…
  

IMG_7322Unless, of course, you add a little white dog with a mohawk to it.
  

IMG_7320Poor Riley doesn’t enjoy George all that much. It took a few tries to get this terrified look off of his face.

If you can’t tell, he’s swearing at me with his eyes.

Either that, or he’s doing his best Mr. T impression of, “I pity the fool.”

The things I put that poor dog through in the name of blogging.

21 comments:

  1. Grant does have a very cool looking walker, maybe you could add some decals to George.

    Riley does not look to happy on George. I have never seen a dog with such an expressive face as Riley.

    I think of what Oliver Hardy often said to Stan Laurel, a comedy team before you time, "This is another nice mess you've got me in to."


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  2. I think Riley should just be thankful that you haven't hooked him up to George like a sled dog! Maybe we can add some bells and horns to George to make it more entertaining for you. I'm sure that would make Riley feel even more affection toward it!

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  3. I love those mini georges!

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  4. he does seem to cut me a lot of slack :)

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  5. I love that you try to blame it on blogging!

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  6. ok, you got me. it's really out of sheer boredom :) [and maybe a little orneriness, but i'd never admit to that...]

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  7. i love the cute little guy pushing mini george!

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  8. i have hooked his leash up to it when someone comes to the door and he does NOT find it amusing...

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  9. oh, i know who laurel and hardy are... and that is the PERFECT saying! and yes, that dog has MANY expressions... i rarely have to wonder what he's thinking!

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  10. wow. i thought george sounded lame, but bertha takes the cake!!!

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  11. you may be right... and he got some, trust me! ;)

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  12. Oh, tell Nolan that's a great idea! I'm trying to imagine the mess I'd make of trying to just dye the mohawk...

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  13. he is a great sidekick... i'd have gone crazy a long time ago without him, that's for sure!

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  14. Oh, I can't wait to see a photo of Boo looking tough :)

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  15. I never really thought about what that makes me... I think it sounds like I should be in the South wearing funny hats and sipping lemonade on my veranda.

    Sounds like fun to me!!!

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  16. I didn't think of the Mr. T thing until I saw the photo on the computer, otherwise I wouldn't thrown a few necklaces on him :)

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  17. he's like the white Mr. T :)

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  18. Robynn's RavingsMay 26, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    I think we should dub the little one George Junior or George of the Jungle - looks pretty wild! 'Course, Riley looks pretty wild with his 'hawk!

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  19. isn't that hilarious? i think there was a lot of joking about me this weekend despite the fact i wasn't there :)

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  20. Do you ever get going so fast that you have to use the breaks?

    And do you ever get one wobbly wheel--like those annoying shopping carts?

    (These are the walker related questions that keep me up at night.)

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  21. On a totally unrelated note...
    Have you ever checked out postcardsfromyomomma.com ?

    If not, you should. It's quite funny.

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