Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ziggy and the St. Louis Blues

Ziggy has always wanted to be a hockey player.  Really, it's true.  He doesn't talk about it much, but I think it's obvious in the way he acts.  For one thing, he's always practicing his body checks.  He loves to run around the house and body check other dogs or people.  Like some hockey players, he is ready to immediately defend himself if another dog tries to push him around.  And he spends quite a bit of time in his "penalty box", also known as a crate, as a result of his tough-guy hockey player attitude.  If Ziggy got to play hockey, I'm pretty sure he'd be the enforcer of the team. 

However since Ziggy is a dog, he can't play hockey.  But he was extremely excited to get to meet a real-life professional hockey player and get his picture taken with him.  Ziggy met Carlo Colaiacovo, and immediately tried to steal his jersey.  Once he realized he couldn't get away with that, he settled down and posed for a picture.  And now, that picture is going to be on a calendar being sold by the St. Louis Blues as part of their Pucks for Paws promotion. You can buy a calendar online here to support several area rescue groups. 

Now it's true that there are eleven other months of the calendar with eleven other adoptable animals, but in Ziggy's mind, this is his calendar.  His and Carlo's, that is.  So when he heard that Carlo would be signing autographs at the Pucks for Paws kickoff event, he decided that of course he should sign autographs as well.  This is why we spent thirty minutes yesterday with Ziggy's trainer, so he could learn how to pawtograph a calendar.  The event is this Sunday and hopefully it goes well.  Maybe a hockey fan will even be there looking to adopt a dog who loves hockey as much as they do!  If you're in the area and would like to come to the calendar kickoff event, find out details here.  Ziggy will be glad to sign his pawtograph for you.   


Ashton Keenan said...

Thats so cool! Ziggy, you are quite the superstar!

Stefanie said...

Go Ziggy! Body checks are the most fun - you really should get your own jersey and start a team! Can't wait til my calendar arrives!

Frankie Furter said...

Ziggy... you are gonna be in a CALENDAR??? WITH THAT HOCKeY GUY???? HOW cool is THAT.

I think that is just WONDERFUL. Be on your bestest behavior during the Pawtographing session. I have my paws Crossed fur somebuddy to see your CHARMS.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Ziggy this is so exciting, we love hockey at my house and you too. How can we get a copy complete with a pawtograph?

ps. Did you hear that a new bill has been introduced in Ontario that has all the parties represented in order to repeal the pit bull ban here. This means only approx. 2 more years max until you can come live with us here! Of course in the meantime hopefully Lauri will keep you and remind you to be nice to small dogs, big dogs, cats and children then we will be all set!

Macho (And Nicole!) said...

That's so exciting! And he looks so happy in that photo. I bet it will be a great calendar :)


Anonymous said...

Yay! Congratulations, Ziggy! You're gonna be even MORE famous than you are NOW!

And DFM, you make my heart all squishy with all the stuff you do to finds Ziggy his furever home.

Wiggles & Wags,

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

OMD, how furry exciting!
Congratulations, Ziggy :)

Barb said...

Very nice, Ziggy. You've come a long way with Laurie riding on your coattails. Pretty cool!

Kari in Vegas said...

way to go ziggy

Stop on by for a visit