Thursday, January 21, 2010

THANK YOU ARMY OF FOUR

THANK YOU AMBER, DAVE, STORMY & ZIM
Hey Hounders,
Y'all might remember a little college football game played back on December 12th, and y'all might remember that we made a bet with the Army Of Four (AO4) guys out at Fort Riley, Kansas, and y'all might remember that the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy were triumphant over the Kaydets of West Point. Well last Saturday our doorbell rang and we all barked to wake dad up to go see who was at the door. Dad opened the door in time to see the UPS man driving away. But there on our front porch he found a package which he promptly brought into the house. We quickly recognized that the package was from Ms. Gerri at Happy Hearts Cookies. We made dad open it up and with Sophie's help he found a card fro our Army brat buddies. Dad laid out the contents of the box and got some photographic documentation for us to share with you. Unfortunately, for you, we can't share the Happy Hearts via the blog. We each had a n individual cookie with our name on it, well each of us except Abby. But there was a big cookie with "GO ARMY, GO NAVY" on it and, since it was bigger than our name cookies, Abby was more than happy to accept it as her name cookie. Now even though there was a winner of the game there were no losers on Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on game day. All of the players have made a commitment to their country to serve as officers in the Army and the Navy. We should thank them all for their service. We send a sincere thank you to the AO4 and their mom and dad for their service and for sending us the Happy Heart Cookies.
OBTW, here's a GReat story to go along with our thanks to the AO4:

A guy walks into a bar in Philadelphia wearing an Army football jersey and carrying a cat that is also wearing an Army jersey. The guy says to the bartender, "Can my cat and I watch the Army-Navy game here, my TV at home broke down and my cat and I always watch the game together."

The bartender replies, "Normally, cats wouldn't be allowed in my bar, but it's not very busy in here right now, so you and the cat can have a seat at the end of the bar. But if there's any trouble with you or the cat, I'll have to ask you to leave." The guy agrees and he and his cat start watching the game.

Pretty soon Army manages to kick a field goal and the excited cat jumps up on the bar, walks all the way down and gives everyone a high five. The bartender says, "Wow, that's pretty cool! What does he do for a touchdown?
The guy answers, "I don't know, I've only had him for 3 years."

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8 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I started drooling when I read your post from the other day about khollekhting your winnings!

Happy Hearts are one pawesome prize!

I KNOW JBJ and Loki The Retardo are in agreement!

But of khourse, their Wild Dingo Dad is a Naval Akhademy Grad!

That was furry nice of The A04 to send such a tasty payup!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

JackDaddy said...

Well remind me not to bet against you. I would go broke buying cookies for the whole gang! :)

Bob said...

Happy Hearts, Happy Hearts. Happy Hearts !!!!! we love Happy Hearts, from Ms.Gerri ,what a great prize.
Everyone looks so happy in those photos, and why not??? Did we say we love Happy Hearts ????


Hamish & Sophie

Fred said...

Too funny! I should find some Aubs to bet with next year before the big Roll Tide game.

The Army of Four said...

We are so glad you guys are enjoying your cookies! We couldn't agree more when you said,
"there were no losers on Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on game day"!
Tail wags,
Storms

Clive said...

What fantastic cookies!

That was such a lovely present.

take care
Clive

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I think betting on sporting events for Happy Hearts cookies should be a more common practice, especially if your team is good.

Steve

Huffle Mawson said...

What an excellent prize to win in a bet! You should have got some Huffle cookies though :)

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