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February 4, 2013

The Beggin Pet Parade: Brought To You By Murphy’s Law

Now, I am just an ordinary man, but I do sort of have a superpower.  I can ruin “foolproof” plans, break “indestructible” objects and fail at tasks that “no one could possibly mess up.”  Murphy’s Law states, “Anything that can go wrong will

Now, I am just an ordinary man, but I do sort of have a superpower.  I can ruin “foolproof” plans, break “indestructible” objects and fail at tasks that “no one could possibly mess up.”  Murphy’s Law states, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”  A modified version of that law should state, “Anything that CAN’T go wrong, will go wrong… but only if Will is involved.”

Exhibit A: We left the snow behind in Chicago and the weather called for a brisk, clear parade day in St. Louis.  But of course, as soon as we got to St. Louis it started snowing!

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“Will, I blame you for this.”

Exhibit B: My camera broke ten minutes after we got to the parade!  A known manufacturer error decided to rear its head at the worst time imaginable.  That means I don’t have nearly as many photos as I hoped to get.  The good news is that, like usual, Eko saved the day.  His camera was a workhorse and we have a lot of great footage to sort through.  I’m hoping the video makes up for the lack of photos.

Eko also came through on costume ideas.  Everyone was expecting us to show up as a dog and a human, but instead we showed up as…

Pet-friendly adventure

A dog and a human!  Wait, I think we have the wrong masks on…

Pet friendly events

My camera lasted just long enough to snap this photo of a twenty foot tall race-car-treat-shopping-cart.  To put the day in perspective, this was the most normal thing we saw all day

The photos were a bust, but I have big plans for the video this Friday and I’m hoping it will be worth the wait.  Despite all obstacles, the parade was such a blast and Eko absolutely loved all the attention.  It was so cool to once again see a city come out to celebrate its four-legged citizens.  Can’t wait to put together this video to share the day with everyone in its full glory!  Time for Eko and I to hit the road – see you back in Chicago.  

Comments for The Beggin Pet Parade: Brought To You By Murphy’s Law

  1. Murphys Law isn’t fair – who is this Murphy? I’m glad the Eko saved the day with his Eko-Cam … can’t wait till friday… I’ll bet its GRRRRReat!

  2. sorry about the mishaps but knowing you it will all be fine!! Can’t wait to see the video!

  3. Mustang.Koji says:

    It wasn’t a bust for photos!

  4. Boomdeeadda says:

    It’s a shame about your darn camera but your giant smile and funny photo there more than made up for it. Safe travels.

  5. raisingdaisy says:

    Glad you had so much fun anyway! Yep, that second version of Murphy’s Law lives in our house too – we gotta find someone to exorcise it! 😉

  6. emma says:

    We love technology but why does it always seem to fail us at the absolute worst times! Hope the video comes out good, looking forward to it 😉

  7. Yay, I’m excited to see the video on friday. Can’t wait.

  8. Looking forward to the video. Eko’s mask is hilarious 😀 He really does have to put up with an awful lot from you, doesn’t he. Good boy Eko!

  9. Sorry to hear about the camera.
    Eko’s costume is cool even tho you can’t see his eyes.
    Looking forward to the video.

  10. Marcela says:

    I love your adventures:)

  11. Steven/Buddy says:

    Sorry to hear about your camera. But like you said, what could go wrong does. You said Eko has a Doggie camera, I take it that its a POV camera? What model, and how do Eko and you like it ? I been looking around for one, and found one that’s under $70, shock resistance from 3 feet and water proof to about 4 feet. So just wanted to see what you have to say about yours.
    Buddy and and couldnt make it .
    But we are glad to hear you guys had fun and can’t wait to see your pictures.

  12. Awww I love the costumes!!!!!! Hilarious! P.S- I am doing a ancient dog event where you can enter your dog and if he gets picked by random.org he gets a whole post dedicated to him on my blog. Look at my post for more info. You should enter Eko!

  13. Gizmo says:

    the look on Eko’s face in the first photo is priceless…keeping us in suspense all week are you Will? you know we’re all dying to see the video…

  14. rjmunster says:

    notice you guys play at Wiggly Field (or at least it looks like Wiggly Field!) ever make the trek over to the south end of Lincoln Park? By the history museum? Bowie would love to play!

  15. Jorie says:

    What a cute idea for a parade! Can’t wait to see what you come up with on Friday

  16. onebluedog says:

    Yay for Eko saving the day! I can’t wait to see the video and I just love your costumes 😀

  17. Can’t wait to see the Eko-cam videos. Don’t feel too bad — at least you can blame your “fail” on the manufacturer. I’m usually the one without an SD card in the camera at once-in-a-lifetime occasions. :p

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