Jeter: It is time for the NCAA Tournament! I am all ready to run under the bed if Duke isn’t playing well. Mommy is a big Duke fan.
Alanis: I love college basketball! But I wonder why they shoot the ball into that basket? Whenever a ball is thrown to me, I do everything in my power to KEEP it. Why give it away so willingly?
Jeter: That is how they score points. Any teams with dog names? I hear 90% of colleges use the Bulldog as their mascot.
Alanis: No retrievers?
Jeter: Maryland-Baltimore County is known as the Retrievers! Too bad they don’t play basketball very well.
Alanis: Oh well. I guess I will just pick the team with the cutest mascot.
Jeter: That’s shallow! I am going with the team that will cause me the least stress – Duke!
Alanis: I don’t get stressed over much of anything. I need to pick a different team than you. I will go with Northern Kentucky!
Jeter: Say what?
Alanis: They have a 15 next to their name. Kentucky only has a 2. Seems like a safe bet to me!
Jeter: Alright, then.
Alanis: Northern Kentucky FTW!
Jeter: I will just leave you to your silly fantasies. Notice how neither of us picked Daddy’s team? (Michigan)
Alanis: Well, they are the Wolverines…and we come from wolves…too bad we would never pick anything associated with Daddy.
Jeter: Josh had a blue Duke collar – it is in the basket of collars Mommy keeps.
Alanis: Josh had that collar forever!
Jeter: He was a dedicated Duke fan – even had a Duke leash. OK, I am out of here – we need to submit our picks into Daddy’s pool. And no, we are NOT picking Northern Kentucky!
Me: March Madness may just be my favorite time of the year – I even take the first two days of the tournament off from work. The games are usually crazy, and nerve-wrecking. As always, if you are having company or are going to have food out, just pay attention to your dogs to make sure nothing goes awry. Enjoy the games!