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Saturday, September 25, 2010

X-Paws: Curse of the Billy Goat

As the Chicago Cubs finish up another disappointing season, we are left wondering – are they really cursed or do they just stink?

The Cubs Curse:  In 1945, a Chicago Cubs fan named William “Billy Goat” Sianis brought his pet goat to the World Series.  He presented his tickets, but was turned away because “his goat smelled”.  Outraged, he vowed that until Mr. Wrigley apologized to his goat the Cubs would be hexed and would never play in the World Series again.

Over the years, there have been sightings of old Gertie roaming the streets, shouting anti-cubs propaganda at tourists and children.  She also makes ghostly appearances behind the grill at the Billy Goat Tavern.

Why does it have to be so cold and dark, Josie Posie? 

Cause we are ghost-busting, Pip? 

I wish I had my pleather jacket. 

Zip it, Pip. Someone is coming.

OK, the coast is clear! What's our next move. 

Go home?

Pull yourself together, brother! We have work to do!

Wait a minute ...what is is that ...

Wholly cheeseburgers, Josie Posie, I smell cheeseburgers!

OK, let's go inside. We must blend in with the crowd. No barking.

I will have what she is having ...

That's what I am talking about. Liquid courage.


Ghost-busting is so much, especially the part where we drink lots of beer and eat 5 cheeseburgers. I wish Puddles was here ...

Catch me if you can, doggies! Hope you ain't Cubs fans!

Josie Posie, to the X-PAWS mobile. 

We need someone to push us BACK UP NOW - Alien, Puddles, Brother Roo, Frankie, Lucy somebody ...HELP!!
to be continued 



thedreadpiratejack said...

Blisterin Barnacles you two that sure be lookin like fun specially the cheeseburger and beer bit although I would be preferin a drop o' rum meself. I fink goats can be a bit scary wiv the pointy horns so do be careful out there. I be waitin wiv baited ( stinky according to 'she who finks she knows all' ) bref.
Wags 'n' Arrrr's

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

Cool episode!

I came up with the name Pip, just because I love it! :)

Feral Female said...

Oh man, one should NEVER insult a buck (billy goat)! We know that first hand!

Lu-Lu & Lucius

Maggie Mae said...


YOu and Josie stay right where you are
and I will helps you...just gots to find da keys to da Harley and I am on my way!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Order me a beer and a cheesburger, it be a long ride from NY to Chicago!

Zona said...

Oh my dogness... ghost bustin??? Good thing you have Josie wif you. She's very brave. Though I bet that liquid courage helped you feel a bit more comfortable with the ghosts. I do have to say I got a chuckle out of Josie scaring you in that foto. Hehee...

Can't wait to see who you con into... err... convince to push you home! If there are more beers and cheeseburgers, I'm happy to lend a paw. I has long legs which are good for running if we need to get away from that goat!


Minna Krebs said...

Oh my dogness!!! What have you two come up with??????

My momma is laughing so much and keeps going back to look at da piktur of you two in da X Paws Mobile!!! Priceless


road-dog-tales said...

We decided to cut off the cable TV 'cause we were spending too much time vegging in front of it and were wondering what we would do for entertainment! And now, Pip and Josie and X-Paws to the rescue! Fabulous!
The Road Dogs

sagechronicles said...

Goat bustin' sounds like fun! Especially when you get to have all those beers and yummy looking cheeseburgers. (burp)

K-9 Katastrophe said...
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K-9 Katastrophe said...

Oh no! Left hanging not knowing if you guys escaped!! Spooky!!!

Ruthie and the Katastrophes

Miss Kodee said...

Josie Posie is kind of cute Mr. Pip. I hope you both got a smidge of that hamBORGer lol!
<3 Miss Kodee

Frankie Furter said...

I'm on my way... Order my... burger and beer.
This is gonna be grrrrreat... as always with you and Josie Posey.

margaret said...

Wow, what an adventure! This is very suspenseful...

Those Elgin Pugs said...

{tunning to channel 87}

searching for service.....

I'm in diff locations today... 'da Josie checking for sighting of Gertie out 'dis way...


Josie Posie

3 doxies said...

Good gravies, I swears...I can't turn my back on you two furs nuttin...always gettin' in trubles when I not around.
Okays, lemme grab my holy waters and I'll goes pick up da rest of da crew. Oh and can you go ahead and orders me a beer too...make dat a keg.
Thanks, see ya'll soon.


Father Tom said...

Pip, I can't wait to find out what happens! I never heard the story about the goat and, by the way, I have a pleather jacket, too.

houndstooth said...

Darn it! Blogger keeps eating our comments today!

I'd say you two have a serious problem on your paws! I'll get Morgan and we'll see if we can get up there in time to give you some back up!

Those goats are no good! No good!


P.S. There are many mysteries I'd like to solve about Morgan! Feel free!

Minna Krebs said...

Lucy here........

I heard from MinnaK that you two were in a most precarious situation AGAIN! tsk...tsk..tsk..

Now, I have already placed a call via Verizon to my Avon product development lab to see if we can develop some type of GhostBusting serum.........

but, in the meantime, could I interest you in some Pawfectly Pink Polish??? I seem to have overstocked on this item....

HeeeHawww! Lucy

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is hilarious!! Love that video!! Let's hope everyone is rescued! Lots of love, Holly and mom

jen said...

Great story!!
I hope someone comes to get you 2 soon!!
If not just give us the word and Leroy will be there, but he'll need some of that liquid courage:)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

There is too much suspense for me to contain myself. I need to order snacks so I can stay tuned in and find out if there is a rescue

Chicas Libelulas said...

Wow !!
That is scary, Be carefull
SPongy & Licky

Roo said...

Pip and Josie you two rascally ruffians are at it again?! Tanglin with a goat no less. You do know that they eat anything including pleather jackets?

Please stay in the X mobile until help can arrive. Thinkin I hope we can all get there before my adventurous furiends get into one of their situations again,

sprinkles said...

I want a cheeseburger now!

Asta said...

that was a little scawy wif cuwses and ghosties and stuff, but ohhhhh the cheesebuwgew got my dwoolies going..I hope you got to eat the whole thing
smoochie kisses

Roscoe said...

Yu is braver den I am! But yu know if yus in twouble I will be I just hafa find a way dere and hafa find where yu at!

giant wet kisses,

Art and Sew Forth said...

Is this the beginning of a weekly dog opera??!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Pip, our Mom needed a good laugh tonight and you and Josie sure did succeed. Can't wait for the next part.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Remington said...

That was fantastic! Great job! I can't wait to see more!

Neeko said...

Hey Mr. Pip :o)

This is such a Grrrrreat episode of the X-Paws!
You and Miss Josie look like you have it together.
Mm-mm... I can just smell that yummy Cheezborger!
I do not know Beer though cuz I'm still a minor remember?
Sounds like Puddles is in for that ;o)

Be careful with that mean goat though. She's got powers!!!

Neeko :o)

Lorenza said...

Did you two come face to face with Billy the Goat?? OMD! I can't wait to see the next episode!
Kisses and hugs

Miley said...

What happened? I MUST know! Are you too OK?
I've never met a goat but if they go "neah" in the night they must be scary!!!

Can't wait till the next episode! Are they weekly? Daily? Monthly? Whenever-ly?

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Mr. Pip...sorry I missed getting around to visit yesterday...Mom and Dad went to a wedding left me home.

What a great post and story we love mom wants a hambuger,
Hugs Madi

Anny said...

cizburgerss cizburgerss.. yumyummmmmms... urmm urmm.. hang in there Pipster & Josie... Puds is on her wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...

woofs & licks,

Wyatt said...

You two are so brave! To be out ghost busting this close to Halloween! I'm sure the beer and burgers really helped.


Chewy said...


I think the cubs are cursed personally. Like the Red Sox they will overcome it!


Kirby said...

Hey Pip!
I believe with a cheeseburger like that you can kick any billy goat's -ss!!! Go dude!!!!


George the Lad said...

Ghost busting, you two sure are brave, or is it that the beers got to you!!! I'll be following, to see how you get on
See Yea George xxx

Wilma said...

Cheeseborger!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No Coke, Pepsi!
That Josie is just fearless.Good work guys!

Those Elgin Pugs said...


It's me's!! Josie Posie's bro!!
Me saw'd it!! It was at 'da Pug Jammers!!

Me got scared... I mean.. Ummm me's not scared at alls...

okays... see yous...

Anakin Man

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! X-Paws that's funny. Yes we are disappointed about the CUBS too. Josie was asking for a burger at the Pug event. Yes we are disappointed about the CUBS too. Went to Wrigley yesterday and disappointed of my photos so posted different one. Hope you check it out n sent you an email too. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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