Pause for paws.

Just hanging out with Mack this morning watching my two very favorite English Premier League teams play each other…

I’ve loved Arsenal for the last thirty years. They’re my favorite soccer team of all-time. Hands down. When Leceister City won promotion to EPL back in 2014, I decided the Foxes would be my bottom of the table team. I would cheer Arsenal to battle for championships and pull for Leceister to stay up in the top flight.

Imagine my shock when my lower-level team wins the Premier League championship the very next season in 2015/16. And so far this season, Leceister is sitting up in third behind Liverpool and Manchester City and my “top of the table team” is floundering in sixth place.

Leicester continued their great form and beat Arsenal today 2-0. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโšฝ๏ธโค๏ธ

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Pumpkin patch pop-up.

We noticed there was another little pop-up pumpkin patch at the Montessori School atop the hill at the end of street this morning…

Oscar and Mack really seemed to enjoy sniffing all the pumpkins. I think they stopped to sniff each and every pumpkin. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

Shhh… we’re resting…

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FC Cincinnati versus Toronto FC.

This evening our FC Cincinnati played host to Michael Bradley’s Toronto FC. But first, we stopped at Mac’s Pizza Pub for their special $5 matchday pizza…

And I wanted a grilled cheeses with some waffle fries…

And when we were done eating, we walked over to Nippert Stadium to watch our FC|C play those hosers from up north…

Jozy Altidore didn’t play in this match. I’m not even sure if he traveled with the team to Cincinnati. And that’s fine. I’ve always thought that he wasย really overrated. We saw him play against the Crew in Columbus. And he was just as underwhelming in person as he is with the national team.

But even terribly overrated players can scorch you when they’re left totally unmarked just outside of the 18. Like when FC|C was playing Toronto up in Canadia.ย 

Here we go…

There were fans at Nippert who booed every time Michael Bradley touched the ball. I found it to be incredibly disrespectful with all he’s done on the USMNT. I think he’s one of the better, more consistent players that our national team has had lately…

And FC Cincinnati lost 5-1. It’s just been painful.

We grabbed an Uber back to Northside Tavern for a drink…

And then we came home and walked the dogs…

It was a pretty fun evening if you take out the 5-1 loss. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฅชโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

Oscar and Mack love hanging out under our dining room table like it’s their special dog fort or something…

And we played in our backyard for a while this evening…

Ugh. Our backyard is just… ugh. But it was still a really fun Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

After Genifer left this morning, the dogs couldn’t figure out why I was still home and she wasn’t. They sat by the door waiting for her to come back…

Later, we hung out in the backyard for a couple of hours…

After then we went upstairs so Oscar could take a nap…

Mack sat by the window and watched the world outside…

It was pretty awesome to have a boys day with the dogs. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

Mack isn’t allowed in our master bathroom because he just gets into too much stuff. But whenever we’re in the bathroom, he’ll sit right in the doorway with one defiant foot on the bathroom tile…

Oscar was half under the sofa with just his booty sticking out. But then he decided to get up on the sofa and was sitting like a sir…

They are a couple of pretty funny guys. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

Mack thought he heard something or saw something down the hill on our walk and he stopped to check it out. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

Mack and Oscar trapped upstairs as we’re getting ready to head out into the snow for their walk. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

While we were packing to get ready to go to Michigan, Mack was playing with toys…

And Oscar and I just hung out…

What a couple of silly heads. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ