Friday, January 2, 2009

The Sky Is Falling - We Hope

Hi Everybuddy -

We've been busy this morning. It all began when I saw Meeka outside:

What do you suppose he's doing? I watched for awhile then decided he needed help:





"Meeka - what are we looking for?"



He needed a break so he explained. Apparently there are some very odd customs in our country for New Year's Eve celebrations. I'm sure you've all heard about the giant glass ball that drops in Times Square, New York. Evidently that's not the only thing that gets dropped. In Key West, Florida they drop a Pirate! Woo! I'm going to have to warn my buddy Maverick the Pirate to avoid that city on New Year's Eve! We don't want him to get dropped from the sky. In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania they drop a 25 pound Peep. Peeps are those wonderful marshmallow things that appear around Easter. Apparently the Bethlehem Peep is made out of fiberglass and not marshmallow though. In Ohio they drop a 600 fish and an 18 pound sausage.....now THAT is one I'd like to see! In North Carolina they drop a 3 foot glowing pickle. We know that's the truth because our Grandmom verified it. They also drop a 1,250 pound acorn. We should let our good friend Khyra know about that. Maybe she can get rid of the pesky squirrels that have invaded her yard. But the one that really caught our attention was Wisconsin. Those folks drop a giant hunk of cheese! That's right - cheeeeese! According to our calculations taking into consideration wind speed and the rotation of our planet, Meeka thinks we should see it pretty soon. Come on over - we'll share!

23 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

They drop a pikhkle in the town that Thor and Markho Polo are from!

They drop a white rose 'here'

Hmmmm - woo are khorrekht - I need to get a giant akhorn so I khan skhwash the skhwirrels!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Eduardo said...

So awesome! We have a giant ball that gets dropped here as well(augusta, ga) Its 15ft this was our frist year doing it!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Jan's Funny Farm said...

WEll, if you see any cheese falling in your area, we hope there is a wind to blow some this way.

The Thundering Herd said...

The only thing that fell here was us - we fell asleep before midnight. chuckle.

Lacy said...

w00f's, heehee me didnt c what dropped, me wuz to busy in the chat pawty wiff all the pups and huffle to c..

b safe,
~rocky~

Painter Pack said...

I wuv cheese! I don't know what they drop in Tennessee, but in GA they drop a big Peach! But cheese sounds much better! Yummy!!

Mya Boo Boo

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

We're afraid of what they drop here in Pottstown, so maybe we'll stay inside today. that cheese sure sounds tasty though!

The OP Pack said...

We heard that somewhere they dropped a giant chicken nugget into a bit pot of syrupy goo. Now that might be a good catch.

Woos, the OP Pack

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Yum! Cheese! We're close to Wisconsin, maybe the wind will blow it this way.

Princess Eva

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I like the idea of the cheese and meat drops. I need to go there. I don't think there are any drops in Seattle, just fireworks.

Steve

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

That's it! I am moving to Wisconsin. I am pretty sure I can convince John and Kelly to move there too. They eat alot of cheese.

Swiss or Cheddar, or my favorite, Gouda-just cause of the name.

mmmmmmmm, Cheeze

Ozzie

Tracey and Huffle said...

Since my ham rations are not as big as I would like, I could consider cheese as a snack. I'll be right over.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Randi Lyn A. said...

MMMMMM.... we love cheese!!!

Happy New Year!!
Kayla and Maebe

Lorenza said...

Hi, Echo!
What is that thing of humans dropping things for New Year?? Hmmm....
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Saint Lover said...

We're in Ohio and havent heard of the sausage or fish, but will certainly have to look out for them next year.

Happy New Year!

Stella said...

If you guys get the cheese, then we can go to Huffles and he can chop up his ham and make us omelets, they are furry good in case you don't know!

Kisses,
Stella

Sandy Weaver Carman said...

Sausag and fish and cheese...oh, my!

Round these parts, they drop a giant peach at midnight. Peach drop fun facts are here http://www.peachdrop.com/about.html just in case you're interested.

Our four Siberians and I are much more interested in catching that gigantic cheese in Wisconsin and that sausage in Ohio. Just gotta find where they drop Ritz crackers and we'll have a great party...and you're all invited!!

The Army of Four said...

Mom is drooling over the peep. I'm fantasizing about the CHEESE! All they do here is blow off loud things.
Play bows,
Zim

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

Happy New Year Friendzees! oh it has been so long since we could trot over and share in ya'lls adventures which, are like the best and we love the education segments Echo wow who know pikkles are dropped and all the other things...

well to add to the wierdness in our city San Antonio TX instead of something dropping the countsown or should we say up ~ is the elevator in the Tower of Americus to reach the top and then the fireworks light up the sky as it flashes the year fur us to remember but we think we would like to pikkles since we like them but we would enjoy the cheese too!

Lots of love licks
can't wait to come back and catch up on ya'lls adventures

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there Echo and Meeka~
I'm with you the Cheese Drop has to be the best of them all. Hmmm, maybe I need to start a Livergreat Drop tradition here. Whaddya think?
Your pal,
Summi

Kodak the Eskie said...

We loved your blog about what people drop. Mommy had a college friend from Bethlehem, NJ and she is not surprised that they drop peeps! But of course, living in Minnesota, we live close to the cheeseheads in wisconsin and know they would certainly drop a load of cheddar whenever they can.

Hugs, Kodak

One of the pack said...

Pickles and cheese. Good news report. We're off to investigate. Did you get samples as the news reporters?

The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr ECHO
they drop a pirate Harrrrr. that is so not cool Harrrrr. Yer Cap'n is not going to Florida during the new year Harrrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate