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May 27, 2011

My PEEPS ON PARADE Post


Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Everyone.  
Well, this is it. 
Here's my Entry for Peeps on Parade.

First Up:  Dad
     My dad was a law enforcement officer for 33 years!  His human name is Stan.  He's my inspiration as Blogville Chief of Police.  He taught me everything I know.  When he finished his career he was a Sergeant in the Sheriff's Department for my county!  That's how I got my name!  It's like calling me Junior.  He's Big Sarge and I'm Little Sarge.  Now, Dad is retired.  He had to retire so he would have all day, every day for me.
     Dad's biggest hobby/talent is hunting and fishing.  He loves camping too.  Especially if I go along!!  He likes to hunt deer, turkey, bear, and mushrooms!  YUMMY   He's a great fisherman too.
     Our favorite thing to do together is SWIM.  We both love the water and he is pawesome to go swimmie with.  He throws my water stick for me and we swim like fish!!
     Something serious and special about Dad is that he once saved the life of a nine year old girl who got hurt on a playground.  The dogtor said without him, she would have died.
     Something funny and special about my dad is that he is an honest-to-goodness Cradle Robber!  Pretty funny for a career law man!  Yup, he stole Mom right from her cradle...well that's a slight exaggeration, but he is...are you ready for this...brace yourselves...are you sitting down...24 years older than her!   BOL   BWAR HAR HAR    They have a lot of laughs about this!   Another fascinating fact about Dad is that he breaks things.  That's right, he breaks lots of things.  Mostly tools...especially anything with a handle.  Then he keeps them!!   Our basement is full of shovel heads, rake handles, hoe pieces, etc.
     So, there you go.  That's my beloved DAD.  He's the greatest peep ever!

Next up:  Mom
     My mom used to work in transporation doing things like dispatching trucks and being a safety manager.  Her human name is Lori.  She also worked in human resources, which I don't really pretend to understand.  Now she works for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  My territory.  She is a retirement counselor which means she helps people stop working so they have more time to devote to their pets!   We can all appreciate that idea!! BOL
     Her favorite hobby is reading, but she also loves to swim, camp and fish.  She can play the flute, though she really hasn't done that too much since college.  It hurts my ears something fierce, so I'm glad she sorta stopped!  BOL BWAR HAR HAR
     Our favorite thing to do together is walk.  She likes to walk and I LOVE to walk...it's a twofer!  She likes to walk really fast which is totally cool to me.
     Something serious and special about Mom is that when she was really young, she was sort-of an apprentice to a veterinarian.  She started in the 5th grade and spent many Saturdays and Summer days in the office and out in the field with a dogtor.  She once saw him do mouth-to-mouth and save a baby lamb that was born not breathing.
     Something funny and special about Mom is that she can whistle an olive.  Yes, you read that right!  She can take one of those big, black olives, put it up to her lips, blow, and make an actual whistle.  I don't have the foggiest idea how she discovered this...or why.  BOL   It is kinda entertaining!  She's also a closet Star Trek fan.  Teeheeeheeee.   Don't laugh.  Some of your Peeps probably are too!

Anyway.  There you go.  The skinny on my Peeps.   And to top it off, here are the pix:

Just kidding! 
(Thanks Gary Larson.)



Dad, Big Sarge, at work.

Dad, retired.  Nice fishy!


Mom with me.

Mom, with a minnow!

I hope you enjoyed this peek at my peeps.  I can't wait to read all of your posts! 
Thanks for playing along with my big event.

BTW:  DON'T FORGET PIP'S BIG SUPERHERO PARTY ON THE 30th!

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

42 comments:

Mango said...

That was very interesting and chock full of facts about your peeps. Send your momma here because I wicked totally want my peeps to retire and they say they will never ever be able to. What the heck? I like the mom with a minnow photo the best.

As for the age difference... hmmm... 24 years is a loooong time when you are maybe like 10 years old and 34 years old, but I think as the humans get older those differences are not so important.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Sarge, I loved reading about your peeps! I will be posting mine tomorrow. Gosh, I can certainly see that you are a chip off the old block - just like your dad. I know you would save a little girl, too, if given the chance!

My mom has had lots of different jobs, too. Both of your parents are heroes - your dad saving the little girl and your mom saving the lamb! Wow! I like to eat black olives, does this count?

Love the pictures!

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter said...

VERY well pawed Sarge!! And guess what.. Ronnii and Uji's Dad was a KLINGON!! MY mom was all Squeeeeeee over that... beclaws you know that both of our moms LOVE STAR TREK!!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! very nice to meet n know your peeps. Fishing is a great way to do when retired ... my mom would love to do that too. Happy Friday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Finn said...

Love your peeps story! I just posted one about my peeps too - what a great idea for a parade!

dogsmom said...

Just stopping by to say hi. No post from this household cuz the mom is too tight to spill. She thinks her secrets are not exciting. Her life revolves around providing meals for the 4 legged household members and scooping...well, you know what comes after you eat.
She promises to read all the posts and maybe learn to be more interesting.

Oskar said...

Yep, I agree with Pip, you're a chip off the old block. I enjoyed knowing more about your peeps & I have my post up now!

Thanks for hosting such a great event!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Corbin said...

Great post about your parents! My mom is looking to retire... but she's only 26, do you think your mom can help her? BOL! I'd love for her to be home very day!
-Corbin

Jazzi said...

Very interesting bout your peeps Sarge!! This will be fun to learn the 411 on everyone. We will post ours tonight!!

wags
Jazzi

Remington said...

I love learning about your family! Have a great weekend!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Sarge, what a wonderful post about your peeps....it was grand meeting them.

We send y'all our love.

Corbin said...

I just put my post up!
-Corbin

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Awww, you have two great peeps, Sarge. We send our thanks to your Dad for his outstanding service. His job is not an easy one, and we are sure he had many scary experiences. We think him for helping to keep our world safe. Our Mom likes to walk too, but we think she just keeps getting slower and slower.

Have a great weekend - we hear some pup may be coming to visit.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber-Mae said...

Thank you for telling us about your hoomies! They sure are great people. Me say, who cares if your dad is 24 years older than your mom. The most important thing is that they love & care for each other. My hoomie Melissa has been interested in a 43 year old man for a very long time & she knows he's interested in her too. Melissa is only 20. He lives very far away thought but I'm sure they'll be able to meet each other some day.

George the Lad said...

Hey Sarge
Great post you have two very special peeps, I can now see you follow your dad ;) There 9 years between mom and dad, the main thing is they love each other, I can see this being a big avent in blogland thanks for hosting it.
You will have to wait another 3 hours before my post go's on.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

George the Lad said...

Wow blogger let me comment,they must have sorted it

scotsmad said...

Fun family, Sarge----and interesting. We might try that olive thingy. what a hoot!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra &Bella

Rubie said...

Hey Sarge - my post is now up. I waited till Saturday here in Australia before posting because if I did it yesterday it would have been way too early!

I loved your peeps post...my dad is 19 years older than my mum - so your peeps win!! It's funny though - my dad is pretty young for his age (so all the peeps say).

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Hi Sarge, I came over from mango's blog and thought that your contest sounds pretty cool! My Mom's dad is a police guy too. Also her Mom and stepdad are 10 years apart, like Mango said age differences change as we grow older. Hope we can be friends! (perhaps you can help me stop being so naughty!)

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

we posted our POP! thanks, sarge! have a fun weekend!

Mr. Pip said...

Hey Sarge! My peeps post is up. This is SO MUCH fun reading about everyone's peeps! Thanks for hosting this great event.

Your pal, Pip

Boo's Mom said...

OK, Sarge. I almost NEVER play along with blog activities, but something about you made me want to do it. So, I did! Melissa http://darbysdaily.blogspot.com/

Mack said...

This is awesome! We loved hearing about your peeps. Mom is now thinking about a post on her and dad she can help me with this weekend!!!

Have a great loooong weekend,
Mack

Schnauzer Days said...

Hey Sarge, our Peeps Post is up too now! What fun, the human said she'll spend tonight reading all about everyone, can't wait! Dex & Lou xxx

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sarge this is our second time trying to leave a comment!!! Blogger has been a pain this whole 2 weeks!!! Loved hearing all about your peeps!! There is 19 years difference between me and my Hubby too. Only I am older then him!!! LOL
Age really doesn't seem to matter with us either.
I think you have great peeps Sarge, thank you for sharing with us!!!!!!! Thanks for coming to visit Sarge, we love your company!!
Our berries are very special to us too!!
xx, Bambi & Fern

Dee . . . . . said...

Hi Sarge! Our peeps post is up now too! Love your idea and glad to play along, it's great to 'meet' your peeps !

Hugs
Dee
xx

Berts Blog said...

Hey Sarge, I can't beleive I havn't come by before. You have a great blog and I am glad I found it.

I think your idea is cool so I'll ask my Vickie to do it. I think she is cool but she thinks I am the cool one in the family so she doesn't talk much about the rest of them.

Good to meet ya dude

Bert

Asta said...

Sawge
Thank you fow doing this and letting to get to know youw wondewful family
Hmmm, goog thing youw Sawge Dad didn't get awwested fow wobbing that cwadle..I think pwobably , youw bootiful Mom gave him an alliby ow something.
I'm so glad they bof get to do so many things wif you.
They must be wondewful peeps to have jobs helping so many hooman and fuwwkids too.
I just posted my vewsion of Peeps on Pawade.
I hope you'we swimming and eating and wunning and having lots of fun this weekend
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Maggie Mae said...

Sarge,

Thank you SO much fur lettin' us get to know your most wunderful mom and dad! My Peeps On Parade post is tomorrow!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Wyatt said...

Sarge-
Just love the story of your peeps!! Now we know why you are the 'Sarge'!! Okay, you have to do a 'youtube' of your mom doing the olive whistle!!
BOL

Wyatt and Stanzie

P.S. we did our 'peeps on parade' post today too!

Lorenza said...

Sarge!
Know I know where you skills come from!
Thanks for sharing your Peeps with us!
They are pawesome!
Happy weekend
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome post!

Nothing wrong with the khradle robbin' thing!

Things happen fur reasons!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Sarge
I came to read about you and your peeps.
I have never met you, but I think your peeps are heros in my eyes.
And the olive trick-- how pawsome
love
tweedles

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hi Sarge,

Hope you and Frankie are having a great time together. Just wanted to let you know that we have a Peps of Parade post ready to go IF blogger will cooperate and let us get it up. Thanks for a very fun event.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Raising Addie said...

It's a pleasure to meet you Sarge! Sagira sent us over.

Special thanks to your dad and his commitment to the police force. That is a tough job! That is really neat that he saved a little girls life.

That is really neat that your mom works for the Commonwealth of PA. Our mom and dad are from Pittsburgh :)

We loved getting to know you! Very cool event!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Sagira said...

Thanks for hosting Peeps on Parade. Was a lot of fun. :)

Okay...I requesting a video of this olive whistling! LOL

ArtemisiaFSS said...

You has very interesting peeps. I is still BOL about your Dad being a Cradle Robber.

I got Mommy to let me participate in Peeps on parade, you can read about my peeps here http://alasandra2003.blogspot.com/2011/05/peeps-on-parade.html

~Fenris

Cyber-sibes said...

Great idea, Sarge. woo have two khool peeps there!

We posted our Peeps on Parade too - woo can visit out blog here:
http://sscyber-sibes.blogspot.com/2011/05/view-from-moo-moomorial-day.html

a-roos to yous!
jack & moo

FiveSibesMom said...

Love your costume! And that cake looks yummy too! So great to read about your hu-parents. The FiveSibes' hu-dad spent 25 years in law enforcement too, so that makes you and the Sibes "brothers & sisters" of sorts! Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day.

rottrover said...

Hi Sarge!! Our lazy mom finally put up our postie. It has been so fun getting to know everyone's peeps! Thanks for hosting this. See you at Pip's pawty!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Zona said...

Sarge, I am so late to your posts!!!! We had company this weekend and internet troubles.... it's been crazy!!!! I am going to do my peeps post today - better late than never! I LOVED reading about your two-leggers! Our dad's have similar interests but my papa has a little while to go before retirement. I know this because they talk about it ALL THE TIME! Hehe...

Wags,
Your MIA Bestest Girl,
Zona

the booker man said...

sarge!

i looooved readin' about your daddy (the real stan! teehee!) 'n mama! how cool that you are named after your daddy! oh, and my mama's a star trek fan, too!
i'm so bummed that i didn't get to do peeps on parade! it was crazy go nuts busy at my house with memorial day plus my mama AND daddy had birthdays that weekend! anywho, i hope that i can do it next year...maybe i should just start pawin' next year's postie now, huh? BOL!

*woof*
the booker man