Grandpa Eats a Snack

"Remember when" stories of the family

This happened on Ninth Street, but when is unclear. Late one night, Grandpa had returned perhaps from a Knights of Columbus event. Everyone in the house was abed.

The next morning, around the breakfast table, Grandpa remarked about how tasty the sandwich meat he’d dusted off last night had been. It was covered on a saucer in the refrigerator where Mother kept her beer.

“Grandpa,” Margaret exclaimed in horror, “that was Cloudy’s.”

Cloudy, of course, was Margaret’s Russian wolfhound.

Grandpa, always the vanguard for societal change, had eaten Alpo Dog Food.

“It wasn’t that bad,” was his sheepish reply. What an animal lover he was!

As written by Matthew Karl on 23 Jan 2003.

Posted by elizabeth at January 28, 2003 12:59 AM | Printable Version

Margaret, you had gotten up before Grandpa and failing to find the doggy's dinner where you had put it were quizzing the family as they came to breakfast with, "Do you know where Cloudy's dogfood is"? ...or similar. My apologies, Margaret, if Cloudy was some other exotic breed that followed you home one day and not a Russian Wolfhound.

Posted by: MGK on January 28, 2003 02:07 AM

I must tell you that a class-action suit is being contemplated against Alpo Dog Food and all subidiary agents foreign or domestic to aid the grieving relatives of any who upon ingesting Alpo Dogfood, subsequently died.
This is the only warning..err. notice you will receive, so if you want to get on the Gravy Train, come to the neaest Bar association meeting to be held in your State.

Posted by: Ludlum on February 6, 2003 11:37 AM

Thank you, Ludlum. for going forward with your class action suit.
If it's one thing this family needs is class and any action, especially class action will suit us.
It is not felt that a Poll related to the forgoing need to be taken at this present time, which is none other than this point in time, but this can change.

Posted by: Matthew on February 15, 2003 07:09 PM

I remember that story so well, er pretty well. It was sooo funny. First of all, it wasn't Cloudy; it was Sunny and it happened at the Collins St. house (I think Grandpa had gone to Heaven by the time we got Cloudy, and, yes, Cloudy was a Russion Wolfhound - a.k.a. Borzoi(sp?)). Also, it is highly unlikely that it was Alpo (did they have Alpo back then?), yet it was an offbrand the name of which escapes me (maybe Tim remembers).

Posted by: Margaret on March 6, 2003 07:13 PM

Bummer, the case was already argued with the facts as sworn to by Matthew AND WON .. now he and I are in deep do-do, especially if Tim goes to your corner. Let me tell you, Margaret, Alpo is dancing in the street. This is the last pro bono for me. I guess it is the last pro Sonny Bono.
Matthew still sticks to his story.
We don't have to worry about Tim. It seems.
It's the Supreme Court or nothing.
Whether Alpo existed yet or not is immaterial, they should have. and they have deep pockets full of doggie treats.

Posted by: Ludlum on March 6, 2003 07:32 PM