Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I love my granddawg!

That's the bumper sticker I saw the other day.


Let me introduce some culture here in Athens, Georgia. Obviously the University of Georgia is located here...and the city won't let you forget this. Local businesses such as Bulldawg Diner, Bulldawg Tan and Gift Shoppe, Bulldawgs Pizza, Bulldog Bank and Trust, Bulldog Baskets, Bulldog Carpet and Upholstery, Bulldog Corner, Bulldog Inn, and Bulldog Limousine only help me remember where I now live and where my true football loyalties should lie. I do wonder what some business owners were thinking. For instance, take Bulldog Alarm Systems: What do they do - just give you a bulldog? I would be scared of a bulldog. Or Bulldog Detective Agency: I can just see a bulldog, with a hat on his head, sitting in a dark room smoking a cigar, barking orders - literally - to his staff as he tirelessly works through the night on the latest 'bone-chilling' caper. One can also go to Bulldog Rental. I guess it's for those lonely nights when you just need a bulldog to keep you company. In the morning, if the bulldog won't leave, just call Bulldog Towing. And if your bulldog rental left a treat behind, never fear, Bulldog Waste is near.

If the names of the companies fail to remind one of their football loyalties, the city has placed 36 statues of bulldogs that sit about three feet high, four feet long throughout the entire city.


Each one is different.


I suppose it helps with directions. "Jest go down Broad striet till yew git to thu bulldawg that luks like Ceasar, tern left onto Montgomry and gow straight till ya'll git to thu yella bulldawg. Ya'll see a bunch of us there."



"Ya'll hurry up now. Ya Hear?"

8 comments:

Thomas said...

Is there a Bulldawg Boiled-Peanut Shop?

bec said...

Provo isn't that bad, but we do have a small handful of cougar rental, cougar dental type places.

Thomas said...

but there is just the one cougar statue . . . it would be awesome if there were a bunch of fancy painted cougs all over provoland!!!

Patience said...

Bulldawgs on Parade!! Kind of like the Cow Parades they had in a few places a few years ago.

Found myself here via Dorky Dad.

Anonymous said...

You forgot Bulldawg Package Stores... I let you come up with your own puns.

Craig D said...

Ceramic bulldogs, eh?

Yep. Ceramic bulldogs.

Don't have 'em here in Fayetteville...

Oh, The Joys said...

Oh, GAWD! I thought I had seen it all with the dawgs, but no!

Mama Mia said...

Doesn't Park City, Utah have a bunch of ceramic moose in the downtown tourist area? I seem to recall them all "dressed up" in different attire, much like the bulldawgs here, only they had actual crazy clothing. Something to make any area a lot of fun.