16 August 2009

Mayemphis Madness

All y'all know that we moved to Mayemphis a bit more than a year ago, right?

We moved here from Azrizona, home of Joe Stains, the Azrizona Cardinals, and Azrizona State University. Our US Representative was a friend of dad and muzzer's. His name is Harry Mitchell. He was mayor of our town of Tempe for a long time, and was the first Democrat elected from our district in ....oh, I lost count.

We moved to Mayemphis. The mayor here is Willie Herenton. Or perhaps we should say "was" because he resigned from office effective July 1st to run for the US House of Representatives. Except...just a couple of days ago, he picked up an application for the mayor job again. The election is expected to cost over a million dollars. And I don't know whether he still thinks he is going to run for Steve Cohen's seat in the US House. Mah friends, this is politics in the Mid-South. Thinking Terriers don't have a chance around here.

But just in case you think all is glum....Well we need to tell you that Mayemphis has two more national holidays than the rest of this country. Or maybe they are really "holy days of obligation."

This is our second "Elvis Death Week." We wanted to share with you some of the video from the candle light vigil last night.

And, ya know...I kinda think Elvis is cool. I like his song "Hound Dog." And he had way cooler clothes than my dad does. But when you run into Elvis wannabees EVERYWHERE, it gets a bit scarey. Muzzer says she has seen them in the Walgreens store, and on the trolley downtown, and in the local grocery store. And this morning, we saw one walking toward Graceland when we were on Walkies! At 5:45 aay yem, this dude was sauntering (sort of) down the street of a relatively quiet residential neighborhood, singing "Don't be Cruel." I thought muzzer was gonna lose it on the sidewalk. But dad, well Dad just said Good Morning and we walked on. Dad dresses like a nerd, but he is pretty cool, sometimes.



Eric said...

Gussie. Gotta be quick.Cos Mom's jaws hit the floor when she saw the squillions of leggeds on the Elvis vigil. Gonna be the same at Neverland next year...only more so you think??

Now Gussie. Promise you won't catch the Elvis Fevah in Memphis. No brushing your furs into a quiff. You're cool as you are. Must take after your legged Dad.

Wiry love and kissies Eric xxx n

Koobuss said...

To quote one of my mom's very dear friends, "Amazing".

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom is almost ashamed to admit it but she just didn't get Elvis...

But please don't tell her I told woo!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Just so you know... when we came to Memphis we were way more interested in meeting your dad and your muzzer than in going to Graceland or seeing Elvis wannabes. You and your family are way more cool. There should be a holiday for you.

Just sayin',
Jake and Fergi

Fred said...

I can totally relate to the King of Rock-n-Roll because I is the King of the Bichons!

The OP Pack said...

All we can say is WOW!!!

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Brownie said...

Holy Moly! My dad likes Elvis, but Momster doesn't really get him... But then again, that's why she's called Momster! BOL

Jake of Florida said...


We wrote you a kind of long post a while ago -- and we're afraid it disappearded.

Jake and JH

Jake of Florida said...

OK, this is kind of what we said. We think we forgot to finish with those magic letters and just went off to do something else (our helper seems to have that attention span disorder).

Anyway -- unlike you Mayemphisans, poor us, we just live in Flori-duh where our R Senator pulled a S---h P---n and first, after saying he would retire at the end of his term, suddenly said he'd not be returning after the recess -- leaving many moons in his term. Our R. Governor had already said he'd be forgoing another term as Governor to run for the R. Senator's seat. But now that the resignation has taken place so soon, Mr. R. Governor has to appoint someone to take R. Senator's place -- but it can't be someone who will himself want to run and compete against him in the primary. So everyone's a buzz (including your Dad's former student).

And now one of the apparent candidates for serving out the R. Senator's term is an R. Congressman who, if he is appointed, will abandon his seat so that his equally R. brother, also a Congressman, can run for it because "it's more interesting."

Mayemphis?? Flori-duh?

Match point.

Who needs Elvis?

I think that's what we wrote.

Your pal,


Agatha and Archie said...

Dang that is a lot of Elvis lights....You guessed it..Archie is getting dressed up like Elvis..he is painting side burns on and he is trying to swivel his hips( which is hard when you have a bad back) It is not easy let me tell you..Love A+A

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...Archie is swivelin' his hips? Now Gussie...that pic I have of your butt?? You know...the one with the poodle curls??? Can ya swivel?????

We know all about the inner terrier...Scruffy found somethin' by our HI DRANGS A'S...and now there's a big hole...and his feet are um YELLOW??? I dunno....he's weird...

Way too hot here for us furries...we're thinkin' we should all have a coat like Teka's....

Love and kisses...Laciegirlie

William Tell said...

Well, he WAS the king...LOL.

When The Family passed through there last June, they saw a huge Elvis on a sign that said, "You had me at hound dog." It made them laugh.

And we know a guy that is ranked 13th in the nation of Elvis impersonators. Right here in my hometown. Haven't caught his act yet, but I can't imagine anyone being as good as the real deal.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Butchy and Snickers said...

Oh my, so many Elvis wannabees. Mama & Papa like Elvis' moosic, but don't think they want to dress like him, hehehe. Have you been growing sideburns Gussie??? hehehehe!
Snickers would luv to see you swivel your wirey hips.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby