Posted by: Idioma Extra | May 10, 2011

The Weird and the Wonderful


Tillman The Skateboarding Dog Rolls Out ‘Bark In The Park’ Fundraiser

From: www.huffintonpost.com

If you thought Huffington Post was going to the dogs, you were exactly right. But these dogs are special. 

Tillman, the world famous skateboarding dog, rolled into Huffington Post Media Group’s new headquarters this week, and he brought his extreme puppy posse for a tail-waggin’ good time.

We hate to disappoint Huffpost critics who think the site is more about gawking at adorable kittens. Tillman, hardly a cat, was burying a bone for animal protection.

Tillman is teaming up with Natural Balance Pet Food and the New York Mets for a Bark in the Park event, in which pet owners will fill a section of Citi Field. The entire profit of the dog ticket and a portion of the human ticket will go to benefit the North Shore Animal League, which is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.

Hapless Met fans who have seen their team play like dogs all April will find this fundraiser oddly appropriate. At least on Saturday, it will be going to a good cause.

Word of the Day

Posse
pos·se: \ˈpä-sē\
Origin: Medieval Latin posse comitatus, literally, power or authority of the county
First Known Use: 1645
Noun
1: a large group often with a common interest
2: a body of persons summoned by a sheriff to assist in preserving the public peace usually in an emergency
3: a group of people temporarily organized to make a search (as for a lost child)
4: entourage

More Vocabulary

Gawk: v. to gape or stare stupidly
Hapless: adj.  having no luck: unfortunate
Headquarter(s): n
. a place from which a commander performs the functions of command

Idioms & Phrases

Go to the dogs: to go to ruin; degenerate.

  • Ever since the new administrator took office, this place is going to the dogs!
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