Spring Training is almost over

Don’t worry, this isn’t really a sports story so stay with me here.

For our international readers, baseball is a warm weather sport, played in the spring, summer and early autumn. The 2015 season gets underway on Sunday night with one game and most teams start on Monday. The weather in the month of March improves over most of North America. To get ready for the season, baseball teams train and play games that don’t count in warm weather areas. Half in Florida and the other half right here in Arizona. The Milwaukee Brewers train about 40m (60km) from New River.

This is really a story about a stray dog who wandered into the spring training facility of the Milwaukee Brewers last season.


Here’s the story from a year ago

and more recently

It’s an Easter feel-good story.

About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

32 comments on “Spring Training is almost over

  1. OMD We loved that story….. AND we say…. GO TRIBE !!!!

  2. We love the story and mom loves spring training. She would go to the Mets and Braves spring training games with her dad and her husband.Both are gone, but the memories linger on.

  3. Wish a lot more pups could find such happy furever homes!

    The Mad Scots

  4. I saw Hank’s story on television. He sure looks better a year later.
    He was definitely one of the lucky ones.
    Yep Monday is the big parade for the Cincinnati Reds Opening Game.
    Why our whole down dresses in red.
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. It’s a fantastic story. Thanks.

  6. That is one lucky doggie! (or, did he make his own luck….☺)
    I wish I looked THAT good! BOL just kiddin’…no Ma ~ I DON’T need a bath….
    Ruby ♥

  7. Crikey …… what a great story. Mum LOVES your baseball. She would love to be there to see it live. It’s not very big out here in Australia.

  8. That is great. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. What a fabulous story……Hank certainly was in the right place at the right time. I hope he has a wonderful “forever after” with his team and family!

    Hugs, Sammy

  10. How great, Congratulations Hank. You won not only the dog of the year trophy, you won a furever home too, Pawesome!!!

  11. While not a big baseball fan, I do love happy ending stories and this one warmed my heart. Best wishes for a hoppy Easter. 🙂

    • Happy Easter to you and yours. I said up front that it really wasn’t a sports story-and it wasn’t. You have to believe the “blue bird of paradise”.

  12. I love a happy ending. A lot.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. 🙂

  13. Wow, what a super story! Lucky pooch fur sure and all should have such a happy ending. Gotta love warm Spring weather!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  14. C’mon kismet, do parrots proud too… 😛 They must need a parrot mascot somewhere… 😛

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