You can take a UK Wildcat out of Kentucky…
…but would you expect to find three in the same New York City block?
Last night Rory Dog and I were taking our evening walk around my neighborhood on the Upper West Side. This always includes a stop at Canine Country Club, a dog store literally around the corner from my apartment. I gossip with my friends who work there, and Rory gets a treat.
A new guy joined the staff there a couple of weeks ago, and he and Rory have become best buds. Last night he was wearing — wait for it — a UK shirt. This is not something I see very often in New York City (unless I’m the one wearing it), so I had to ask.
Turns out he graduated from UK last year… lived in Kentucky for several years, too. So for the next 30 minutes, we totally geeked out Kentucky-style, talking about UK, Lexington and all things Southern that we miss. Our New York friends just shook their heads.
And while we’re chatting, who walks in? Another UK graduate who lives in the hood!
Since UK played Notre Dame last night — and beat them handily, I might add — I think the planets aligned to make that happen. Gotta gather the UK faithful for a big game, no matter where they live.
GO BIG BLUE!