Friday, February 19, 2010

Humans again celebrate weird Hoodie-Hoo custom.

If you will recall, last year I blogged about this very weird Hoodie Hoo custom that my staff people and their lunchtime friends participate in. You know, the one where they go outside, flap their arms, and shout "Hoodie Hoo" at nothing in particular? This thing normally happens on February 20 each year (which is about the time that people in Indiana get sick and tired of winter and cold and snow and corn stubble).

This year they tricked me.

Today is February 19, which is Hoodie Hoo Day Eve. But at lunchtime, while I was busy having a refreshing Nap, they went outside and made a big racket. Luckily AAB Photographer (useful for once) was commanded by my Assistant Boss Valentine Karen to go outside in the cold and take a picture of the Thorntown Division of the American Army of Hoodie Hooers in the process of chasing Winter away.

They are a formidable bunch:

Be afraid, Winter.  Be very afraid.
My staff explained that since it has been a particularly snowy, miserable, cold, snowy, bleak, awful, frigid, snowy winter, we here at Thorntown Public Library are going to Hoodie Hoo two days in a row. . . to be certain that Winter gets the point.

So, Blogging Cats--let all of your people know that Saturday, February 20, at noon sharp, they need to go outside, flap their arms, and shout Hoodie Hoo so we can get rid of this nasty Winter! Afterwards they are entitled to cake, ice cream, and pink lemonade (none of which was offered to me) because flapping about is quite exhausting.

(Well, they can do it. I chase away winter by staying in a climate-controlled building all year.)

Hoodie hoo!



Tuck said...

You are so funny Tober!! Humans are the strangest creatures...why would they go outside?'s much nicer to stay inside

The Island Cats said...

Haha! We don't think we ever wanna see our humans go outside and flap their arms adn shout Hoodie Hoo! It's just too scary to imagine! ;-)

Jans Funny Farm said...

That's a new custom to us but then we're not buried under snow here. We hope winter goes away for you.

Poppy Q said...

Please don't send your nasty winter our way, we don't do snow.

Hope your beans are all wrapped up nice and warm when they go outside, and you get some icecream.

Margaret said...

Thanks for joining my blog. You are one handsome, hardworking fellow!
Cat Mandu

Elin said...

LOL! Hoodie Hoo! It sounds funny!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Hoodie Hoo!! Ha! Ha! Has it worked yet? Mom says she can do a Hoodie Hoo tommorrow since she missed it today.

The Kitty Krew said...

Huh...we didn't know about the Hoodie Hoo! It looks like fun, though. Hope it works, we're ready for spring and warm (not hot) weather!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Tober--I never really heard of Hoodie Hoo until this year. Humans really do this? I thought it might be a flipped around phrase from a Cab Calloway song.... :)

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We bet that is hilarious to watch!!! And we think you are the wise one to stay inside where it is nice and warm.

Amy & the house of cats said...

Hi Tober - we are so mad we are so far behind - we think this sounds like a great idea! We have to make a note of it for next year (in Illinois we are sick of the winter too!) We hope winter gets the point soon!!

Oh, and we got the awesome card you sent us - so amazingly sweet of you! (As far behind as we are with visiting, well double that and that is how far behind mom is in getting the mail).

TAILS of TANKENE said...

Hoodie Hoo from California. It's been wet and moldy here. Purrs, Tankene Ice Mist