Friday O/T: Separation Anxiety

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My Dog has separation issues and so do Chiefs fans

First of all. I want to thank you all for the warm wishes for my move to Texas. I wasn’t able to participate in last week’s thread and I probably won’t be able to view this one till the following day as well. But from the bottom of my heart thank you all for the love and support. If any of you are in Austin, let me know and we can grab a drink or something.

The move has kind of be kind of rough, but only for three real reasons: The grocery store’s unfortunate lack of good dry rubs (which I love to coat my chicken in for lunches), the missing Tank 7s on the shelves, and my dog’s separation anxiety. The latter being the biggest issue, as she’s been taking the move much more rough than I.

She was abandoned at least twice before me, and she had suffered a broken leg from at least one of the previous owners. While I was able to bond with her and and work out her aggression and bad behaviors, almost everything has come flooding back with the move. The biggest problem is that this is her first time in an apartment. I’m worried that the obsessive barking will drive my neighbors insane. Most of my week has been spent unpacking and working with her, but yesterday I finally broke down and took her to the vet to get some doggy Xanax. It’s a process, but she’ll eventually adjust with time.

I realized while working with her however that her separation issues mirror that of Chiefs fans (or at least for me) after the off-season, especially after their Super Bowl win. Having our hearts broken, time and time again by teams that we thought would treat us well. Abandoned by early play-off exits just when we thought things were going so well. Even talking to other Chiefs fans during the playoff run I kept hearing “I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop”. Now that the fan base was finally taken in by a great team that took care of us, we never want to part from it. We soak up everything we can from articles about the winning team, to memorabilia, to interviews with players and coaches. But eventually we notice that there is no more football. We scratch and claw to find anything remotely similar to the love we felt, even watching the XFL to fill that hole. We whine and bark about anything not Chiefs related from basketball, to baseball to hockey.

We worried that we’ll be abandoned again to bad teams and early playoff exits, but eventually the season will return and we’ll come to the conclusion that we still have Patrick Mahomes, he’s not leaving us, and everything is still great.

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4thQtrMagic

According to ESPN, the players are primarily hung up on the proposed 17th game because of health concerns.

sydenham

Nice bit of update, Mitko, hope your pup feels better, and best wishes to you. Our two dogs adjusted in a move from the country to suburbia. In an apartment a dog needs lots of exercise if possible and a serious comfy cave, from my experience as a kid with long ago dogs – a different two dogs, life is a complicated stream. Using CBD oil for one of our two cats now (RIP the dogs, we have two cats now) and it helps the aged him with his arthritis, plus it is a calmer.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11

Mitko

For your dog to relax dont pump that dr bull jive
* Try CBD
* Also true lavender – the real shit – not man made
* turmeric
* all calm humans & pets

My dog is 3 months away from being 17 years old. He been on all natural everything for a while

Mid-march, Ill be in Austin for biz
Keep u posted

Chiefs!!

Nasrani
Nasrani

I’ve had the Mitch Holthus Super Bowl playing bit by bit since about Monday, and I finally finished it today. Man oh man, thank goodness for video.

That part at the end, where they play the mostly instrumental “We are the Champions”… my eyes got misty there.

Say what you will about Mitch getting tongue-tied as the game goes on, but he can’t help it – he’s passionate and, like many of us, it was his first time witnessing the Chiefs in the Big Dance… while that may not be true, I’m not sure how much of SBIV he remembers.

My word it is beautiful.

Also this video… something about it gets me. The music that they sync it up with… so good.

sydenham

I can’t stop watching these.

SuperMegaChief
SuperMegaChief

I was just accused of having my brain tainted by a punter on our Facebook page.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

better than having your taint brained

sydenham

Fuck the what?

Tony Sommer

The Browns now have had 12 head coaches since returning, but they’ve only beat the Steelers 6 times. That means that, on average, a Browns coach will be the Steelers 0.5 times before getting fired.

BleedingRedAndGold

Stats like this are a case study in how numerology can be fun, but you should never take it seriously.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11

A few years ago
Browns tix were offered on GROUPON lol
Seriously

Tony Sommer

Browns fans deserve a lot of credit for supporting them as much as they do. They’ve been back 21 years now and have a combined 17 wins against the Steelers and Bengals. If they go 1-3 against them that’s an above average year.

Tyrone

32 teams in the NFL and we’re the best. It’s still surreal.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

Were the best. Its all 0-0 now. Next year is already upon us. The struggle begins anew

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

We’re* the best

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs

Missing the Superb Owl? Maybe this will help. Tears may happen.

Leaf

Tears may will happen.

FIFY

BleedingRedAndGold

I can neither confirm not deny that this statement is true…

But it is.

AkamaiChief
AkamaiChief

Outstanding! Now…stop chopping onions!

MasterChief
MasterChief

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pompano
pompano

I’m not cying, you’re crying..shut up goddammnit.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Being in SoCal, I’ve watched my teams win a few championships, but I’ll tell what, this championship was by far the most fun. The reason is you guys. The fights, the laughter, the disappointments. Then the ultimate goal realized with people I have never met, but consider dear friends. Even the people that are the polar opposite of me, love everyone here. It was a heck of a year!!! Let’s do it again!!!

Nasrani
Nasrani

That’s one thing I like about this site. In a time where social networking is dividing the populace on a scale rivaled only by the political divide (and, i would argue, exacerbating the political divide), it seems we’ve carved out a bit of unity here in this community. Even if we can’t agree on things, even if we’re the polar opposite, even when the pundits think we should be labeling one another intolerant, narrow-minded bigots for our differing views… we have this site.

BleedingRedAndGold

IMO the reason for that is because when the Great Eviction happened, the…and I really hate to use this word, but…”true” members of the community that had formed at AP came together here. That made it the community and only the community. And God looked upon it, and it was good. Thus ended the first day.

But more seriously, there were a lot of bad feeling pent up about what had just happened. Plenty of hate, and anger, and bitterness – but instead of inflicting it on each other, we helped each other work through it. In the meantime, down in the comments everyone seemed to know that “We’re the good guys, not the snipers from “back there”. This is our new home, and we want it to be a good one.”. And so it happened.

BleedingRedAndGold

And by that I mean all the multitude of small, little things that so many here have done. The things I have seen are too numerous to list, but I think that with only a little extrapolation that there have been thousands of times that people could act the way the comments went at AP, and decided they wanted better than that. It’s quite remarkable, really. This community is great because we believe in it, believe in each other. And then, we make it happen.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

I came here because the people had the most interactions with, and I felt were the real backbone of what made the other place worth hanging around in all got the boot and all ended up here. Oddly, I never got the hammer over there, even though I was at least as guilty as anybody of the questionable GIF posting. I think everybody that came here get the tongue in cheek nature of the dancing girls, and taking it seriously like that completely misses what makes it cool. I do peruse the site occassionally, its still what i have for my bookmark to SBNation sites to troll S&BP when the mood strikes. At least those guys arent a bunch of gigantic pussies. I have talked outrageous shit on that board, shit that should get me bounced, and they never even threaten it. A worthy adversary that bunch. The dilrods at the other place? I feel bad for poor ol steve. By rights he should be here

sydenham

JUST WOW!

Nasrani
Nasrani

Our weather today:

BleedingRedAndGold

While I grew up and was a Vikings fan, this championship still means a lot to me. I remember the ’70s, when Tarkenton amazed with his scrambling and passing and the Purple People Eaters terrorized the opposition. And yet for all that promise and potential, SB after SB my hopes were crushed in defeat. Then, after a long hiatus we moved to KC and I fell for the Chiefs, returning me to the NFL I had completely abandoned.

The years up til now have been filled with more of the same, but now my team finally, finally grabbed the Lombardi. After a lifetime of waiting, it finally came true.

Tony Sommer

The players were supposed to vote today on the new CBA, but put it off, wanting to have a discussion with the owners, which will now happen on Tuesday.

pompano
pompano

Had a Bassett that was never alone for any period we had him until we moved to FL, Came home from work to find the landlord sitting with him. He would not stop baying if he thought he alone.
Bassetts can howl 🙂

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Can’t wait to find the motivation to write about something unrelated to the Chiefs.

Leaf

I’ve been bouncing a few ideas around my warped head for a fan post series. I just keep psyching myself out of it.

BleedingRedAndGold

Well, if you need editorial assistance, there is a guy who hangs around here that could help, if you asked.

Leaf

My biggest problem is I keep convincing myself that no one will find the subject matter interesting, so I shelve the idea. Though lately I’ve strongly considered doing a “whatever the fuck I feel like this week” subject and calling the series “Irregular Reflections from a Deprived Mind” 😜

sydenham

Get it written, it’ll be read and most likely enjoyed. See Probablyamistake’s comment above.