Maddy’s big day out in the city!

Being on spring break, I’ve been spending a lot of time with my dog.  She’s a totally goofball, but I love her because of it.  I was at my mom’s office the other day, and one of her coworkers asked if I could bring Madison into the bank to say hi.  So, since the weather was so nice out (70˚!!), Maddy and I went on a little downtown adventure this afternoon.

Here are some pictures from out fun-filled afternoon!  Maddy tweeted her escapades through the city of Lowell on her very own Twitter account, @Madison_Maine.  First, we stopped at my dad’s office, then we went to the bank to visit all of our friends there.  After that we went on a walk with Mom to Tutto Bene’s.  Finally, we stopped at Brew’d Awakening Coffehaus with Dad for coffee and a bite to eat.  It was an eventful afternoon!

 Below, I’ve got an exclusive interview with my dog, Madison.  She wants to tell you all about her exciting day out.

Me: Madison, how was you day different from most days?

Madison: [wags her tail] translation: it was very fun and interesting.  Most days when everyone goes off to work and school, I’m stuck in the crate.  It was awesome to get out of the house and see where everyone in the family goes when they’re away from me!

Me: You were so well behaved around all the people you met today, what’s your secret?

Madison: [sits up] translation: Well, I used to be a show dog before my career shift to being a full-time house dog.  I used to be under constant scrutiny and people were always watching me. I guess I just never know when the paparazzi will be around.

Me: What was your favorite part about your little adventure today?

Madison: [rolls over so I can rub her belly] translation: So many people stopped me to tell me how beautiful I am.  I love it when they do that.

Me: So I take it you had a good time.  Would you go on future adventures?

Madison: [yawns] translation: Well, I had a good time, but I’m exhausted!  I can only handle so much walking around the city, you know?

So, there you have it…a look inside the mind of my crazy dog.  If you want more insights into the life of Maddy, be sure to follow her on Twitter!

xoxo, Karoline

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Exclusive Interview with Patriots’ QB, Brian Hoyer

On July 15th, the Lowell Spinners celebrated New England Patriots night at the ballpark. They had two Patriots players, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and quarterback Brian Hoyer there to kick and throw autographed footballs in the stands.

Brian Hoyer and Stephen Gostowski throwing out the 1st pitch.

Hoyer was nice enough to agree to an interview with me. Remember how I said I had a surprise for you all? This is it! My exclusive interview with Brian Hoyer, quarterback for the New England Patriots.

Karoline Zacharer: Unless the NFL really does come to an agreement next week, you’ll be starting the season off with a lockout. What are the attitudes of you and your teammates heading into it?

Brian Hoyer: We’re just hoping that something gets done and just making sure we’re prepared, and that any moment they tell us, you know, the lockout’s over that we can get ready to go back and get into things.

KZ: So, you guys are all practicing and getting ready none the less?

BH: People are kind of all over the place, they’re kinda working on their own, there’s not much practicing going on. But, you know, a few guys are up here so I’m able to throw with some of those guys; and obviously just workout running, lifting, all that stuff.

KZ: Brian, you’re currently the back-up quarterback for Tom Brady, what’s it like working so closely with such a legend?

BH: It’s great. I’ve learned a lot from the last two years and I can learn a lot just by watching him. He’s very approachable any time I have a question, I don’t hesitate to ask. And we also have a very good quarterback coach in Bill O’Brien, too, so between those two I[‘ve] learned a tremendous amount about football.

KZ: You just finished your second year in the Pat’s organization after being drafted in 2009, do you like playing in New England?

BH: I love it. I don’t think I could have come to a better place. You just mentioned playing behind Tom, I learn from him, Coach Belichik. Growing up in Cleveland, he was coaching there so it’s kinda surreal for me to now play for him. But, you know, I couldn’t ask for a better situation.

KZ: And I mean, you do say all of that, but could you see yourself moving to a different team where you may get more playing time? Kind of like Matt Cassel’s move to the Chiefs?

BH: Obviously every athlete wants to be “the guy” and to play, so you know, whatever happens, happens. I’m just here to do my job, and that’s to be ready at a moment’s notice and, you know, learn in the process and we’ll see what happens.

Brian also stopped for a photo-op with me!

Overall, it was a great night. Hoyer was very gracious, and was completely comfortable answering the questions I threw at him. I see big things for his future, and I wish him the best of luck! Also, like all the other football fans out there, I’m keeping my fingers tightly crossed that there won’t be a lockout!

xoxo, Karoline

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