Soccer is Nil Fun for Dogs

barks between beagles,“Kick it! Kick it!”

“Woo hoo!”

“How’d you like that one?”

“That was a good one.”

“Man, soccer is easy.”

“I know, and it’s the perfect game for dogs.”

“No hands required.”

“Zero. Hands. Needed.”

“What’s the score now?”

“659 to nothing.”

“That’s nil.”

“Okay, nil to nothing.”

“No, I mean nil is the soccer word for nothing.”

“Okay, 659 to nil.”

“Let me kick it!”


“Whack! 660 to nil.”

“How long does a game last?”

“It’s called a match, not a game.”

“Okay Miss Smarty Pants. And it lasts…?”

“Ninety minutes, unless it goes into extra time.”

“How long have we been playing?”

“Two minutes and 49 seconds.”

“How in the world do these teams play and end up zero to zero?”

“That’s nil. And I don’t know. Maybe they have a smaller goal.”

“A goal? Don’t you get a point every time you kick it?”

“Well in real soccer, you have a goal, and you play against another team who tries to keep you from kicking it in the goal.”

“You know what I think about soccer?”


“Nil fun.”

About Ginger & MaryAnn

Ginger and MaryAnn are two sister-beagles of a certain age who blog each Tuesday about their life. Mostly, they eat, sleep and blog. Occasionally, they're tormented by MacGyver, a good-for-nothing alley cat. They're dogs, after all, so their attention spans are...

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