Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flat George visits the New York State Capitol

Many of you already know George, the handsome Welsh Terrier from Shropshire UK who blogs at George the Lad. Flat George is, well, a smaller, flatter and less hungry version of the same.

Flat George started his travels on 1/1/11, making stops in Asia, Australia, Africa and more. Now he's made his way to New York to visit Kelly and I. Here, Kelly's checking over the instructions, to make sure I do things right.

We decided to take FG to Albany, our state's Capital. On the way, we stopped to see Nipper. You might recognize him as the RCA dog. Although his former owners (RTA, former RCA distributor) have moved out, this huge 4-ton Nipper still calls the roof of this warehouse home.

George loves steps, so we brought Flat George to the best we have: The Million Dollar Staircase in the Capitol building. The stone staircase, carved with hundreds of famous faces, animals, gargoyles and scenes, took 14 years to complete.

After climbing many steps, Flat George checked out the Assembly Chamber.

He even got so bold as to try out the Speaker of the Assembly's chair and gavel!

Look closely. Flat George thinks he would improve the New York State seal.

Thank you for your visit, Flat George!
Follow Flat George's 2011 World Tour.


  1. OoH Miss Peggy!

    Flat George told me him wuz gonna stop by your house after him left mine! ;) So happy dat you showed him Nipper, mom luvs dat guy! What a great tour of our Capitol too.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  2. Wow! Flat George is in NY now. He has been busy visiting to so many countries and beautiful places.
    It's very kind and generous of you to show him around the New York City.

  3. Flat George is quite the guy and fun to follow!!

  4. Wow...I am so amazed at dat again!

    Dat was a purty exciting trip to da capital and loves Nipper.


  5. Wow, Flat George gets around... :)

  6. What a super WONDERFUL outing fur Flat Geo.. I am sure he almost fainted over those Beautiful Steps!!!

    I love the pic with Nipper and the N.Y. state seal!!!!

    You really showed the fella a super fine time!!!!!

  7. Go Flat George, GO!

    Your pal, PIp

  8. Flat George is a real world traveller now. He's been to so many places most people will never go. I think you and Kelly are excellent tour guides and I am sure he will treasure his memories of his time with you. :-)

    How do I convince him to make a stop here?

  9. FG, I can't believe you got that place to yourself!! I hope you know how honoured you are!!
    See Yea George xxx

  10. Flat George sure had an educational experience! What a lucky dog!

  11. What a great experience for FG! We would love to go inside the NY State Capitol - it looks beautiful.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. Flat George was just at my house! Glad he made it all around the Capitol!

  13. Oh Flat George, you may be elected to the House soon
    Benny & Lily

  14. What a ridiculously inspired idea Flat George is. I've seen some of his travels on his blog :)

    And how DID you get into that impressive looking seat, Flat George?

  15. shawnellewrites.blogspot.comFebruary 2, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    FUN! Looks like Flat George had a lovely visit.
    Hey, I've seen that RCA dog:)

  16. We need a dog like FG in government! Great idea!


  17. How awful for RCA to leave Nipper behind. You can send him here.

    Those must be huge chairs in the assembly room. George looks much smaller in them.

    We had flat Puglet come and visit us.

  18. @dogmom flat puglet sounds like fun too! 4 ton Nipper would take a lot to ship there!


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