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Meet Pistachio

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on October 11, 2013 – 9:40 am

(Courtesy of Nick Sundberg)

(Courtesy of Nick Sundberg)

You might be asking yourself, is this guy luring us to a football blog with puppies? Yes. Yes I am.

Look at that face. You can thank long snapper Nick Sundberg, his love for animals and his iron stomach for that photo to power you through the work week.

Last Sunday, during the bye week, Sundberg attended the WOOFSTOCK pet festival in Ashburn with Josh Morgan and Larry Michael in support of community animal shelters.

There he found Pistachio, a beagle pug mix.

“We have a home that needed a dog, and there was a dog that needed a home, so it was a perfect fit,” Sundberg said.

While roaming the festival, Sundberg also came upon an organic dog food eating competition. Sundberg said the $100 prize did not entice him but he elected to compete to entertain the children attendance.

So what does dog food taste like?

“It wasn’t the weirdest thing or the grossest thing I’ve ever eaten … but it was tough,” Sundberg said. “I beat all the kids. That’s all that matters.”

The specialist made it through two cans in the four-can competition. The wet beef wasn’t bad, but the chicken packed in oil made him want to spill his guts. Sundberg threw in the towel when he realized he was already too far behind to win.

He wanted no part of the salmon can.

As a consolation prize, he found Pistachio.

“My girlfriend came up with it. She’s the namer of things,” Sundberg said. “We didn’t want a regular dog name like Spot or whatever, so we figured we’d go with something ridiculous.”

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You won’t find any bulletin board material from the Redskins this week. Ryan Kerrigan spoke about how turnovers don’t sully last week’s performance by the “elusive” Tony Romo.

“People want to talk about interceptions,” Kerrigan said. “Sometimes they’re just untimely. We don’t see that as a defense. We see all the good plays he’s making.”

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Looking forward to competing in Dallas, Kai Forbath said he liked how he felt before Thursday practice.

“We kicked yesterday 100 percent in practice and had no pain,” he said. “Gonna have another good day today.”

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2 Responses to “Meet Pistachio”

  1. By AmmoRSchnauzer on Oct 11, 2013 | Reply

    It’s nice to see the young Redskins helping out the community in so many ways. So happy they ALL found each other. ADOPTIONS are the only way to go! Welcome Pistachio to the REDSKINS NATION>

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