Waiting for Word Once Again

Tripawds Founder and CFO Jerry before amputation lounging on the couch in Eureka, CA with a few of his first plush Barney Dolls and one extra leg.

Our angel Jerry knows all, including where Barney is headed, but he’s not telling.

So we went searching for old photos of him to share with his patiently waiting fans in the meantime…

Here’s one we found of the Tripawds founder and CFO (Chief Fun Officer) with of few of his purple friends, and one extra leg!

Where oh where has Barney gone? Where oh where could he be? 🙂

A Little Bit of Barney History

Read all about the KillBarney blog and learn how the KillBarney Tripawds Traveling Barney tour came to be.

Perhaps a little history lesson is due while we wait to find  out where Barney is headed next. Followers of the KillBarney Tour, may wonder if there is more than one Barney. Maggie asked that exact question before posting about her visit with Barney in Maine. The following is our reply …

A long time ago, in a lush land by the sea far, far away, Tripawds founder and Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg had dragged his people away from their computers to go for a walk and they came upon a yard sale. Jerry sniffed a Barney doll and the couple thought of how fun it would be to see their dog destroy the purple icon that had come to identify a completely different generation of TV children.

One Barney led to another and before long Jerry had developed a co-dependent relationship with his purple posse. There was Big Barney, Travel Barney, and his arch nemeses, the Singing Barneys.

Periodically, one Barney would succumb to the thrashing, but more and more often Jerry cherished his Barneys so they grew in numbers as they were liberated from more yard sales and thrift store shelves. When the pack hit the road after Jerry’s amputation, a big ol’ bag o’ Barney’s had to come along. Barney had his own RV Blog first, posting pictures from roadside attractions across America.

When Jerry passed, Barney was there with him, on their Barney blanket, under the big Montana sky. Back at the rig, a bag o’ Barneys awaited their fate.

One went to Jerry’s girlfriend Lalla in Israel first, and another to his best friend Winston in Oakland, CA. Barney B in Texas, needed one of course, as did Jerry’s look alike, Rocco in Washington.

When the Tripawds Blogs community was launched, Killbarney started the first member blog and was quickly promoted to be the third site Administrator, along with Admin and Jerry. Here the Tripawds team shared photos and videos from Jerry’s cross country adventures with Barney. Then came the Killbarney Tour idea.

One of Jerry’s few remaining Barney dolls was packaged up and shipped off to Caira Sue. Wyatt continues to destroy another – which has become affectionately known as FrankenBarney around the Tripawds headquarters – and the rest is history, in the making. Stay tuned for more Travels with Barney!

Where is Barney now?

Another Barney blast from Jerry’s past while we wait for word of Barney’s arrival at his next destination on the KillBarney Tour.

Barney is apparently missing in action once again, or at least in transit we hope. Where will he pop up next? Nobody knows … except maybe Maggie. Hopefully his next host will follow the KillBarney Tour rules and let us know when he arrives before spilling the beans. 😉

Jerry opens 2007 Christmas singing Barney present in Vero Beach, FL

Where has Barney been and which Tripawds members has he met so far? Check the KillBarney Tour map!

Another Barney Milestone

Barney and Jerry Tour the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory in Waturbury, Vermont

While we wait for word about where Barney may be these days, here’s a memorable blast from the past – taken September, 2007.

One of the more memorable milestones from Jerry’s cross-country adventure was his visit to the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waturbury, Vermont. Another great day when he and Barney were getting along well.