Friday, March 30, 2012


Whoa! We've been tagged by Redberry Cottage and by Volunteers4Paws!

Gather 'round guys, this is going to be fun.

And in my usual fashion, I started this post before Sandy was adopted, so I'm going to leave the answers that refer to my former foster dog. Maybe her dad can confirm (or deny) that they are fitting.

1. Describe yourself in seven words.

Lamar: Soft, silly, silky, loving, reactive, athletic, deserving
Sandy: Hyper, loving, frenetic, kissing, cuddly, hungry, jumper     
Fozzie: Cuddly, large, strong, sleek, loving, velvety-mouthed, worried  
Florian: Flexible, verbose, hilarious, Euro-stylish, outdoorsy, loving, world-class dancer
Kirsten: Musical, loving, serene, veggie, activist, treehugger, professional boat-rocker

2. What keeps you up at night?
Lamar: Those foster dogs coming too close to the bed.
Sandy: Being forced to lie on my own bed eek how can I possibly do that HELP let me up there pleeeese this is terrible!       
Fozzie: Nothing, as long as I am nestled deep in the arms of my Swiss Guy.
Florian: Thees postmodern dance crap, Zuzi can you believe these people telling me that my neck is too extended? I say to them oh yeah, do you know who I am, I been in the Washington Post at least 12 times and I danced on three continents. Where have you danced? I'm going to show those people what dance is about, even though my bunion is killing me.
Zuzi, you gotta massage the bunion.
Oh yah, and Zuzi, I know you're tired, but just leesten to thees...
Kirsten: See above

3. Who would you like to be?
Lamar: Prince, so I could wear purple sequins.
Sandy: Kim Kardashian, so I could star in a video about physical intimacy.
Fozzie: Matthew McConaghey, so I could vacation in warm sunny spots with my shirt off.
Florian: Do you know who I am?
Kirsten: Janis Joplin without the drug abuse.

4. What are you wearing right now?
Lamar: A Celtic-inspired collar with tags that jingle.
Sandy: I'm naked!
Fozzie: A striped "Olly Dog" collar in earth tones.
Florian: A dance belt, under distressed Euro-style jeans and a purple tie-dyed T-shirt with a unicorn on it (Just kidding guys. My girlfriend have thees fantasy).
Kirsten: A sarong and a tank top. 

5. What scares me?
Lamar: Fozzie.
Sandy: Nothing!
Fozzie: My harness, my head halter, when mom and dad have intense conversations.
Florian: My girlfriend's impulsiveness with respect  to fostering dogs.
Kirsten: Losing any member of my family, human or animal.

6. The best and worst of blogging:
Lamar: Well, hmm--I think--
Sandy: Blogging? Blogging? Did you say blogging? Lemme tell you what I think about blogging! Its--
Fozzie: That blog, well, sigh, I really feel that its--
Florian: Zuzi, your blog? Its-
Kirsten: Pipe down guys! This is MY blog. I love the community and the support and learning about each others training and struggles. I love the outlet and the ability to archive amazing insights and memories. I dislike when my life starts being about my blog, rather than my blog being about my life.

7. What was the last website that you visited?
Lamar, Sandy, and Fozzie: WE CAN'T READ!
Florian: Youtube, for videos of obscure choreographers
Kirsten: Youtube, for videos of the Doobie Brothers and Moby Grape.

8. What is the one thing you would change about yourself?
Lamar: My thick undercoat, which Mom seems to think calls for use of the Furminator.
Sandy: Nothing! Life is Good! Yipee!
Fozzie: My occasional impulsiveness, because it makes people misunderstand my true nature.
Florian: My bunion.
Kirsten: Lingering shyness that makes it difficult to pursue my other passion, of being a musician

9. Slankets, yes or no?
What's a slanket?

10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you.
Redberry Cottage is a beautiful blog about a bevy of dogs whose mom somehow entertains them all and makes it look easy. 
Volunteers 4 Paws is the new incarnation of the old Inu-Baka Blog, and chronicles the rewards and challenges of volunteering for the betterment of dogs. It is an inspiration for anyone who volunteers at shelters or is considering doing so!

And in lieu of choosing new victims, I am going to direct you to the blog list in the right-hand pane--all worthy of your patronage. Visit someone new and make a new online friend today.


  1. Iis always a fun way to learn more about you..some great answers!

    Hope you had a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  2. I think you nailed Sandy's answers :-)

  3. BTW,

    I love the pic of Sandy in the store.

    1. She LOVED those Nylabone chews. Made short work of one of them, and I believe you inherited the stump of the longest lasting one when you picked her up...


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