Thursday, February 23, 2012
Versatile Blogger Award
Basset Momma has awarded us the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you, Basset Momma!
In order to accept this award we have to follow a few simple rules.
1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the person who gave you the award.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4 .List the rules.
5 .Pass the award onto 15 bloggers
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.
Seven random things about Isabella:
--She thinks she's a lap dog. She wasn't like that as a little puppy, but now, at 50+ pounds, she loves it. Her favorite time to lay on our laps is at night, when we've settled down on the couch/recliner to watch our recorded shows. She may nap there anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on how hot she gets (or if we end lap time early).
--She has perfected "the glare," usually given to me or my husband when she feels she's been put in her pen too early or for no good reason.
--She's the most finicky/particular pooper I've every met or seen. She's very particular about when and where she'll go. Been like that since she was a puppy. Also how she earned the nickname "Princess."
--She's never met a stranger. Loves meeting all people and dogs.
--Sometimes she sleeps with her eyes open. Very freaky looking, because usually her eyes are moving.
--She's a daddy's girl. Loves to curl up with her daddy, and play fight/box with him, too. Also makes sure to let him know if he hasn't paid her enough attention. :)
--She's our escape con artist of the two. Since moving into the house we're in now, she's escaped our screened-in porch 4 times (even with a barricade blocking the door).
Seven random things about Jake:
--He is a WHINER. Always has been, probably always will be (unfortunately). This in on top of his natural husky howling.
--He HATES being left alone. If I stay in sight outside with Isabella, he stays fairly calm, but if I move from sight (like when I've taken them for separate walks), he goes crazy and won't hush. I contribute this to him always having siblings around him, both before we got him and now with Isabella.
--He LOVES to lick. It's his favorite way to greet someone. Hands are a given, and faces and necks are an extra treat.
--When he's in trouble, he rolls over so you can rub his belly. It's his peace offering.
--He's the klutziest dog. He can fall off just about anything, whether he's walking, sitting or standing. (See Walking on Air blog post.)
--Unlike Isabella, he barks at other dogs, at least until he's given them a good sniffing and checking out (it also helps if his big sister seems okay with the stranger). I'm guessing it's because he's a boy.
--He has a routine dream cycle almost every night. Right about the time we fall asleep, he starts up, barking (thankfully in a muted way) in his sleep, with or without moving his paws about. We catch Isabella doing it from time to time, but not near as regularly as Jake does.
Now, for the 15 blogs to pass this award on to, in no particular order:
Army of Four Digest
Bailey Be Good!
Romping and Rolling in the Rockies
Two Collies and a Mutt
A Scratch Behind the Ears (and other nice things)
Eva the Sheltie
Yuki and Rocket
A Tail of Two Vizslas
The Chronicle of Woos
While Walking Duncan
Homer, the Golden Retriever
Once again, many thanks to Basset Momma for this award! Check out these other blogs when you get a chance!