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!
Five Sibes
Romping and Rolling in the Rockies
Two Collies and a Mutt
Snoopy's Dogblog
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
RA Husky

Once again, many thanks to Basset Momma for this award! Check out these other blogs when you get a chance!


  1. Congrats! Very deserving! I loved reading the random facts. The two that made me laugh were Isabella giving the "look" (typical girl) and Jake wanting a tummy rub when he's in trouble (typical boy)! LOL!

  2. Yay Guys - Congrats on receiving your award - and thanks so much for thinking of me - very sweet! :)

    Loved your random facts - I think it's good to be a Princess about pooping and I'm a Boy - I'm particular too - I really hate to go in MY garden and only will if it's an emergency!!

    Jake gets in trouble? I find that hard to believe - Tee Hee

    Hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  3. ooh, thanks so much for this award!! we love awards. i thought it was very funny how isabella thinks she's a lap dog! this reminds me so much of rocket. while he's not considered a big dog, he's still 22 lbs plus, probably weighs closer to 25lbs and he thinks he's a tiny little thing.

  4. Congrats on the award! We really liked learning more about you!
    PS: Thanks for passing it to us!

  5. Congrats on your award, and thank you sooo much for passing this award on to me! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  6. Hawoooo woooo! Thank woo!!!! Play bows,

    RA, Isis & Nanuk

  7. Congratulations on your award! It was nice getting to know more about you!
    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  8. Congratulations on your award and we are happy to know more about you all!

    Many thanks for passing it to us; we will try to do it when we have a bit more time.

    Hugs from Priscilla and Eva

  9. Thanks so much for the award! And congratulations on getting selected yourself. The awards are fun! Isn't it funny to watch when the dogs are dreaming? I always wonder what they're dreaming about. Katie is the funniest - she is so mild-mannered by day, but whoa - at night, look out! She growls and barks ferociously in her dreams (muffled, fortunately, as you say). So cute! :)

  10. How nice to meet you - thanks for stopping by our blog AND for sharing your award with us. Ciara is a picky pooper too - only likes to go in her own backyard when no one is watching:) Jake sounds a lot like our Lightning, always looking for the tummy rub and never wanting to be left behind.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Hey Susan,

    Congratulations on your award and thanks for tagging me! I am going to add your blog into my google reader!


  12. Congrats on your award! I loved learning more about you... Thanks for honoring us by passing it along!

  13. Congrats on the award! And thank you so much for sharing with us!!!
    Play bows,


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