Spotlight Thursday – Meet Harper Lee and Tallulah Bee

30 Jun

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  My name is Harper Lee. I’m named after the author of To Kill a Mockingbird. My human mommy is embarrassed to admit that she’s never read To Kill a Mockingbird. She hasn’t even seen the movie. Pathetic! My pesky little sister is Tallulah Bee. She’s named after the actress Tallulah Bankhead and she was one of four little puppies in her litter, which was called the Bee litter. It’s interesting that we are both named after fiercely independent women from Alabama. What in the world were our humans thinking!

Age:  On March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), I celebrated my seventh birthday. Tallulah Bee turned one on April 22 (Earth Day).

Location:   Tallulah Bee and I live in New Orleans, Louisiana, with our human mommy and daddy. I moved to New Orleans from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, just a little more than a year ago with my humans. Tallulah was born the day we moved into our new house and came to live with us a couple of months later. We live in an area called the Irish Channel. (Isn’t that perfect for a girl who was born on St. Patrick’s Day?) Our house used to be a corner store. It was converted into a residence right before we moved in. My sister and I love to walk all around our neighborhood and in the beautiful Garden District, which is just across Magazine Street from the Irish Channel.

Web/Blog Page:  My blog is called thek9harperlee: Reflections of a Golden Retriever Named Harper Lee. Here’s the link:

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Harper Lee: My humans came to the house where my litter mates and I lived. Mommy and Daddy were sitting on the ground with all the puppies running around them. I took one look at my daddy, marched right over to him, jumped into his arms, and gave him a big kiss. And that’s when I thought to myself, “I just totally won you over!”

Tallulah Bee:  When my humans came to pick me up, my mommy swept me into her arms, held me next to her face, and kept kissing me. I thought, “This woman won’t let me go!” And I’m so glad she didn’t.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? Harper Lee: I knew I was in my forever home when the neighbors came over for a Sip and See. That’s a Southern custom where people come over for cocktails to see the new baby when he or she comes home from the hospital. I was the new baby and I was home!

Tallulah Bee: I knew I was in my forever home when I claimed my spot in the house. I call it my perch: the doorway to the laundry room, which is up two steps from the kitchen. I can see everything from this spot . . . and everyone has to step over me to get through the doorway!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Harper Lee: When I was a young puppy, I was helping my human mommy plant rose bushes in the garden. She looked up and saw me running around the yard with what she thought was a tree branch. But then she wondered why the leaves on the branch were such pretty fall colors in spring. That’s when she realized that I had pulled up one of the newly planted rose bushes with its pretty red flowers. She was not amused, and she let me know it. That is the one and only bad thing I’ve ever done.

Tallulah Bee: I’ve been a bit more mischievous than my big sister, but overall I’ve been a pretty good girl. Except for the day that I decided to take a photo book off of the coffee table and have a little nibble. I would have gotten away with it, too, if my tattle tale big sister hadn’t rushed into the kitchen with a horrified look on her face to tell my human mommy that I was up to no good.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Tallulah Bee and I have our human daddy absolutely, completely, and totally wrapped around our little paws. Our human mommy is the alpha dog. Daddy is the sucker. We can get him to feed us when we want to be fed, walk us when we want to be walked, wake up when we want to wake up. It’s fabulous!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Harper Lee: People always think I’m older than I am. Perhaps it’s because my face has a little extra sugar (also known as gray hair). Or maybe it’s because I’ve been so totally laid back since I was just a tiny puppy. My humans say that I am an old soul.

Tallulah Bee: People think I’m a boy. Can you believe that? I mean, I wear a pink collar, people. Please!

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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32 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Harper Lee and Tallulah Bee

  1. easyweimaraner

    06/30/2016 at 12:07 pm

    oh how great to celebrate birthday on st. paddy’s day… bet there is a lot of green beer in the bowl… yum! I like this ritual to visit the new baby no matter if it has 2 or 4 legs… YAY for the fabulous South!

    • Miss Harper Lee

      06/30/2016 at 3:44 pm

      Alas, Easy, my humans are pretty stingy with the beer, even the yucky green stuff.I have no idea what their problem is. I’d be more than happy to share my food with them. 😉

  2. Tails Around the Ranch

    06/30/2016 at 12:29 pm

    Aw…what sweet Southern belles!

    • Miss Harper Lee

      06/30/2016 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you! We truly are a couple of Southern belles . . . and spunky too, just like Miss Scarlet O’Hara. 🙂

  3. Ladybuggz

    06/30/2016 at 12:33 pm

    Such beautiful dogs! Your Yorkie reminds me of our (past) Yorkie Petey…..

    • Piglove

      06/30/2016 at 12:44 pm

      aaaww thanks my sweet friend – Hogs and puppy kisses XOXO – Bacon and Houdini

    • Miss Harper Lee

      06/30/2016 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m generally pretty put together, but my little sister likes to have a little roll in the mud every once in a while . . . which leaves her quite the opposite of beautiful!

      • Ladybuggz

        06/30/2016 at 4:39 pm

        Typical Dog!

  4. Trisha

    06/30/2016 at 1:35 pm

    What beautiful girls! For some reason, people just don’t pick up on the color of collars sometimes. Someone kept calling our Smarty Boy a girl. He’s got a blue collar and other… ahem, stuff that clearly indicates he’s a boy!

    • Miss Harper Lee

      06/30/2016 at 3:51 pm

      Our human mommy is constantly glancing at the hind end of dogs we meet on our walks to be certain that she doesn’t make that mistake. Parents can be sooooo embarrassing!

  5. databbiesotrouttowne

    06/30/2016 at 3:27 pm

    ~~~~~~~ waves two ewe tallulah & harper……ewe both R total lee awesum ~~~~~~ for dawgs !!! 🙂 🙂 we N joyed yur interviewz two day

    we cracked up bout de rose bush & book…in sa dentz…high pawz two ewe both…that waz way kewl !!

    feel free ta stop by de land oh trout any time; we all wayz haz foodz on de grill….nice two meet ewe both; grate interviewz bacon !♥♥♥

  6. Miss Harper Lee

    06/30/2016 at 3:52 pm

    Waves right back to you. I have a feeling that there is no lack of mischief in the Land Oh Trout. 😉

  7. Miss Harper Lee

    06/30/2016 at 3:55 pm

    My dear sweet Bacon, thank you so very much for our spotlight today. You have made our week! Mommy says that we will get big heads now. Yep . . . probably so! 🙂

    • Piglove

      06/30/2016 at 6:00 pm

      aaww you deserve big heads my beautiful friend! And thank YOU for participating in Spotlight Thursday! XOXO – Bacon

      • Miss Harper Lee

        07/01/2016 at 4:12 pm

        Such a pleasure, Bacon. Happy weekend!

  8. lexitheschnauzer

    06/30/2016 at 3:58 pm

    Hello girls. I, too, am a southern belle, born in Georgia and raised in Tennessee. Although not deep south like you, and with midwestern folks, I sometimes forget to be all, “I do declare!” So nice to meet you both and we’ll stop by (when we aren’t at work) at take a peep at your site.

    • Miss Harper Lee

      07/01/2016 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Lexi–Our human daddy is from Minnesota, so maybe we’re just half belles. 😉

  9. katsrus

    06/30/2016 at 7:09 pm

    Nice to meet you. Cute names.
    Sue B

    • Miss Harper Lee

      07/01/2016 at 4:02 pm

      Our humans spend hours and hours thinking of names for dogs. They’d have to live to be 476 to use all the names they’ve thought of!

  10. The Canadian Cats

    06/30/2016 at 7:10 pm

    An Irish birthday. It’s a wonder you weren’t called Danny Boy! MOL You and Tallulah sound like you arrived in a happy home that loves ya both. You girls sound like southern charmers where we are northern charmers. You are super hot and we get super cold. You are, “I do declare” and we are, “eh. whaddud you say?.” We would love to chat with our new friends.

    Shoko and Kali

    • Miss Harper Lee

      07/01/2016 at 4:05 pm

      Oh Shoko and Kali, I think our fur coats are far better suited to life in Canada than life in Louisiana. Fortunately, we’ve trained our humans to turn the air conditioning down and let us snooze away during the heat of the day. Yep, we’re definitely in a happy and loving home . . . and we rule!

      • The Canadian Cats

        07/01/2016 at 8:25 pm

        You don’t have to tell me you rule….I can tell from your post…you dudettes are the most,

  11. Genevieve Petrillo

    06/30/2016 at 8:08 pm

    How unfortunate that your mom didn’t appreciate your gardening help, Miss HL. And don’t feel too bad, TB. When Mom takes me to the VA for my therapy work, some of the old soldiers say the word, “Here, boy! What’s his name?” even when I’m wearing a sundress with 3 rows of ruffles!! Ugh!

    Love and licks,

    • Miss Harper Lee

      07/01/2016 at 4:07 pm

      Well, Cupcake, it’s fortunate that we’ll answer to anything . . . always with the idea that the person calling us might have a treat!

  12. onespoiledcat

    07/01/2016 at 5:27 am

    Oh how nice to meet more of your friends……….we love their names too! Sounds like these ladies have found a lovely Southern “Forever” !!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Miss Harper Lee

      07/01/2016 at 4:08 pm

      Hey Sammy! Maybe our human mommy should change the name of my blog to “twospoileddogs”!

  13. gentlestitches

    07/01/2016 at 5:34 am

    Lovely to meet you two Southern Belles. Geeze. You bring your Mom flowers and she gets annoyed? Peeps are funny! ❤

  14. Miss Harper Lee

    07/01/2016 at 4:09 pm

    Humans truly are funny. They lack an appreciation for nose art on windows and that all important accessory–dog hair–on their clothes. 😉

    • gentlestitches

      07/01/2016 at 7:25 pm

      Very, very true. 😄

  15. Skyler Braveheart

    07/04/2016 at 8:17 pm

    Loved your interview! You both are named for awesome women. Why don’t you buy your Mom a copy of Mockingbird for Mother’s Day? That and a new rosebush should get y’all plenty of treats…..


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