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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Tink

23 Feb

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:  TinkerToy (but everybody who wants to live calls me TINK)

Age:  2 last October (that makes me a teenager, according to Mom, and that’s when she promised I could get my learner’s permit and start blogging, so I did – and I do)

Location:  A great big apartment with a teeny tiny porch facing a little tiny yard next to a really noisy road in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mom works there, too – so we spend most of our time together. In her office.

Web/Blog Page:  Mom hogs our only computer (no offense meant, Bacon!) – so I only get to be a Guest Blogger on ADDandSoMuchMORE.com every once in a while.  Here’s a link to my very first blog post, Blogging Tips from a Shih Tzu    

You can find others from there, using the Guest Posts drop-down on the bottom center of Mom’s menu bar – at the top of every page – scroll down to my name, and then click for a blog roll of what I’ve blogged (so far).   

Except for just a few other 2-legses guest posts, she wrote the rest herself – 2-legs stuff, mostly (and kinda’ boring if you ask me), but she did write a GREAT one on the day she went to pick me up for the very first time.  ALL I want for Christmas is . . . A Shih Tzu Puppy

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  At first I was sort of confused.  Aunt Peggy took the trip with Mom to come get me in upstate Ohio.  I’ve since figured out that Mom could get lost in a bathtub, so Aunt Peggy came to keep it a day trip instead of a weekend with a hotel stay in Kansas, she says. 

I thought they were both really nice, but Aunt Peggy was holding me and making little cooing-clucking noises while Mom did some other stuff with my birth-Mom’s Mom. I couldn’t figure out what was going on until after the l-o-n-g ride in that big noisy wheelie thing that I now know is a wanna’-ride-in-the-car.  

Mom held me on her lap wrapped in a really soft blanket inside a big purse with windows for the whole long trip — while Aunt Peggy pretty much ignored me, kinda’ dizzy from the whizzing in the big front window she kept staring at, I guess. 

I wasn’t really sure we weren’t on the way to a new vet or something until Mom and I got out and Aunt Peggy kept on going.  I was even more confused when we went inside.  There was a big tree IN the house, with lights on it and a bunch of other stuff – and she kept putting me in scarves and things to take my picture. 

NOW I know that’s how she celebrates Christmas, but I don’t mind sayin’ it was really weird that first day.  But I figured Mom was a pretty understanding two-legs, since she didn’t leave my side for several days and nights. So I knew I’d be okay until somebody came to take me back home where all the trees stayed outside.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  That one’s easy – the treats.  Mom already had my food, a couple of special beds, blankets, toys and stuff for me, and she knew that I was used to going potty on peepee pads. But I was afraid I’d have to go without my treats in this new place. 

The first time she came near me with a piece of banana, I suspected that maybe I wasn’t going back home – that this WAS gonna’ be home now.  When she finally noticed I was getting a bit tired of bananas and handed over the carrots and the broccoli, I knew my suspicions were right — and I pretty much figured that I had it made! 

Not having to share helped me get over missing my brothers and sisters too. FAST.  I didn’t even cry once.  I actually love to be with mostly two-legses now.  None of the four-legses ever have any treats.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   That would have to be a tie between shredding the toilet paper,, tearing up the peepee pads, and pulling the stuffing out of one of the couch pillows and burying it in special places all over our apartment.  (I think the two-legses aren’t as fond of a change of texture now and then, and they get crazy when we four-legses LOVE it).  

I could tell Mom was really mad because she used her bad-dog voice when she turned her eyes from that little box thing with the sounds and earmuffs she talks to all the time and caught me at it — and she growled every time she found another little bit of something I’d hidden somewhere new.  

She still hasn’t put the stuffing back in that couch pillow, by the way. It’s on some list, she says – even though anybody could see it plain as day on the table.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I don’t have a Dad . My friend Xander doesn’t have a Mom, so I guess some dogs only get one or the other — and boy am I’m glad I got the one I did.  Uncle Jason is great and all, but Mom’s a push-over.  

She plays frisbee with me, fetch toys down our long hallway, and is pretty much always good for a quick game of find the ball under the furniture. She also keeps the tangles out of my coat (mostly), cooks special treats like sweet potato chewies, and fixes special food so I’m not stuck with those dry health-food chunks all the time.  

When its nice outside and I’ve been really good she takes me to play with these little two-legses in the park. But the best thing is when we walk to a lake near where we live – and I get to play with the big 2-legses who are trying to rescue the fish on these sticks with strings.  Before we head home I get up on one of the benches and she gives me a big drink of water – and treats, just for being such a great dog! 

Oh yeah, and her bed is MY bed now.  The ones I started out with are now reserved just for naps.  I even have one on my own chair next to our computer – with a little step stool so I can get down if I get bored watching her work.  Since we’re in the same bed anymore, I can sometimes even wake her up (when she’s still sleeping and the sun is really bright and some dogs want to go outside!) But not always. 

I wrote all about the pain of having to deal with her sleep disorder in my extra-special article for N-24 Awareness Day.  Sleeping with the Enemy: Mom’s N-24

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am a GIRL!  There’s this great Cheers bar on my route (where everybody knows my name). My fan club hangs there, and we check in during our night walks. But they keep saying “she.”   Haven’t they ever seen a topknot before?  It’s not just girls who want to be able to see, for pete sakes – and my bangs grow really fast. Sheesh!



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

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88 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Tink

  1. easyweimaraner

    February 23, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Oh how beautiful you are… and to come into a house with a tree is just fabulous!!! I hope that tree in the house had tons of gifts for you ;o) I love toilet paper too, I built a lot of pink highways with it and I also eat it… butt it works not like eggs-pected… I hoped for wrapped stuff when I do my business …

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 23, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Thanks for the visit and the comment, Easy. We’d sure have a ball together in that big room where the 2-legses sit on those big white chairs – TONS of toilet paper there.
      Woof! TINK

       
  2. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    February 23, 2017 at 2:33 am

    This is sooooooo cool, Bacon. How great of you to make me a STAR! Mom is making me wait to post my announcement for a bit – something about more chances for folks to see one or the other in that Reader that both posts don’t show up at the same time???

    But I am jumping at the bit to tell EVERYONE this great news. I am SO excited.
    Woof! Tink

     
  3. Skyler Braveheart

    February 23, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Tink, you are very handsome, and it sounds like you have it made. Loved meeting you..I will have to check out your blogs!

     
  4. Sue Vincent

    February 23, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Hey Tink, great to read a bit more about you! My two-legs is hogging the ‘puter at present (no offense, Bacon!) but I think it is about time she vacated the desk for a bit 😉 Much love, Ani xxx

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 23, 2017 at 4:35 am

      HELLO ANI !!!!

      It’s so great to see you over here. It’s getting really late here and Mom’s draggin’ us off to bed, but I made her let me check to see if I had any new visitors at the Spotlight first, and BOY am I glad. I would have missed you ’til whenever she wakes up from her sleep disorder.

      But here’s the big concern: how come some of the other 4-legs get their pictures and you and I have to use our Moms’. Is it ’cause we have to share a computer with them, or more like some of us don’t get a Mom AND a Dad?
      Woof! TINK

       
      • Sue Vincent

        February 23, 2017 at 4:41 am

        I have to rely on mine for pictures as well… and she doesn’t much like being on the other end of the camera, she says. Don’t see why not, she’s always pinting the thing at me… even in the bath!
        Sleep well, Tink. Much love, Ani xxx

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        My Mom has a lot of pictures from when she was younger, but she hates to have her picture taken now. I tell her that just because she can’t use a camera to take a good picture, it doesn’t mean that’s true for the other 2-legses, but she still doesn’t let them take pictures of her anymore.
        Woof! TINK

         
      • Sue Vincent

        February 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        Mine has never been happy about it… but she puts up ith it. Sometimes 😉 xxx

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 23, 2017 at 2:16 pm

        Mom says she had to learn how to get her picture taken back when she was an actor – and now that she “quit the biz” and doesn’t have to have new photos and keep all fixed up and spackled all the time, she’s done with it all.

        I think she’s gotten a bit sloppy and doesn’t want evidence, but I don’t want to hurt her feelings (plus, I am afraid she’d have a fit about that evidence part).
        Woof! TINK

         
      • Sue Vincent

        February 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        Ha…mine is just getting old…she doesn’t mind that but she’s always avoided cameras 😉 xx

         
  5. vanbytheriver

    February 23, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Adorable ! Great interview. woof.

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks again. I was afraid I missed this comment earller, and I didn’t want to hurt your feelings, so I responded again. Or for the first time. whichever. I’m just thrilled that so many buds came by.
      Woof! TINK

       
  6. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    February 23, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Nico to meet you Tink. Your story is very interesting, you are a Christmas boy, it is very lovely.
    Kosmo,
    a cat in faraway Finland.

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Hi Kosmo – I hardly every meet kitties where Mom and I live (she’s allergic), so I love it that I can meet them on the internet. Thanks for coming over to introduce yourself. It’s nice to meet you too. REAL nice. I’ll be over to visit before long, so keep an eye out for me.
      Woof! TINK

       
  7. Tails Around the Ranch

    February 23, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Hi there, little Tink! You are as adorably cute as a little pocket. Sounds like you hit the doggie lotto with your upright. Hopefully your mum will give you more computer time soon!

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      I hoped you guys would pay a visit to the Spotlight and that you would say hi. Yeah, Mom’s a sweetie-pie (she says that to me so I guess that’s how the 2-legses think of it, but she tastes sorta’ salty to me, to tell you the truth).

      Thanks for stopping by. I’ll head over to the Ranch real soon. I don’t want more time on the computer , btw – I want her to get me a computer of my very own! Then I could spend all MY time on it, just like her.
      Woof! TINK

       
  8. 15andmeowing

    February 23, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Nice to meet Tink, he is a cutie..

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 23, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks for saying I’m a cutie, 15. Is that really your NAME? (maybe I’ll have to go see if you have an About page and find out).
      Woof! Tink

       
  9. The Canadian Cats

    February 23, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Tink is my kinda woofie! A handsome male with a superior attitude.

    Shoko

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Shoko – I’m glad you like my attitude, but I don’t really think I’m superior – I just have clear vision and tell it like it is. (hehehe)

      You are so lucky to be CANADIAN cats, btw. Mom has been scared to be in America since her birthday last November. (Something to do with orange and twitter-birds, I think.) I wish being where you are in real life could happen as fast as on the internet. But I’ll be over to see how it is where you live soon enough.
      Woof! TINK

       
  10. databbiesotrouttowne

    February 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    waves two ewe tink frum de land oh trout !! itz veree nice two meet ewe….we N joyed yur storee two day N give ya 984 pawz UP at de hole shreddin toy let paper job 🙂 ewe R one handsum little dood…hope yur dayz awesum ~~~~ if ya due knot understand uz, thatz oh kay, we dont understand R selvez 🙂 but if yur ever over blogger way, stop bye N say hi ! 🙂 ♥♥♥

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 23, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks for saying hello – and I will make it a POINT to stop by (even though Shih Tzus aren’t pointers, lol).
      Woof! TINK

       
  11. Kate Crimmins

    February 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    You have found the best house! You sound like a fun dog!

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks, Kate. My fan club at the Cheers bar down the street say that I’m fun – and I tend to believe what they say more than Mom’s opinion on this fun thing. She thinks even boring things like blogging about how the brain works are fun. I love our house – it’s big enough that I can run around, even when it’s raining cats and dogs outside (which Mom will never let me out to see, btw).

      I have an adopted aunt name Kate too. She reblogs a lot of Mom’s posts, but she doesn’t discriminate against the fur-faced bloggers, including me, so that’s why I adopted her. Now I love *everybody* with that name.
      Woof! TINK

       
      • Kate Crimmins

        February 23, 2017 at 7:35 pm

        and I love you too Tink!

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 23, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        awwwwww – how sweet of you to say that. Coffee and tea taste bitter (and I’m not allowed to have them), but it must make you 2-legses really sweet. The difference in Mom after she has her coffee is amazing – especially when she first wakes up.
        Woof! TINK

         
  12. koolkosherkitchen

    February 24, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Tink, you are a star! We love you! Meows and purrs, Beba and Barmalei.

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Stardom thanks to Bacon – and to everybody like you guys who were grrrreat to read my interview. I love all the attention – Mom’s kinda’ focused on her computer too much for me to feel like much of a star at home. So THANKS, really. Maybe Beba and Barmalei might want to step into the spotlight. I think Bacon keeps a list, since he has to produce a new show every week.
      Woof! TINK

       
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm

        My little sister is too silly to be interviewed – Barmalei.
        What did you say?!!! Mrrrrr! Frrrrr! – Beba
        (That’s the end of the interview)

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm

        Well, you get a lot of attention from your Mom’s fans on her great blog, so maybe an actual interview is “coals to Newcastle” as Mom says. Not that coal has anything to do with anything, but the 2-legses seem to like to say that whenever they think something is not really necessary.
        Woof! TINK

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

        Frrrr! Mrrrr! (sorry, we are still figuring out who is silly around here!)

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 7:29 pm

        Maybe it’s a tie? Woof!

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        Never! I am the older brother! – Barmalei
        Say who? We are twins! – Beba

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 8:03 pm

        Oh dear – I always wondered what it would have been like to stay with my brothers and sisters who were born when I was. Maybe I’m glad I’m an only at Mom’s house. It’s not like we can flip a coin to settle things – not without thumbs that work like the 2-legs’es anyway.
        Woof! TINK

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 8:06 pm

        Tink, we’ll tell you a secret: it’s a show we put on every night for our humans’ benefit, sound effects and all. Growing up with these two who are both from Odessa, we had to become comedians by osmosis.

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

        THAT makes more sense. I’ll bet they give you treats when you make them laugh. My mom always does.
        Woof! TINK

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm

        Oh no! Treats are only given out in the morning, and there is a special breakfast on Friday morning, to honor Shabbos, just like humans do, on a special plate too.
        Meows and purrs, Beba and Barmalei.

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        I have my own dish, but I don’t think it’s very special. She has a few of them for me, but they all look exactly the same. Every single day.

        Mom saves back something she calls calories when she makes my food – so I can have yummie treats at other times without turning into a fat dog. She says she’d love me anyway, but my vet says it would be hard on my hips – and we love our vet, so Mom listens.

        I have a tiny mouth, so my treats are tiny too, like sweet potato chips she makes just for me — but sometimes she lets me have a half a carrot like she eats – ALL for me!
        Woof! TINK

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm

        Ooooh, Tink, you are spoiled! We have one food bowl and one water bowl for every day, and we share them. They are very pretty, and when you reach the bottom, it says “Good Cat” – we love it! But the Friday “forspecial” dish is a human dish, and we eat special yummy food on the kitchen table – yay!

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm

        Every single week?! You guysmight be the lucky ones – the only time I get up much above Mom’s waist level is when its bath time. My same ole’ food dishes are always on the floor.
        Woof!

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 9:43 pm

        Oh, dear Tink, what a pity you don’t have Shabbos! It’s a special day for us, and humans too, but especially for us cats because we were born with souls of the righteous, so we get extra respect (“Not you, silly Beba!” “Frrrrr! All brothers think too much of themselves!”)

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        I know. Mom makes Christmas last pretty long (and we even have candles then) – and I think I’ll get a basket of treats and toys for Easter, but I wish she’d work in Shabbos too.

        She says, given the way she was raised, I’m lucky she celebrates anything even slightly related to religion – she says her religion is more along the lines of “spiritual.”

        All the MORE reason to include Shabbos, don’t you think?
        Woof! TINK

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

        There is always a reason to include Shabbos – it’s the most spiritual day of the week, but regarding who should or shouldn’t do what in their lives, we take the 5th. Actually, 5 times 2 = 10, so we take the 10th!
        Meow and Purrs!

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm

        I guess you’ve left the 5th to me, then – unless Mom wants to join me. I wonder if Bacon & friends get Shabbos at the Hotel.
        Woof!

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

        Good question about Bacon…

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 27, 2017 at 10:52 pm

        His Mom says he not the kind of pig that gets eaten, but I’m not sure why what is. I hope he’ll stop in and let us know. He’s a pretty busy full-time blogging pig, not like me who only gets a guest spot every once in a while, so we’ll see.
        Woof! TINK

         
      • Piglove

        February 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

        Hey sweet friend! I’m a miniature pot-bellied piggy. I’m small sized (about 45 pounds) so mom says that’s not the eating kind. Of course she might be biased and say that not too hurt my feelings but I don’t act like I know the truth. You understand? XOXO – Bacon

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm

        Well I guess any of us could be eaten by *something* – so maybe “usually” is what’s really true? But, for a pig, you are really little, so it would probably be too much trouble for too little payoff. I’ll bet they go for the really big guys.

        But YOUR Mom and Dad won’t let anybody with a fork anywhere near you, so you don’t have to worry.
        Woof! TINK

         
      • Piglove

        February 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm

        Amen to that sweet friend!! ❤ XOXO – Bacon

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

        Thank you Tink, you are a true friend! Meows and purrs, Beba and Barmalei

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm

        And you are the neatest kitties I’ve ever met! xx, mgh

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 28, 2017 at 4:37 pm

        Oh Tink, you are such a flatterer! We think you’re the cutest and definitely the smartest!
        Beba, what do you know about smarts? – Barmalei
        Frrrr! – Beba
        Meows and purrs from both of us!

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm

        You guys remind me of some twins I knew as a child. They could spat all day over who got the biggest egg for breakfast. But they were really best friends.
        xx, mgh

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

        Exactly.
        I take care of my sister – Barmalei.
        I groom my brother to make sure he looks his best – Beba.
        We both love you, Tink!
        Meows and Purrs!

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        My love to you two too. Woof! TINK

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm

        🙂

         
      • Piglove

        March 1, 2017 at 9:16 am

        Hey, this little oinker wants to get in with some love. Much love to all of you sweet friends ❤ XOXO – Bacon

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        March 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm

        Friends are the best!

        That 2-legs with the orange face needs to stop fighting with people and get to know some. Maybe that’s why he’s so mean – not many friends. But Mom says if you want a friend you have to act friendly. Do you think his Mom never taught him that?
        Woof! TINK

         
      • Piglove

        March 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

        I’m thinking you might just be right about that – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • Piglove

        February 28, 2017 at 9:34 am

        Well Saturday nights are our special nights. Mom/dad go out on date night. When they get back, we all get a little something special too. Does that count? XOXO – Bacon

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 28, 2017 at 5:06 pm

        Where treats are concerned, it ALL counts, imho!
        Woof! TINK

         
      • Piglove

        February 28, 2017 at 9:33 am

        Winks – don’t you worry Tink. You’ll never be a fat dog. ❤ XOXO – Bacon

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

        I hope you’re right – some dogs have to go on diets and that sounds dreadful!
        Woof! TINK

         
      • Piglove

        February 28, 2017 at 9:31 am

        Oh no! Everyone is interviewable – is that a word? Snorts and oinks – it is now. Email me – I’ll make you a star like Tink ❤ XOXO – Bacon

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 28, 2017 at 12:11 pm

        Dear Bacon, we are so overwhelmed that you have found time to reach out to us! “To me, silly, all YOU can do is preen and look gorgeous!” “Frrrr! Mrrrr! Who are you calling names, brother?! Slap!”
        Dear Bacon, we’d love to be interviewed, just give us the questions. Or are they the same questions our friend Tink had to answer?
        Meows and Purrs, Beba and Barmalei

         
      • Piglove

        February 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm

        Ya’ll will be a blast my friends!! They are the same questions. Send the answers and a couple of wonderful pictures back to me email
        baconthompson@gmail.com
        I will get everything set up and let you know your published date. Ya’ll are sweethearts for wanting to participate. Sending you much hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 28, 2017 at 12:19 pm

        Dear Bacon, I am having my manicure and pedicure today. A girl must look good for her photo session! – Beba
        Bacon, buddy, don’t never mind her! I’ll answer the questions, don’t you worry – Barmalei

         
      • Piglove

        February 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        Oh squeals – I look forward to hearing from you both my dear friends. For sure!! XOXO – Bacon

         
      • koolkosherkitchen

        February 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm

        Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow…
        But we love you today – Meows and purrs!

         
      • Piglove

        February 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

        Thanks sweet friend. I am *always* open for interviews. All anyone has to do is email me at baconthompson@gmail.com with Spotlight in the subject line. I will be so on it!
        And thank you my pal Tink for participating. I so much appreciate it! XOXO – Bacon

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        February 28, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        It was so much fun. Who doesn’t like attention – and new friends? Thank YOU for inviting me to play.
        Woof! TINK

         
  13. usathroughoureyes

    February 24, 2017 at 7:33 am

    WOL (woof out loud)! I sure can relate Tink! I’m with my peoples constantly and regularly have to bring my Frisbee to em and nudge them to take me outside and play. I want to play all the time and we do a lot especially when out on our road trips but when we’re home they are hogging the computer. The use to let me d’log more but now they are blogging more and more. Us dogs have a lot in common and our peoples don’t know the half of it. Since finding your site I’m going to bark some more time to reach out to you. Does your mommy feel guilty when you tip your head and put that pouty look on? That look gets my peoples attention all the time. Oh, I think you are very handsome, I mean don’t’ get me wrong, I’m not hitting on you I don’t think but woof, it the tail wags so be it.

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Emma! Thanks for stopping by to read my interview. [lol d’log!!!] Yeah, Mom’s a sucker for “the look” – sometimes it gets her to play and sometimes it gets me a treat, but it always works on her, heh-heh-heh. I think you get more outdoor play than I do – but we have a big place, so I probably get more indoor play – but as long as we can keep them playing it’s all good, right?

      Frisbees are the BEST, aren’t they? Mom spends waaaaay too much time on her computer too – so I know just what you mean. MY posts are what people REALLY want to read, not all that boring mental health stuff, but just try convincing her of that one. You are right about that “half of it” part. Some days I believe they are totally clueless!

      I think you are pretty cute too, but getting our 2-legses together so we might actually meet is probably not gonna’ happen. I usually have to drag Mom into my Cheers bar down the street, for heaven’s sakes.
      Woof! TINK

       
  14. tmezpoetry

    February 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

    “Get lost in the bathtub” LOL. Tink is adorable 🙂 This whole post is refreshing and uplifting Madelyn. Made me smile.

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      February 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks, Tammy. It may make me seem more than a bit crazy, but looking at life through Tink’s eyes keeps me sane and gives me a bit of a welcome break from my usual topics. (he’s probably right about that bathtub, btw – I *live* lost!). Thanks again for for taking the time to stop by to read Tink’s interview – and letting us know that you did.
      xx,
      mgh

       
  15. Kate McClelland

    March 1, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

     
  16. Amy

    March 2, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Welcome Tink! I am very pleased to meet you. I am glad you gave so much information about yourself. Your Mom visits my blog and “likes” it from time to time. I will have to hop over and say hi. 🙂

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

      March 3, 2017 at 4:22 am

      Hi Amy. If Mom “likes” it means she really likes. She’s ADD, you know, so sometimes she wanders off before she comments – but she usually does eventually – on and on and on and on! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by Bacon’s Spotlight and reading my interview.
      Woof! TINK

       
      • Amy

        March 3, 2017 at 8:06 am

        Interesting. I know sometimes it is tempting to hit like just so the blogger knows you were there. That’s why I always try to leave a comment. Now that we’re friends, please do add your opinion whenever you feel like it. 🙂

         
      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        March 3, 2017 at 9:59 pm

        Thanks Amy. Mom hogs the computer for her work, so sometimes I don’t have a bunch of time on blogs, but we both like to chat, so we often do.
        Woof! TINK

         

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