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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Leia, Raven, Pepper, Michael and Precious

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:  

Leia: Well, there’s a lot of us, so who goes-

Raven: FIRST!

Pepper: Very mature, kid.

Michael: Have ya’ll ever noticed that your heads can fit in my mouth? How weird is that?

Precious: Will this take long? I haven’t seen the inside of my eyelids in a very long time.

Age:  

Pepper: Um, let’s see. Oldest to youngest? In that case Precious is –

Precious: Still young enough to kick your multi-colored tail if you finish that sentence.

Raven: I find it very odd that we all can tell time yet none of us can even read.

Michael: I’m sixteen months old. Not sure what a month is, but I am sixteen of them.

Leia: Oh for crying out loud. Precious is 12, Pepper is 6, I’m 5, and Raven is 8 months.

Location:  

Leia: I believe we’re in Houston.

Raven: Not exactly Houston. Well, it’s close enough.

Precious: Humble, we’re in Humble.

Pepper: Like, being humble, meek, lowly and that stuff?

Michael: Weird name for a place. I think it’s pronounced “umble” though.

Raven: That’s not how you say “humble”.

Michael: Dude, I know. 

Web/Blog Page:  http://Walkingthroughpain.com

Leia: You should check it out. Or else!

Pepper: Did you just threaten the audience?

Michael: What’s an audience?

Precious: It’s the people who will be reading this later.

Raven: So why not just call them people?

ALL: Ohhhh……

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  

Michael: I was tearing it up with some of my bros, when all of a sudden…

Raven: These enormous hands came in and grabbed me...

Pepper: Next thing I knew, these faces were looking down on me…

Leia: And they hugged me and gave me food and let me chase the cats…

Precious: I infiltrated the male human’s domicile nigh on a decade ago, feigning an injured paw and utilizing my notable skills of stealth and deception in order to set myself up as the veritable queen of this domicile.

Michael: Pepper told me you got beat up and sounded like a tiny little kitten and daddy fed you scraps of –

Precious: Silence demon fluff dog!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?   

Leia: I’ve got an anxiety problem. I literally ate holes in the walls. And, well, mom and dad still kept me around.  That was unexpected.

Raven: I had a pretty bad rash on my side that really messed up the daily schedule for not only my parents, but for my brother and sisters. Sorry, guys.

Pepper: I think I’ve always known that mom and dad were going to be there for me. Then again, I was the cat equivalent of a toddler when they brought me home.

Precious: As my younger canine companion so eloquently stated earlier, I was in all senses of the word, a rescue. Dad found me one night with an injured paw, took me in, and the rest is history.

Michael: The first night I was brought home. They wouldn’t stop recording me. They had these big, goofy grins on their faces.

Leia: Your head fit in my mouth back then.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   

Raven: I really haven’t been here long enough to cause much destruction. I did knock over the lamp a few days ago.

Michael: Did you break it?

Raven: No

Pepper: Doesn’t count.

Leia: I followed mom  and dad into the garage one time and hopped into the car. I thought we were going for a ride! Turns out, we weren’t. I freaked when they tried to get me out, and well, I peed in the car.

Everyone else: Hee, hee, hee.

Leia: Grrrrrrr!

Michael: Now, see, I peed literally every single night when I first came home. I had an excuse: I was a puppy.

Leia: Shut. Up.

Pepper: So when we moved to the house from the apartment a few years ago, we suddenly got these long, soft sheets hanging from the top of the windows –

Leia: Curtains. And you obliterated them.

Pepper: Yeah….those were a lot of fun.

Precious: Years ago, and I don’t remember much for the night was so traumatic, I supposedly walked up and down the hall, howling, and eventually, relieved myself on the floor. Obviously these accusations are baseless.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  

Leia: Mom. I just wriggled my way into her heart.

Michael: I was a white ball of fluff, of course mom loves me the most.

Pepper: I am an egalitarian paw wrapper.

Raven: You’re an eagle?

Pepper: Yes Raven, I am an eagle.

Raven: So cool. I’m an eagle, too.

Precious: You’ve got both mom and dad around your paws?

Raven: That, too.

Precious: The human male’s soul is mine and mine alone. Touch him not!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  

Leia: The biggest misconception is that as a French bulldog, I should be more fancy. Well, I live in the US, sorry to disappoint.

Pepper: Oui.

Michael: The greatest misconception about me is that I will eat anything and everything in my path, leaving a wake of destruction so wide and vast it could only be called apocalyptic. All I want is some good play time and some snoozing.

Raven: The whole black cat stigma.

Precious: You’re not bad luck.

Raven: Exactly.

 




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

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Jasper

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:  Jasper (a Fox Red Labrador who is full of life, love and bounce)

Age:  11 months

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Web/Blog Page:  https://jasperthefoxred.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  mmm, this one is tricky but I remember thinking that my mum was the softie (boy was I wrong). I picked my parents tho, so it wasn’t so hard for them. In fact the first day I met my pawparents I slept the whole time in my mums arms.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Definitely when I got my big boy bed and I get to roam outside my crate. I don’t but I like to have the option y’know.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  There has been a few, although not technically ‘in the home’ it was as far as I’m willing to push my paw parents. But there was one day we were driving out the beach (for me) and I managed to get under the passenger seat of the car and chew the entire way through the cables under the seat. One of these cables happened to be attached to the airbag. Safe to say, I was in trouble.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Easily my Dad and for so many reasons. My mum is the boss, so  that’s that. My dad is the play man he comes home from work just to play with me I think…. He gives me treats when I ‘kinda’ so the tricks my mums showed me. Other reasons include that if I want something if I bark for long enough my dad gives in, my mum just digs her heels in more or sends me to bed.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Interesting question. I think sometimes they think I need more exercise than I do to be sleepy. I actually really enjoy chilling out on my rug after a morning walk and sleeping all day. Don’t worry mum I’m not bored or under stimulated I am just genuinely dreaming of chasing rabbits and saving my energy for tug of war when dad gets home!



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

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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National Clean Up Your Room Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

May 10th – the perfect holiday for ALL parents far and near.  If you have kids, you can relate  to this National Clean Up Your Room Day.  The kids may think that everything in their ‘organized’ room is treasure and things they will need tomorrow but we all know that plate, one sock, various toys and Lego’s and clothes are things that need to be cleaned up.  Sometimes the mess is so bad that you can’t walk through the room and stuff is packed under the bed, the dresser and the closet is overflowing.  How do these kids live in this mess?!

To mom and dad’s delights everywhere – today is National Clean Up Your Room.  Get out your shovels and pull the truck up to their window.  It’s time for everyone to clean their rooms.  Especially that Bacon, he’s not perfect either.  I took a picture of that little fellows room before his mom got to it when she got home from work.  WOW – that’s all I can say.  I can just imagine the places I could hide some nuts in that room – chitter chatter.

P.S. my friends.  This day also applies to adults.  Kids make sure you check your parents rooms as well.  Fair play is fair play !

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Lucy Sandy

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:  Lucy Sandy (Nicknames: Lucy Goosey and Lucy Lou – so far )

Age:  1 year

Location:  Chattanooga (well, really Soddy Daisy, but no one knows where that is, including me) Chattanooga

Web/Blog Page:  www.lexitheschnauzer.com (because my Angel Lexi sister said it’s ok to use her blog)

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I was being taken somewhere called “the pound” when Amy saw me and said she would take me home with her. I thought maybe I was on vacation. I got good food and a soft couch and a nice dog bed. Then a man walked in and I cowered because I thought maybe he would hit me. But he knelt down and spoke very softly to me and I fell in love with him right then and there. His name is Jeff. I didn’t realize these were my new parents for a few days, so I was on my very best behavior.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Amy left me with another lady who took me to the vet’s and left me there. I went to sleep and when I woke up I had a big owie on my belly. I didn’t understand, and I thought she had left me there for good. The next day Amy came and took me back home. I think that’s when I realized that really was my home.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   I had gotten comfortable in what I now knew was my home, and started “testing my boundaries,” according to Amy. I tried different places to pee and poop in the house and Amy just quietly cleaned it up. Then, one day, Amy called me over to an extra big pile of stinky stuff and pointed at it and told me, “No!” That really scared me. I mean, why didn’t she just tell me that to begin with? Once she explained it was not acceptable to potty in the house at all I stopped doing it.  

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Amy feeds me and plays with me and lets me out except in the morning when Jeff lets me out. So I think it is her.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Amy and Jeff call me an AmStaff. They don’t say the words Pit Bull because a lot of people are instantly scared. So, I guess it would be that I might bite them?? I really don’t understand that ’cause I like everybody and just want them to like me, too.



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

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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National Compliment Day


 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

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January 24th, is commemorated as National Compliment Day every year. It is a very special day and celebrated in most parts of the world apart from the USA. This day represents a positive theme – a positive tone in a positive atmosphere – everywhere you are whether it be at home, the grocery market, work or that place the humans feel to punish themselves by what they call “working out”.

Compliments – compliments – compliments – that is what we most do today. Have you ever noticed how someone just brightens up at a compliment, even a complete stranger? Do you notice how much harder you work when you get a compliment? So today, we shall compliment our little hearts out.

So here are some suggestions that can help you today on your National Compliment Day.

Compliment that human that is consistently working out in their hamster ball.

Compliment that human that really has touched you in some point of your life in a good way.

Compliment your spouse. Sometimes you humans don’t express your feelings enough to each other. Maybe if you compliment them, they’ll give you more nuts for the winter.

By all means, compliment your pets. They’re always there for you no matter what, even when you come home upset. They just want to love on you.  They know no hate.

Compliment the guy that cuts you off in traffic this morning. Maybe he won’t hear you but you can smile and wave – with your entire hand not your middle finger – HA!. Maybe instead of uttering fowl language under your breath, think to yourself, “Isn’t he a nice guy for getting in front of me blocking me from any danger.”

Compliment your mother and father – if it wasn’t for them, you wouldn’t be here. Heck, have your spouse compliment them too. If it wasn’t for them, your spouse wouldn’t have you.

Compliment your pups… I mean children. I’m sure they do something else besides being destructive.

Compliment your teacher. Compliment your bus driver or your chauffeur.

While you’re at it – compliment nature and all of its little creatures, like me 🙂 Hey, you can even throw us some extra feed outside, we won’t say no.

You get the drift. You give out compliments and you give a positive sense of well being. You make someone feel great with just a few words. We all know that words can be so destructive. Let’s turn it around today.

I, Journalist Rocky the Squirrel, challenge you. I challenge you to give out a minimum of FIVE compliments today. I bet you can do more but FIVE is a good start. Are you going to take the challenge?

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell

Welcome my Friends to August – Bacon’s Show and Tell

This month we are talking about that ONE thing that you had growing up that impressed your life all of these years that you still think about it?  Something that maybe perhaps you still have somewhere put away in your home?  Something that when you look back at and think of the times you had with this ONE thing that it makes you smile so wide and your heart just glows?

 


Today I want to talk about one of mom’s things that has touched her all of her life.  Something that she has kept  and would never do without.  See this little dresser – three deep drawers with foxes/bears on the front.  This little dresser has been in mom’s life close to 46 years.  You see, shortly after mom was born her daddy built this little dresser for her.  And mom has kept it all these years.

It has lots of dings and scratches and some of the stickers on the front are even starting to come off.  But still mom has it and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  It sits in my and Houdini’s room and we treasure it too.

In fact, currently it is being used to store all of Houdini’s clothes.  So you can kind of say that it’s second generation now doing it’s thing. ❤

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2016 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell – REMINDER

Mark your calendars my friend.  Bacon’s Show and Tell is scheduled for

Friday, August 26th, 2016.

Let’s talk about childhood.  Is there ONE thing that you had growing up that impressed your life all of these years that you still think about it?  Something that maybe perhaps you still have somewhere put away in your home?  Something that when you look back at and think of the times you had with this ONE thing that it makes you smile so wide and your heart just glows?

This is your day my friends.  Join us this month for Bacon’s Show and Tell to talk about that ONE item.

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2016 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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