I'm thankful for my people, who give me food at Breakfast time and at Dinner time, since I wouldn't be very good at getting it for myself. I'm thankful that we could move to a new house and my people gave me and the other dogs our fields. I'm thankful for the people my people bring to our house so I can practice my kissing skills. I'm thankful our house is warm; our sheep are happy and fat; and our dog beds are fluffy and clean.
2. How do you deal with a squeaker/shrieker/noisy dog?
Put him on his back and tell him to shut up. As the boss of the house, I find that works pretty well. I don't do it except in the most egregious cases, though. Works on cats, too--or at least *that* cat.
3. Barbara wants to know: what would you say is ONE skill or attribute needed to be successful?
Delicate, deliberate, well aimed kissing.
4. Pippin (that me!!) wants to know: what are your favorite games?
I like the game where my scribe and I walk down the driveway and then I stop (since she thinks I'm too dumb to stay out of the road--but that's part of the pretend I play with her) and she walks on to get the mail. Then, when she comes back, I run, run, run back to the house. I also like the game in the early morning where I slither onto the bed like a snake and give tiny, tiny kisses right on the scribe's mouth. She likes it too. No, really.
5. What are some of your favorite strategies for dealing with winter?
I grow more fur and that helps a lot (but then it has to get brushed out in the spring). In the winter, I'm glad I'm not a slickie, smoothie like Rafe, Kyzer and Lad. (But for their part, they don't have to deal with ice balls sticking to the fur on their feet since they don't have any fur there)
Here are some pics of how our little farm gets ready for winter (all taken by Tansy's scribe, who has an expert eye for a good photograph):