Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tell Me Thursday 2012 #7 (Guest Blog)

Rafe here.

Miss Pippin told me I better do this "Tell Me Thursday" chore. Said her scribe runs out of Typing by the time Pip wants to bark. Don't know what she rightly means, think this is her answer to Question 4.

1. Jorgen would like to know what skill would you like to have that you don't currently have?

Well, now, I think it'd be right handy if I could carry flakes of hay and distribute them for the Sheep. My handler does that now, while I just lie down and tell the sheep to Stay Right There. Gets kinda boring at times, like to switch jobs with her. Not sure she likes to lie down in the pasture though.

2. If someone were going to play you in a movie, who do you think it would be?

Heck, guess it'd be one of those fellows in Brokeback Mountain. Not sure how good-looking they were, barely saw them. That's okay, so long as he's not a rough-coat black-and-white.

Here's a out-take from a Professional Photo Shoot. Said I might be a dog food model. Yep, lost out to the prick-eared black-and-white rough coat. All good, I got paid and didn't have to sell bad kibble.

3. Kelsey wants to know what is a quality that you admire in a dog but would never fit with you?

Hmm. Met a mini-Aussie once, a little Mosquito she was, fun to play with. But lord, could not live with that energy buzzing around.

4. If you had just enough money to pay someone to do one chore for you, what would it be?

Lie down at the top. A dog just gets going, moving those sheep, and then gets told to lie down? Sheesh.

5. Are you a procrastinator, a doitnower (I made that word up), or something in between?

Drink when I'm thirsty, sleep when I'm tired, eat when I see something on the counter.


Thursday, February 09, 2012

Tell Me Thursday--Scribe remembers her job

My scribe has been full of her usual excuses for why we haven't blogged even though I've nudged and poked and prodded (I don't plead--there are limits).  Anyway, my particularly cute face and a RSS reading break at the right moment moved her to action.

Here's my cute face for those wondering

This week's questions:
1. Robin wants to know what your ideal number of dogs is? 

My ideal number of dogs is the number that is easiest to boss around.  I have six dogs right now and that seems pretty easy.  I'm sure I could handle a couple more.  Cats, now that's a very different story.  They are wily creatures with unpredictable habits. I think zero cats would be quite sufficient; however the people seem to just keep adding more of them.

2. Lora wants to know if you find that your dogs are better or worse after time off from training?

I don't ever let my dogs off from training.  If you do that, they end up thinking they don't have to do what you say and then you're forced to put them on their backs. The people don't much like that, so to keep them from bothering me with their rules,  I've learned it's better to keep a constant training regimen going with my dogs.

3. What is your favorite power tool? What power tool do you wish you had?

I have a very powerful bark.  And also a powerful kiss.  Those serve me just dandy.

4. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wished to be the dog of a Queen.  (Hahahaha, got my wish.)

5. How many of your friends are not "dog people"?

What's that?