Follow-Up Friday – August 22, 2014

Welcome to this week’s edition of Follow-Up Friday, the post where I highlight reader’s comments, answer questions and generally just wrap up my week.

You Make Me Smile – August 17, 2014

That's my Auntie!

That’s my Auntie!

Emma asked, “I wonder what Aunty does to make her so special to him?”

She loves him unconditionally, just like he loves her. :-)

Callie, Shadow and Ducky’s mom asked, “How’s he doing this morning after that sprint? Any noticeable discomfort?”

He didn’t seem to.  He is still stiff sometimes when he gets up, (which they tell me is normal)  but he didn’t seem to be favoring the leg at all. 

What the Fashionable Dog Walker is Wearing

This little light of mine....

This little light of mine….

Callie, Shadow and Ducky’s mom said, “Well how about a doggie backpack with reflective strips on them?”

Good suggestion, I’ll keep that in mind.

Frankie and Ernie said, “Hunting and Fishing stores usually have some varieties of Lighted Hats and arm bands.”

Thank you!  I don’t know why I don’t think to go to Cabella’s in the first place! 

Jackie Bouchard said, “If we ever go at night when it’s dark, we only go if The Daddy can go along – and he carries the flashlight. And it’s a big ass light that doubles as a potential weapon.”

I like that.  Considering the off-leash dogs I run into, a big ass light sounds pretty good. I would need to clip it on me somehow though, I just don’t have enough hands.

Blueberry’s Human said, “As you know, I often hike in the dark this time of year. I know I may be slightly twisted, but I prefer nothing reflective. Do you realize how much fun it is to notice other hikers and their flashlights coming down hill and then quietly slip off the trail to let them pass and then have them gasp in fright when they finally notice the dog and human standing stock still?”

OMG you are hysterical.  I can see how that would be fun.  But my dogs would be making noise, so it wouldn’t work for me.    AND I wanted to tell you, I tried to comment on a couple of different posts on your blog, but for some reason, I could not. :-(

The Grimm Business of Poopies

I'm sorry for what you're about to read, the woman really has no class.

The woman really has no class.

I e-mailed my friend David a link and he responded with this,

“LOL AWWWWWWWWWW  And I’m probably the only person you could dedicate a poopie list to, who is actually honored at the dedication! Most of my dog’s poops(especially when they go somewhere they shouldn’t, or when there is an audience) falls under the Aladdin Poop territory.”

Sand Spring Chesapeakes said, “Awesome, I think I love poop as much as you do, these were great!”

HAHAHA maybe one day I’ll dedicate a poop post to you. ;-)

Frankie and Ernie said, “OKAY I (Frankie Furter) will tell on Ernie… he is a HANSEL.”

BWAHAHAHA Frankie, I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Delilah is a Gretel. :-)

One Person’s View said, “How about the Goldilocks? “This spot is too high. This spot is too low. This spot is too east. This spot is too west. AH! THIS SPOT IS JUST RIGHT!” Aka, the Poopie Dance.”

Dang it, I was trying to figure out Cinderella, but totally forgot Goldilocks!!  Good one, I’ll have to go back and revise that list.

Pamela said, “I blew milk out my nose! I love your Grimm Poopie Tales. The worst one I’ve ever witnessed was Snow White and Rose Red, or the scary results when a dog eats your lipstick.”

Oh Pamela.  How long have you been reading this blog?  And you still eat and drink while doing so? LOL I checked for the Snow White and Rose Red post, but didn’t see it.  **hint, hint**

Guess What?

Jackie Bouchard asked, “Do you have any idea how many words the book will be when you’re done? ”

How many words do your books have Jackie?  I’ve read they should be between 80,000 to 100,000 words.  But I also feel like I’m petering out. :-(

Frankie and Ernie said, “WE thought you had a Picture of our DAD there.”

OMG could you imagine a picture of old sure shot’s butt on this blog?  Your mom would not be HAPPY. :-)

Hawk said, “Mushrooms do take on some weird shapes!”

They sure do!  A long time ago, I wrote another post about mushrooms

As for the Round Robin, Pamela had a suggestion, “As for your round robin, how about going with a C alliteration: critters, caring, curing?”

I’m thinking Caring for Critters.

What do you think?

Dr. Rachele Baker said, “I checked out your Facebook page and I couldn’t find any information about your book. What is the title of your book and what is it about?”

And All Things Collie asked, “What is your book about?”

I’m not sure I’m ready to divulge the name of the book yet, I guess you would call it a mystery or detective/action type book.  Right now I think I’ve got all the action in the book, I just need to go back and enhance it.  

That’s it for me, look for your e-mail about the Round Robin, coming soon to an inbox near you. :-) 

Guess What?

Mushroom butt.

I suppose someone could argue it looks like cleavage, but I'm going with butt.

I suppose someone could argue it looks like cleavage, but I’m going with butt.

At least that’s what it looks like to me. :-)

Our neighborhood has lots of trees and I’ve noticed that many of the lawns have a lot of mushrooms.  I noticed this guy on one of our walks and thought it looked like a butt, so I took a picture. 

Book update

For those of you who aren’t friends with me on Facebook (honestly, why not?) I should let you know that I reached the 50,000 word mark on my book and I’m quickly closing in on 51,000. :-)  This is taking up a lot of my time and I am finding it difficult to get around to your blogs.  I’m super behind in reading and I apologize profusely for not visiting.   But guys, I’m getting close!!!  I’m so excited and I can’t wait to share it with you!!!

Round Robin

You gonna be okay Bubba?

You gonna be okay Bubba?

For those of you who expressed interest in participating the Round Robin about health, I’m putting an e-mail together that should be out by the end of the weekend.  I took your e-mail addresses from the comments, but I promise, I haven’t sold them. :-)  If you expressed interest and haven’t received the e-mail by Sunday, please let me know!  If you haven’t expressed interest but want to join, there’s plenty of time!!  

I think as of right now, I have close to 30 bloggers participating, but we can add as we go.  

I’m still looking for a name for the Round Robin, Dawn suggested “Healing Hounds and Hearts,” it’s wonderful, and the reason I’m not jumping on it, is because I don’t want the Round Robin to be exclusive to dogs.  I want people to share their stories of any animal that was hurt or injured and how they went about the healing process. 

If any of you have any suggestions, I’d appreciate it.

Heart Like a Dog

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The Grimm Business of Poopies

 

I'm sorry for what you're about to read, the woman really has no class.

I’m sorry for what you’re about to read, the woman really has no class.

Long time readers will know I have a thing for potty humor.  Honestly, some of my best posts and subsequent comments come when I write a post about dog poop.  I have no idea where this comes from. I just know that me and a friend of mine, find an awful lot of humor discussing poop.

A long time ago we found the Ultimate Poopie list.  We got a lot of laughs from that list.  

When you walk dogs you pick up poop.  When you pick up poop (or watch your dog poop) you think of things.  Things like the Ultimate Poopie list.  Somehow this weekend while I was walking the dogs and thinking about this, I started thinking about a poopie list for dogs.  Then somehow, I got side-tracked with Fairy Tales and before you know it, I came up with Grimms Brothers type poopie list for dogs.  Special thanks to my friend One Person’s View for the awesome title.

So without further ado here is my Grimm Poopie list for dogs. This one’s for you David!

  • The Rapunzel (a.k.a. Where did that long hair come from?) The poopie that looks like it’s trying to climb down from a tower, but just can’t manage it.  (Sometimes you gotta help a puppy out.)
  • The Aladdin – You wish you had a Genie to make the big, smelly poopie disappear.
  • The Little Red Riding Hood – This happens when you’re staring at your dog’s bung hole and that little red eyelid thing shows up, freaking you out and causing you to frantically text your vet tech friends and in a blind panic, you call your vet hyperventilating thinking there is something wrong.
  • The Hansel and Gretel – Because some dogs walk while they’re doing their business and effectively leave a trail indicating where they’ve been.
  • The Rumpelstiltskin – Siriusly, the boxer down the street told them there was a way to turn tennis ball fuzz into gold.
  • The Pinocchio (a.k.a. poop doesn’t lie) – I swear mom, I did not eat your (insert item here).  The proof  (as they say) is in the pudding…in a manner of speaking.
  • The Little Engine that Could – Sometimes it just takes time.
  • The Dog Who Cried Wolf – I really did have to go, it’s just I saw a squirrel and got distracted.
  • The Ugly Duckling – No explanation required.

Not fairy tales, but certainly classics.

  • The Wizard of Oz – the poopie is so big and smelly you’ll wish you weren’t in Kansas anymore.
  • Alice in Wonderland – You wonder how a dog that small can make a poopie THAT big, or how a dog that BIG can have such a small poopie.

Of course some poopies are just like children’s games – Hide ‘N Go Seek – You know the dog poopied, you saw the dog poopie, you just have to go and find it.

Ollie, Ollie Oxen Free.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

I told you she had no class.

 

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