When my mom told me I’d gotten a Lobster Award, I was so excited! I do love seafood. She said her friend, Kim Tackett of Tour of No Regrets nominated me. Mom was nominated by another blogging friend, but she accidentally deleted the message and can’t remember who it was, because she’s old and her brain doesn’t work so well. Anyway, Mom says Kim’s a cool woman who digs dogs (and lobsters) so I was happy to play along. She said that bloggers give other bloggers the Lobster, to expand our circle of online friends and help us get to know each other. Mom met Kim at a blog conference a couple years back and likes her, but I haven’t actually gotten a sniff yet.
Anyway, here are my responses to the Lobster questions. But first, 11 facts about me.
- I was born in Seattle.
- My biological father was a 2.5 lb toy poodle and my biological mother was a 6 lb. maltese. I am 11 lbs. Mom can’t figure out why. (More kibble, please…)
- I have lived in Tampa, on the Monterey peninsula and now live in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Calif.)
- I love most people, even my vet.
- But I can be snippy and snappy.
- Wrap anything in turkey and I’ll devour it.
- My vocabulary is probably around 400 words.
- I have taught myself numerous commands, such as Go to your bed, puppy to his room, go get your___.
- My most favorite visitors are young people.
- I think Daddy is a big dog.
- Mommy is my bitch. Not literally, though.
1. What is your dream destination?
I have to admit that Pet Food Express is a dream destination. It’s got everything: toys, treats, foods and also small animals for me to torment. The front doors open automatically when I walk toward them and I zoom in and have a ball.
2. What places have you visited that you thought were highly overrated?
Doggy day care in California. I used to love doggy day care in Tampa. In fact, I ran the joint. But here in California, I just don’t like the crowd.
Also, the small plane gates at LAX are staffed by nasty people who got pissed at Mom, literally, when she got out my potty pad in the ladies room so I could go. I mean, she was going to throw it out after I used it. Also they didn’t like me to get out of my cage for the entire three-hour layover. NOT NICE. LAX is very overrated.
Oh, and the groomer. Miss Nancy is nice, but grooming is very overrated. Like the vet.
I don’t see a need to leave the country when I can find crop circles just down the street.
3. What is your favorite U.S. destination?
Mom and I had a great layover once in Galveston when a fuel gauge broke on our airplane. The nice flight attendants let me get out of my under-seat carrier and greet some of the passengers in our row. We were there a couple of hours.
I’m sniffing you right now.
4. What makes you happy?
Going to ‘nose’ class, where I learn to find things by scent.
I failed to mention how much I love to play ball & watch TV.
5. Why did you start blogging?
Mom’s always hanging around the computer. One day when she was in the shower I typed a few words and before you know it, well, I was blogging.
My daily walks are fun, too.
6. What are your top three bucket list items?
Visiting a worm farm so I can roll around in them to my heart’s content.
Having my own car and chauffeur (I love road trips), although Dad does pretty well.
But really, my bucket list is full. I’m living the dream right now.
Rooting around for worms to roll in.
7. What is one piece of advice you would offer or one saying you live by?
Always stand your ground, and if that doesn’t work, growl. You can bite, but only selectively.
8. What is the best thing anyone has ever said about your blog?
That I looked like royalty. Yeah, it’s all about me.
9. What is your ultimate guilty pleasure?
Whipped cream from an aerosol can. I know, the environment. But, still.
10. What is one product or service you cannot live without?
Kibble. I love me my kibble. I am addicted. But I can quit any time. Ok, no, I can’t.
There’s no place like home!
11. What two countries make you the happiest to visit?
Turkey. Hamburg, Germany. OH. Mom just said their names don’t refer to food. Oh well.
Mom says it ISN’T a Lobster Award, after all. It’s a LIEBSTER Award. Well, as Emily Litella would say:
Yes, that’s a wink.
Are you interested in more of my posts? Here’s my last one, or you can go to Mom’s home page and scroll down to Dogville, where I am featured prominently.
I’m supposed to pass this on to a few other bloggers, but it’s hard to find bloggers who haven’t already gotten a Lobster, I mean LIEBSTER. There are a few blogs I enjoy every day with Mom, and I want to share them with you. They can do a Lobster or not, as they choose!
Carolann at Sassy Townhouse Living has a really interesting blog and finds some the coolest products Mom has ever seen.
Ruth at Cranium Crunches just came out with a new book about brain health and everyone should buy it. Especially older folks. It’s called Being Brain Healthy. Here it is.
Rena blogs about her journey as an Alzeheimer’s caregiver. There isn’t a sweeter soul. Read her here.
Nancy at SkinnyKitchen.com has the best healthy recipes around. So tasty! Mom is on her site several times a week, here, for meal planning.
Dr. Margaret Rutherford is a very cool psychologist Mom met at a blog conference. She has the most interesting and helpful take on life. For humans, not us dogs, of course. Humans need more help. And she is a really nice person. Check her blog out here.
Check out Miss Kim’s blog HERE, though, too. Until next time!