Showing posts with label dogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dogs. Show all posts

Dec 24, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 30: A Pet Quiz

1. A dark science room                                                   ____Chow Chow
2. Teutonic minder of ewes                                             ____Black Lab
3. Colorful insect chaser                                                 ____Papillon
4. Pugilist                                                                        ____Mexican Hairless
5. Food-food                                                                   ____West Highland Doxie
6. French butterfly                                                          ____Husky
7. Scots mountain girlfriend                                           ____Bluetick Hound
8. Bald southern neighbor                                                                          ____German Shepherd
9. Not fat, just over-sized                                                                            ____Saint Bernarnd
10. Beatified author Cornwell                                                                   ____Boxer









Here endeth our 30 Days of Christmas! Have the Happiest of Holidays,

whatever you celebrate!





Dec 10, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 16: Pet Peccadilloes

A peccadillo is a behavior that is a little odd and particular to one person--or in this case, pet.
I've listed some pets we've had and their idiosyncrasies, and I invite you to share your list.

*A cat named Fred who went hunting with my husband, following at his heels like a hound whenever he left the house with a gun.
*A horse named Dolly who guarded the water trough and only let the cows and other horses drink when she felt they deserved it.
*A cat named Ching-a-ling who (somehow) climbed to the top shelf of a floor-to-ceiling bookcase and sat as still as a statue until just the right moment and then scared the bejeebers out of guests.
My sister & I with Laddie and Ching-a-ling
*A dog named Laddie who stayed under the bed as long as there was thunder outside.
*A dog named Gertrude who slept on our bed without permission but never got caught. When you started up the stairs you'd hear a thump, and on the bed there would be a small imprint, but she'd be gone.
*A cow that absolutely hated one of my dad's shirts and would throw a fit if he came into the barn wearing it.
*A cat named Taz who sat on his rear like this--very undignified!
Taz

Dec 3, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 9: A Pet Question



If you know the Sleuth Sisters, you've met Buddy, Faye's mongrel, and Styx, Retta's Newfoundland. You know Barb has formed a tenuous relationship with a stray cat. Book #2 had some horses join the family, and Book #3 took us to the family farm, where there are reindeer and peafowl.
In the 4th Sleuth Sisters book, chickens are an inciting factor--Bet you never heard that in a mystery before!


All this brought to mind a question for today's post: If money, space, and other possible drawbacks were somehow taken care of, what animal would you choose to get for a Christmas gift? (to add to the ones you already share space with, of course)


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