Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tell Me Thursday #5

Crooks and Crazies


It's that time again! Time to tell me what I want to know. And hey, don't forget to go give some comment love on each other's blogs.

Today I'd like to know:

1. Who is your newest dog? Where is he/she from, and why did you choose this particular dog/breeding? This question posted by Jodi.
2. What traits drew you to this dog or breeding? (also by Jodi)
3. What's on your feet right now?
4. What are you reading right now?
5. What upcoming trials are you looking forward to? If you don't trial dogs I'll take whatever activity that you're looking forward to.

1. Who is your newest dog? Where is he/she from, and why did you choose this particular dog/breeding? This question posted by Jodi.

My newest dog is Pia (aka Pia Maria Anna Lucia). She is from Denise Wall - she is out of Denise's May, by Lyle Lad's Shep. She is 15.5 weeks old. The more dogs I work/use the more I get a feel for what I do and don't like in a dog. I had decided that I didn't really want another puppy any time soon, but I just couldn't pass this one up. I chose this particular breeding because I think that they will turn out to be the types of dogs I find myself drawn to. Though I don't know Shep personally I've heard tremendous things about him. I sure do like May, and I know Denise and felt like if this wouldn't be a good cross for me she'd let me know. See Tuesday night's post for a few updated Pia pics. :)

2. What traits drew you to this dog or breeding? (also by Jodi)

For starters I loves me a natural dog. I'm still in a place where I need a dog to have a lot of stock sense, and to know what to do. I'm not always fast enough, and it helps me to have a dog that does what needs doing without a ton of input from me. Not only that, but I just plain old flat out don't like to have to tell my dog everything to do. I like a dog that is somewhat easy to train, and nice to handle. Plenty under the hood, but inclined to partner up. These were all important decision makers for me. I also was looking for a dog that didn't need to be worked down. With my limited stock access situation at the moment I don't have room for a dog that needs to be worked down first, and I need a dog that's good in the house. I expect this to all be the case for Pia. So far she's been a very good puppy.

Uh... can I also hope for prick ears and a stylish dog?

3. What's on your feet right now?



Pia thinks they need to be bitten. I don't blame her. I need some more little clog type slippers.

Adding: those were on my feet earlier, now I'm in dress shoes at work.

4. What are you reading right now?

I am reading two books: "The Laughing Corpse" by Laurell Hamilton, and "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" by Joanna Weaver.

"The Laughing Corpse" by Laurell Hamilton is a fiction book about Anita Blake, the vampire slayer. This is the second one in that particular series and I'm enjoying it. Hamilton is very witty, and really engages the imagination right away. There's plenty of dialogue and vivid detail in the books to keep me entertained.

"Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" addresses how to sit at the feet of Jesus (how to rest in Him, and develop a relationship with Him) in a world where we as women are so crazy busy. One of the ladies at work passed it over for me to read. I thought she was trying to "save me" but now that I've started the book I realize that she actually pegged it right on. The book has been exactly what I've needed to get my relationship with God started back on the right track. Not so much doing, but more BEING with Him.

5. What upcoming trials are you looking forward to? If you don't trial dogs I'll take whatever activity that you're looking forward to.

Well... none for me this year. There's the slightest (and I do mean slightest) of possibilities that I might manage to make it for a day or so of Rural Hill, but as of right now I'm pretty much homeward bound (due to finances). However, I AM looking forward to farm-sitting for a friend during an upcoming trial. I loves me some farm sitting.

And not dog or trial related, but I'm also looking forward to getting my Zumba instructor's license. I've got the money scraped together, and I'm just waiting for a class close enough to open up. WooHOO!

Don't forget - on the day that we reach 20 folks linking up I'm going to enter everyone on the list into a drawing for a lanyard. I was going to pick either the first person or the 20th person, but decided a drawing seemed more fun. So there it is!

So here's your code for the button (and by the way, I'm having a new button designed - should be ready here before too long):




If you have questions about how to join in I'll give a description in the comments.

And here's the spot where you link up:

29 comments:

Laura Carson said...

So there's a little button up top with the Noodle and Ginger - and there's code at the bottom of my post that goes with that button. Copy the code. Go to your blog - start a new post. Go into "edit html" and paste the code (this will put the button that links your post back to my blog into your post). Then you can go back into Compose mode.

Make your post. Publish. Copy the link to your post (that post specifically preferably), and come back here.

Down at the bottom in Mr. Linky's Magical Widgets put your name, and then the link to your Tell Me Thursday post. Done!

Have fun, and thanks for playing. :)

Doniene said...

Hi Laura,

As always, thought provoking and fun!!! So glad to see what you are reading. Sounds like a book I would like. I'll have to look on half.com and see if I can find it! "Being" in a relationship is so much easier (and more rewarding) than "doing" a bunch of stuff.

Blessings

Doniene said...

Wow, couldn't believe that I was first!!! Guess that means' I better go get to work and quit staring at the computer!! lol

Have a blessed day!!

Julie Poudrier said...

Is it sad that I really look forward to Tell Me Thursday?

Kristi said...

Yeah, I do too, Julie. We are dweebs.

Ann said...

Lol, Julie! Me, too! Got my post done, so off to work.

Thanks, Laura!

Laura Carson said...

Doniene, it really is a good one. Sort of... eye opening to say the least.

Glad you all are enjoying! It's fun to get to know you all a little better!

Joan said...

I also have been looking forward to tell Me Thursdays. What a great way to get to know people! Really great idea Laura!

Mara said...

This is fun! Both reading what everyone else has to say and writing my own!

Laura Carson said...

I can't take credit for the idea. :) I ran into a bunch of mom-bloggers who are funny and amazing people, and they do something similar (We Want to Know Wednesday). I thought it would be fun to take that idea and tweak it to make it relevant for my dog blog buds. So glad you all are enjoying it!

I'll admit that I can't help but ask some non dog questions though. :)

Two Dogs, One Camera said...

It was nice to come home from work and read everyone's posts! I love Tell me Thursdays!

Steffi said...

Yeah - I love Thursdays!! And Pia is quite adorable :)

- Steffi

Julie Poudrier said...

I enjoy reading all the posts too. Unfortunately Blogger is cranky because I have two accounts, and so I wasn't allowed to leave comments on some folks' blogs. :-( Very annoying....

And the word verification for this comment was dorpr (how often do we get a sheepy verification? lol!)

Steffi said...

Okay -I'm dying to know how did Pia Maria Anna Lucia get her name?

- Steffi

Laura Carson said...

Steffi - it's not terribly exciting, but most of my dogs have nicknames like... Lincoln McDinkerton, and Junia Petunia... so she became Pia Maria. Well, about the time I got her I was watching the "Lost" series, and there's this rocking tough chick named "Anna Lucia".

So she became.

Laura Carson said...

And J, it's not just you. Blogger's being a big silly for me too with regards to logging in. I'm hearing that from quite a few people.

Rafe said...

Sure do like these questions. Pippin shares her blog, so other pups in the flock can post. Gotta keep up TMT!

Jaenne said...

I'm at the Lacamas SDT and blogging is hard on my phone so my answers are going to have to get posted probably on Monday!

Laura Carson said...

No worries Jaenne! Just have a great time and best of luck. :)

sclmarm said...

I've enjoyed reading the responses! I didn't know if I could join in since I have a LJ blog, but Laura#1 did it so I got brave:)

Thanks for doing this!

Laura Carson said...

That's AWESOME! So glad you joined us. :)

Katy said...

I'm late ...also was at the LVSDT...I love this thursday thing! Thanks, Laura!

Jaenne said...

Got 'er done!

Doniene said...

Wow, Laura, you're getting close to the 20 mark!!! It'll be exciting to meet the new ones!! How was farm sitting?

Blessings

Laura Carson said...

Hi, Doniene! Hasn't happened yet - though I'm sure that when I get back there will be chicken stories with which to regale all of you. LOL! If that makes no sense check out my archives from April 2011. :)

Julie Poudrier said...

Oh yeah, because the chickens have decided that when I come out of the house there are bound to be treats for them, and you know what that means! Uh oh, I probably shouldn't have mentioned that or Laura may become ill right around Labor Day, lol! (Don't worry, I'm training them to go toward the barn looking for corn. See what a good and caring friend I am?)

Laura Carson said...

I think my darned van is broken down. Too bad you laura-eating-chickens. Take that. *shudder*

If I walk out the door and they come squawking and flapping at me they're on their own. They'll be on a strict NILIF sort of program. Well, once someone comes and jumpstarts my heart again.

Paula said...

Where's the "like" button for those shoes?

Laura Carson said...

Paula, LOL! Yeah, I rock the cookie monsters on a regular basis.