Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tell Me Thursday

Hey it's Thursday again!  Laura at Crooks and Crazies ask:

1. What are you thankful for this week?
Just this week?  Or all the time?  Well, I'm thankful I have a job (that I like) and my own house.  An awesome dog.  Great parents.  The time to do what I want and the money to do it.

2. How do you deal with a squeaker/shrieker/noisy dog?
I've never had a noisy dog.  I like quiet, quiet or else.  :)  I guess ignore and reward being quiet.

3. Barbara wants to know: what would you say is ONE skill or attribute needed to be successful?
This was a tough one for me.  If I had to pick one thing though, I would say persistence.  If you give up too easily, you will never succeed.  However, it is important to know when to quit too.  I'm a very good quitter.  And I'm also very persistent.  Like hard headed - it WILL happen.  Don't even try to tell me it won't.  Ok, so maybe it's important to be balanced.  Persistent/Quitter.  See why this was hard for me?  I mean, most people would have given up on training Tibby in agility a long time ago.  Me?  Hard-headed.  Little step by little step. 
Man these are hard questions.

4. Pippin wants to know: what are your favorite games?
With Tibby?  Hide and seek.  Jump on the bed/paw and hand swat.  Rawr!  Yes, rawr! is a game.  I run around and yell rawr!  Tibby loves it.  I chase her, she chases me.  I hide.  She finds me and I yell rawr!  She runs away and I hide again.  Repeat.  The bed/swatting.  I run and jump into bed.  Tibby jumps into bed.  Then I push her, she swats me.  Repeat.
It's fun!

5. What are some of your strategies for dealing with winter?
Flannel lined jeans.  Big thick socks.  Big boots.  Snowshoes.  Not going anywhere for 3 months.
Seriously the flannel lined jeans are great.  I bought them at the local farm store.  They are too big for me, but that's OK.  Then I can wear a 2nd pair of sweat pants underneath the flannel lined jeans.
Layers, people, layers.  Or you WILL freeze to death.  Not even kidding.
I also make tons of plans about what I want to do in the spring. 
Tibby?  Likes the cold.  Although, I make her wear a coat when we go snowshoeing.  Then we come home and she sits outside in the snow for a couple hours without her coat on, to cool off.
Brrr! Now I'm all depressed about winter.  Thanks!


Hound Girl said...

that was fun, I love to get know our blogging buddies a bit more :) great post.

Laura Carson said...

Thanks for the reminder on the flannel lined jeans!! I have a friend who swears by them and I keep meaning to get some. Tractor Supply, here I come baby!!!

Sagira said...

Lots of information in this post. I like it when friends do post like these. :)