Thursday, 29 May 2008

Wagging tails and tagging tales from dog blogs

Penny has been tagged by Cooper and Levi, so I'm going to do my best to write down her answers to the seven questions.

Heres' what she said: 'Woof, bark, woofie, grr, grr, harrrrk, frwww, woof, hhh, hhhh, bark.' I've got a nice little translation thingy on the side of this blog so you can translate into quite a few languages, but to save you time I'll translate into English for a start.

1. What was Penny doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago Penny wasn't even a gleam in her father's eye. In fact, he hadn't at that stage wandered into a Macdonalds car park and met her aristocratic mother, thus creating a problem for the breeder who owned the mother.

2. What are 5 things on her to-do list for today?
Chase balls.
Look longingly at her leash.
Bark at possums
Bark at the next-door cat that struts around the front garden of our place.
Glance at her leash.
Check out every window in the house just in case that cat might have forgotten that Penny can in fact get out into the back yard.
Bark at possums
Check out the leash.
Go and see whether any of the humans look as if they might get her leash down so we can go for a walk.
Bark at possums.

Ooops! More than five things... But it's a busy life when you're a dog.

3. Snacks she enjoys
Possum poo
Dog biscuits
Raw vegetables
Decaying sandwiches that the local schoolkids have hidden in the bushes near the school gate
Scraps near the Subway shop
Basically anything that is a carbon-based life-form

4. Things she would do if she were a billionaire
Buy lots of houses and units so homeless people and their dogs would have a place to live.
(Oh, she says it would be okay for cats to live there, too. Maybe...
Well, she's still thinking about that one.)

5. Three of her bad habits
Penny doesn't admit to any, so I'll have to report that she:
Sleeps on humans' beds if the bedroom doors are left ajar, even if she has just rolled in something 'lovely';
Barks at possums late at night.
Pulls on the lead.
Decides she doesn't remember what 'sit' means, in the middle of training.
Is mean to visiting dogs in the house.

6. Five places she has lived.
Her breeder's house (while she was gestating inside her mum).
The vet clinic where she was born and saved from being 'put down' immediately after birth.
The vet's other clinic on the other side of town.
Her home and her 'other' home in the mountains.

7. Five jobs she has had.
Chasing cats away from the home.
Chasing possums away from the home.
Chasing crows (ravens) away from the home.
Warning of the arrival of strangers.
Warning that strangers are walking down our street.

Now we're supposed to tag some other blogs but I always get terribly confused about that so I'll just leave an open invitation to any visitors with blogs to join in the fun!


curator said...

Hiya Parlance! How are you and yours?
I get confused about that tagging stuff too; and I was going to line up some answers to the questions, but I didn't know if cats were kosher for this game. ;-)

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Your tag list was a fun read. Penny is really an interesting dog. I especially like the possum theme that seems to be major part of her life.

Levi's mom

Amber-Mae said...

Hahaha! Sometimes, I act stooopid during training too but I act the most stoopidest during exams & trials. I wanna make my mommy look bad!

Butt shakes,
Solid Gold Dancer

parlance said...

Hey, Curator, I'd love to come over and find out some intensive stuff about cats. After all, cats have rights too. (Shhh, don't tell Penny I said that.)

parlance said...

Levi's Mum, possums have moved into suburban Australia in enormous numbers. They are one aspect of our native wildlife that seems to be in no danger! So Penny has a big job ahead of her to keep them under control.

parlance said...

Amber-Mae!! I can't believe that a wonderful dog like you would ever act stupid. I've seen a few video clips of you where your mum says you weren't at your best, but I'd have to say that even when you're not doing your best, you're better than most dogs!