Sunday, May 27, 2007

Seven Things About Us

Hi pups! Hope everydog here in the states is having a good long weekend with your humans. We were tagged by Holly to list seven things about ourselves. As we have mentioned a few times, although we love each other, we are very different pups. So we will list seven things about us and list how we are different about those things.

We know you have a couple treats in your hand, Mama!
1. Food.
Tasha: I love, love, love my food. I wolf it down as soon as its placed on the floor. And don't get your hand to close or I'll growl. Mom and dad have been working on that with me, but I am a little possessive about my kibble.
Eva: I like my food too, but not like Tasha. If I'm not hungry, I won't eat. After exercise, I'm always hungry. And I love the duck jerky treats we have!
Please can I have it now?
2. Giving Kisses.
Tasha: I reeeaaaallllly love giving everyone kisses!! Mom will say "Go give daddy a kiss" and I happily go running to him and cover his face with nice, wet kisses!
Eva: I give out kisses very sparingly. I usually just give little nose nudges. But if you're laying on the floor, I'll really kiss you. Here I am about to give dad a nose nudge.
Here's Tasha about to give dad a wet face!
3. Behavior on walks.
Tasha: I just have to smell everything I can when we are out on a walk. There's just sooo many interesting things out there to investigate!
Eva: I just want to go, go, go. Until I here some little human making noise or dribbling a basketball. Dad has gotten really good at spinning around with our leashes over his head to get himself unwrapped!
Hey Eva, how many times can we make dad do the two-leash-over-his-head leash dance today?
4. How we handle little humans.
Tasha: I love everyone! Any one who wants to pet me is more than welcome. And how could they resist when I come up to them with a big smile on my face and a bushy tail wagging?!?! Little humans are especially good because they are short enough for me to give them kisses while they are petting me!
Eva: Little humans are VERY scary! They move fast, make a lot of noise, and just spook me something fierce. Dad says that I'm part chicken. Mom says I'm just "cautious". Mom's description sounds better to me.
5. Smarts.
Tasha: Mom and dad call me the smart one. I know when its time for dinner, breakfast, and play time. And I let them know LOUDLY what time it is. Some humans just can't tell time very well. I know what words like park, pool, walk, wait, O.K., and all sorts of other human works mean.
Eva: I admit that sometimes I'm a little slow. I hear things like "Not the sharpest knife on the tree." Or is it "Not the brightest bulb in the drawer." Whatever, its something like that. But I don't have to be smart. I'm too cute to need brains!! I can get away with just about anything around here just because I am sooo gorgeous! Besides, all I have to do is do what Tasha does and everything will be O.K.
6. Our heritage.
Tasha: We're not sure exactly what all I am. They said collie/husky at the shelter where mom and dad got me, but they think there is some golden retriever in me, too. I think I am part husky cuz I love the snow and I do a pretty good "WOOOO" from time to time.
Eva: As you might know I am a Belgian tervuren. I am one of four varieties of the Belgian sheepdog. The other varieties are the Malinios, the Groenendael, and the Laekenois. If you want to see pictures of all four varieties, click here. They are all beautiful dogs, but I think my variety is the prettiest!
7. Toys.
Tasha: I like all different types of toys. The more the better!! Balls, chew toys, squeaky toys, it just doesn't matter to me. The picture below is just my outside toys!
Eva: I'm very picky about what toys I play with. Outside I have one and ONLY one ball that I will play with. This is a picture of the ball that I play with.

At the beginning of last winter, I was playing with this ball in the snow while dad was clearing off the patio in our back yard. I lost it in the snow and dad accidentaly pushed it into a pile. I was distraught to say the least. I reluctantly played with a different ball most of the winter. Then, by some miracle it reappeared this spring! One day while we were out with dad I noticed something familiar stuck in the ice! I looked at it....looked at dad....looked at it.....looked at dad. He broke down, found the ice chipper and freed my long-lost ball!! Joy of joys!!

Although we have our differences, we still like a lot of the same things, too. Especially going to the DOG PARK!! So we'll sign off with a picture of us there. We have to go now cuz mom and dad are getting ready to have the neighborhood over for a party today and dad said that the neighborhood dogs would be invited, too!! We'll have the camera ready and hopefully have some good pictures of the mayhem to post later! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

We tag Ivy, Frodo, and Tadpole.


Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Aww.. I enjoyed getting to know more about you both! Eva, my uncle Zero (German Shepherd), used to pop and rip apart his tennis balls too!!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. you 2 are sweet doggies. Now I know more about you

~ Girl girl

The Army of Four said...

Great lists, girls! We liked learning more about you both!
Eva - when our parents lived in Belgium, they met all 4 kinds of your relatives! They agree that you're the PRETTIEST! In our great-sisters' obedience class (what's THAT?), there was a Groenendael who was VERY scary! But thanks to the RAF SGT who ran the class, he turned into a nice puppy!
Tail wags,

Holly said...

Great info about both of you! I'm a huge food hound too. I LOVE my food. Mom thinks it's because I was basically starving when she found me. I love my walks and humans too. It is required that I get to meet them cuz I know they will want to meet ME!!

I agree that your kind are definitely the prettiest!!


charlotte's blog said...

course you can put a link to my blog on your page and i will do the same for both of you
lots of barks

Peanut said...

Oh little humans are the best. I don't know how you can be scared of them.

Tadpole said...

Yay - that was great you gals! Fig and I are a lot like you guys - she's the "smart" one and I'm more cautious of everything. :-)

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Hello Tasha & Eva

Found you via Charlotte's blog.

I like tennis balls and telling my village when it is my BREAKFAST TIME so we have lots in commom. :)

I had a neighbour who was a Belgian Shepherd, she must have been a Malinois, but she has gone now. :( I liked your link, thanks for that.

Ruffs Pippa

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog, we'll catch you later.


Katherine and Pippa, said...

Hola guapas, we'd just done it funnily.

We don' usually ask - oops! But we are new to this stuff.

Lots of ruffs