Saturday, June 23, 2007

A MeMe (UsUs)

Hi pups, Tasha and Eva both reporting today! We saw a fun list of questions that a few of you other puppers have done and it looks like a good way to learn a little more about us. We saw that Peanut and Penny from the Dogs of Jackman Avenue have done it, so we thought we would too!
1. Your ages? Tasha: I'll be 10 years old in September. Eva: I turned 3 last December.
2. Your ages when came to live with your people? Tasha: 12 weeks. I was rescued from the Golden Valley Humane Society. Some other family had me then brought me back. Lucky for mom and dad! Eva: I was 8 weeks old when I came to live with mom & dad. I was the runt of the litter and the last one to be adopted.
3. What color is the collar you’re wearing right now? We both have black, leather round collars.
4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with? We love Sheryl and Sunnie ( two of our neighbors) we both get VERY excited when they come to the door!
5. How much do you weigh? Tasha: 72 pounds. I'm down from my high of 83 pounds. Dad says I used to have a badonk-a-donk butt, whatever that is. I still have about 5 pounds to loose according to my vet. Eva: 52 pounds. Even though Tasha and I look like we are the same weight, I'm fluffier than Tasha.
6. Most expensive thing you’ve ever chewed up? Tasha: I chewed on a fire extinguisher and set it off! There was white stuff everywhere! Eva: I chewed up a thing for the TV called a Leap Frog. That was $100 down the drain! And Dad's cell phone. And a bunch of drywall. And a pair of boots that Mom never even got to wear. (See a trend?)
7. Do you like other Dogs? Tasha: I love other dogs unless they try to dominate me. Some have tried, all have failed. Most stop when I give them the evil eye but some need bigger hints. Eva: As you may know, I'm a bit shy. If doggies come to my house I will play with them after a little time. At the dog park, I usually only give other dogs the butt-sniff.
8. Who is your best non-human friend? We both like our neighborpups Dutch, Molly, and Bo. You can see them at this post.
9. Squeaky Toys or Tennis Balls? Tasha: I like all sorts of toys. Check out what I have in stock here. I would have to go with the tennis ball if I had to choose. Eva: I love, love, love my one and only tennis ball! He's bald now (I'll post about him later), but I still love him.
10. Do you like to be brushed? Tasha: Is there anything worse in the whole world? I think not! Eva: I can put up with it for a little while, only because I know there are treats involved when I'm done!
11. Peanut Butter or Cheese? Tasha & Eva: YES, PLEASE!! We have our own jar of peanut butter and did I just hear the fridge open?
12. Do your people cut your toenails? Tasha: Yes, and it makes me none too happy. Eva: I'm very good about it, and my nails grow REALLY fast. Mom & dad say I don't have nails, but talons!
13. Any formal education? Tasha: None. I'm smart enough that I didn't need school. Dad trained me very well. Eva: I went to puppy kindergarten. I was very timid then, too, and I barely passed the final test.
14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny? Tasha: Couch potato. Eva: Definitely Energizer Bunny! (Did someone say BUNNY?!?!)
15. Five nicknames your people call you. Tasha: TashaGirl, Super Scavenger, Under-foot Girl, The Smart One, Your Oldest (when I'm bad and mom and dad are talking to each other), and Natasha Raye. That name comes from a girl that played bass in a band dad worked for years ago. Her name was Latisha Raye. Eva: Little One, Fluffybutt, Pointy-Nosed-Girl, Your Youngest (again when mom and dad are talking to each other), and Velcro Dog cuz I like to be VERY close to my humans most of the time. Collectively we are sometimes called The Dog-Faced-Girls!
16. What is your best trick? Tasha: I can find things. If I'm asked to find daddy, momma, Eva, or some sort of toy, I can usually find it. Eva: I can get my tennis ball out of the hammock Here's a video of me doing it.
17. Do you like kitties? Tasha & Eva: We used to have a kitty that lived with us and we got along very well. It's been a while since then, so we don't know how we would react now.
18. What did you have for breakfast? Our usual grain-free kibble with a little boiled turkey and a dab of plain yogurt. And Tasha gets a little bit of Syn-Flex for her hips.
19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)? If so, what? Tasha: I have gotten a couple of bunnies that had the gall to come into our back yard. Eva: I just chase things.

20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.? Tasha: Just last week for my yearly checkup and vaccinations. The vet said I was in perfect health for a 10 year-old. I have a bit of arthritis in my back hips and have had TPLO surgery on my back right leg two years ago. Here's a picture of me after the dressing was removed from my leg. Dad called me turkey-leg dog. NOT FUNNY, DAD!

How humiliating! A naked leg! Ugly scare.

After the surgery and 6 weeks of dad carrying me up and down the deck stairs to do my business, I was as good as new! Eva: About time you let me answer the question, Tasha! I was to the vet about two weeks ago for the nasty reaction I had to some commercial flea and tick repellent. I got two more baths (OH the HORROR!) and I was soon back to normal.

21. Where do you sleep at night? Tasha: On the floor of the bathroom off the humans bedroom. Eva: On the floor on Dad's side of the bed, but after dad leaves for work (about 4:30 in the morning) I'll jump up on the bed to protect momma until she gets up.
22. Do you like to swim? Tasha: Yes, yes, yes! Pool, pond, or lake, makes no difference to me! Eva: I just like to get my delicate feet wet.
23. Can you make puppies? Tasha: Heavens, no. Eva is enough puppy for me! Eva: Hey I resemble that remark! No, I can't either.
24. Your favorite place to visit? Tasha & Eva: Any dog park. Here's a post from Starring Lake and one from Lake Zumbra. They don't call Minnesota the Land of 10,000 Lakes for nothing. (There are actually closer to 15,000 lakes, but who's counting!)
25. Do you give kisses? Tasha: Its only one of my favorite things in the whole world to do! Eva: I have to be in the mood. I usually just give sniffs and a nose nudge.
26. Can you potty on command? Tasha: Usually, but only if I have to. Eva: What's a command?
27. To Cuz or not to Cuz? Tasha & Eva: We just got an Evil Cuz in the mail the other day. We have played with it a little, so put us down "To Cuz". We'll post more about that package later.
Wow I guess we got a little long winded with this post! Hope you pups liked learning some more about us. Gotta go, Mom's cooking with cheese. Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.


The Husky in the Window said...

Hi Tasha & Eva. Thanks for visiting. Thank goods I'm not the only pup that eats non-edible itmems. My Mom was beginning to wonder about me. She likes the idea of the shirt for the storms. Missy gets really scared and hides under the kitchen table, but Mom will try the t-shirt thing next time.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh my dogness...Tasha, a fire extinguiser???? And Eva, Dry wall? I can not imagine either of that tasting too good. Tasha, I agree.. brushing is EVIL!

Peanut said...

oh I bet you setting off the fire extinguiser was to funny. harooroo

Sparky said...

I enjoyed reading all that! Tasha, I hope your leg gets all better quickly!

Wow, Eva, you sure like to chew things! Cell phones, boots, what's next?


PiratesGrrl said...

We really liked learning more about you guys!

The Brat Pack

Girl Girl Hamster said...

turkey-leg dog is not very nice name. But I learn alot of new things about you doggies. :)

~ girl girl

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Fire extinguisher can not be beaten.

Sounds like you have way too expensive tastes.

I did manage a bit of one of mistress's new flip flops at 9€ the pair.

Do I need lessons?


Katherine and Pippa, said...

Thanks for b'day wishes - not over though, we are not too far ahead of you in time zone, only 16.40 here (on 25th) so mistress is still partying and she has another 7 hours!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

wow! ur naked leg looks absolutely sexy

Bella said...

Great facts thanks Tasha & Eva - thaks for sharing !!
Tasha are you really 10 yo - your are doing so well !!!

Katherine and Pippa, said...

We have tagged you for seven things - but you have just told us lots - so we are not sure if it still applies.

But if there are seven more things to say that would be cool.

Hope your mom is ok.

Ruffs from all of us.

Holly said...

The fire extinguisher was hilarious!!

I like your naked leg! It reminds me of Abby's. She had her surgery over a year and a half ago, and the fur has STILL not grown back!! Luckily yours did!


Ferndoggle said...

How cool to learn all those fun facts about you guys. Thanks for playing!!