May 23rd 2007 12:57 pm
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I've been tagged three times since this morning as part of this game! I was tagged by Parker, Summer, and Sabrina. Because I'm at work and should probably get some work done, I'm going to condense my tags, and might have to postpone any future tags!
Here are the rules of the game!
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!
7 facts about me:
-- I was named after a small town in Mississippi called Meridian. Mom was told once that it's "not fair to name dogs after little f**cked up towns" in the South, but mom doesn't care! (Turns out this opinion-holder grew up in Meridian and didn't think it was such a great place.) Mom thinks Meridian is a fine name, and though she's learned since that you're supposed to keep dog names simple, easy to recognize, and ideally with a vowel ending, I have done just fine with my 4 syllable name! Mom says it's because I'm smart.
-- I have completely changed the course of my mom's life. She didn't grow up with dogs, and never intended to work with them professionally. She went to a 4-year art school (University of the Arts in Philly) for photography, but now works at a natural pet food store, has helped start a raw food buyer's group in Calgary, and spends WAY too much time talking about canine health and nutrition on the computer. If it hadn't been for me (and I guess I'll extend some credit to my sisters) she probably would have never gotten so obsessed with all things dog!
-- I have two doggie sisters, Storm and Natty Gann. I am my momma's girl, though, and that's why my sis's are so horribly underrepresented as her voice on the Dogster Forums! Mom had me before she met dad, and he had Storm before he met her and I. Natty came along when we all lived in New Orleans, after mom and dad were married. I know mom loves us all equally, but she's heard people talk about the one dog you'll have during your life that's your "heart dog". That's me!!!
-- I come to work with mom sometimes and though I'm pretty well behaved I secretely want to rip to shreds every other dog who comes in "my" store full of food and toys and books! There are two entrances to the store, and visibility is awful due to the shelves and the set up of the counter. It is very stressful for me to be there 'cause I can't properly watch out for mom, and I'd really prefer that other dogs didn't get to walk around like it's them that own the place! Thankfully mom has recognized my stress and only brings me once in a while. I like the outing, but it's definitely not an everyday sort of thing!
-- I'm afraid of thunderstorms now. I never was until one evening in New Orleans (I was about 6 years old) when a lightning bolt must have hit the drainpipe on the house. It went "CRACK!!! BANG!!!!!" and mom and dad jumped out of their chairs and afterwards all our hair was tingly and standing on end. That really freaked me out, and now I feel I need to protect mom and dad from any storm, especially when they're sleeping. Mom and Dad think it's weird that I'm actually OK with thunder storms when I can be outside with them while it rains and thunders, but I think it makes perfect sense -- I mean the danger was INSIDE that time!
-- Secretely I miss life back when it was just me and my mom, and her and I were stuck like glue to each other and we used live in Philly and go to New York all the time and take trips all over, and I got to socialize with my doggie friends all the time no matter what. Having one house that we've stayed in for a long time is kinda cool in a way, and I like having my daddy-guy around all the time, and having sisters is fun, too, but there was something nice about the "old days"! Mom misses it, too -- I can tell.
-- I am 9 years and 3 months old. In that time mom has only left me for more than a long work-type-day (always with friends or just dad -- no kennels for us!) three times. The first time was when I had only known my daddy for about 6 months and mom had to go from where we all were in Austin, TX to Michigan to get us the Jeep that we drove after that. She was gone for a little over 3 days that time. Then mom AND dad left us all with our friends Sarah and Adam while they went to Louisiana for 5 days to go to my aunt Tenille's wedding. That was a hoot -- we totally RAN that house for the whole time with no rules!!!! When our pack leaders returned they weren't too impressed! The last time was just two weekends ago when mom went way up to Fort McMurray for Jason and Sage's wedding and left me with dad and Storm and Natty from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon! That was kinda weird and daddy didn't hold up too well. Mom has only left him those two times -- that time in Austin was 5 years ago! Sometimes I hear mom grumble something about "codependency", but I think they just love each other a lot!
That was fun! Now who should I tag? I think most of the pups I can think of to tag have already been tagged lots! let's see...
I'm tagging my sisters, Storm and Natty 'cause they need to have facts in their diaries, too (is that fair? Mom's going to have to write those too!)
Looks like my fellow Albertan buddy Taco hasn't been tagged yet, so I'll tag him.
It doesn't look like Vance has been tagged, either, but maybe he's too busy with his starling babies to write his "tag"!
I "met" Fig Newton here on the Dogster Forums and it doesn't look like she's been tagged yet, either!
Looks like Jackie Poo hasn't been tagged. I'd like to hear her 7 things -- she's one interesting dog!
And last but not least, Gio's new little bro, Romeo!