Friday, September 26, 2008

Know & Tell Friday...

Kayren over at Everything's Coming Up Daisies has a neat Mimi for Fridays that I thought I'd try. So, here it goes...animal edition.

1. What dog do you most resemble?
A Jack Russell Terrier. We had one named Molly...for about a month...when I was pregnant with Emma. I was 8 months pregnant. I loved Molly, really...but WOW! She was so much like me...stubborn, competitive, peppy, high energy, determined to have Darren's affections (or said affections of the Alpha Male). It's funny to me now that my daughter Emma now is very similar but I can't give her to a good family in the country! HA!

2. What is your favorite zoo animal?
I have a real love for the elephant. I'm not really sure why...I just think they are a huge, gray, wrinkled kind of way! I love the baby elephant at the Indy Zoo right now. She's precious!

3. What zoo animal reminds you most of yourself?
Hmmm, well definitely not the giraffe...'cuz I'm short. Trying to think of something loud and hyper! HA...maybe the meerkats!? Tiny little hyper bodies frantically digging in their plexi glass homes! Chirp, chirp!

4. Do you have any pets? If so, how many, what kind, and what are their names? If not, would you like one?
Due to the allergies of my husband and son, we have no pets. I grew up with dogs...and would love to have one. I know, I know...we could have a hypoallergenic dog but well...most of them really shouldn't qualify as dogs. I'd like to try a labradoodle but they cost lots of money and we live in the city and have no where for it to run. I love my grandparents Puli...but again...lots of money. Although, they got him from a Katrina Animal Rescue Facility, so ya never know.

5. Have you ever ridden a horse?
Yes. I took riding lessons when I was 14 or 15. Boy, thinking back it really makes me appreciate the sacrifice my parents made...both money and time. So, if your reading this...thanks Mom and Dad! I learned to ride on a pony named Romeo...a grulla. That's a distinct breed that's tan with a strip down the back. I graduated to Red a second chance Kentucky Derby horse. Very cool...learned to jump on him. When we moved to OH when I was 18, we had church friends who let me come over and ride in the old empty mines. It was fun! Boy, I really miss that!

6. Have you ever milked a cow?
Yes. Well, with a milker. My Mom's girlfriend Karen and her hubby Gil have a dairy farm in PA and let me hang around one summer. I had a great time working at anything they'd give me to do. It was great. I mucked stalls, hooked up milkers, fed cats, stacked hay, fed was great! Good times!

7. Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
They don't? HA! My guess is that they do something to the wool when they make it into garments. It probably lacks oils that the sheep carry in their skin. Which makes me wonder...what if you EVOOed your sweaters? Then maybe they wouldn't shrink! HA!

This was really fun! Now, if I can figure out how to get her button in my sidebar...I'll hook ya'll up!


PinkDaisyGirl said...

Thanks for playing today, Bobbi. I loved reading your answers, especially the one about the meerkats.

The elephants are probably my second favorite behind the giraffe. And you did a great job with my strange sheep question!

Have a great weekend!

~ Kayren

Heather and Reese said...

A fellow Jack Russell Terrier lover! Aren't they the best? I miss Gretchen so much. Her new family even sends us occasionally emails with updates on her that we all appreciate, but it does make us question if we did the right thing by selling her. We all miss her.

I wish I was a meerkat-type human. Especially today. Some day I could really use a boost.

I love the picture in your header. It's so beautiful!

Enjoyed your answers! Bless you,and have a great weekend.