Follow Up Friday is upon us! I answer the burning questions of the universe! And it’s all a blog hop, sponsored by Jodi, of Heart Like a Dog. What kinds of questions? Questions from the comments, like this one:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]If Ryan keeps it up, he’ll have his own blog soon! I’ll be really surprised if he’s not a Canadian Goose. When he’s fully mature, do you think he’ll stay there on the farm, or do you think he’ll try to join his own tribe?[/quote]
This is Ryan, Ryan Gosling:
As if y’all didn’t know. And to answer Houndstooth’s question, I’m pretty sure he’s a Canada goose. And yes, from all of my reading, as well as anecdotal conversation, I’m pretty sure Ryan will fly away this fall. Or the next. Either way, he should be able to fly in the next month. Oh, and I don’t live on a farm. I live in town, in a cul-de-sac, behind the Sonic and CarMax. Seriously.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]O’Humper is going to lose his wooly balls? Probably for the best… :0)[/quote]
Yes, Jackie. O’Humper, who I’m now calling Humperdink, is going to lose his wooly balls. He’s driving the dogs INSANE. And he sprays/marks. So he’s being snipped next week. And I’m renting a Rug Doctor. And the dogs will rejoice.
As a follow up question, Emma asks:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Mom says don’t name the wabbit Hasenpfeffer since that is a menu item in Germany, they eat that over there… You could name him after my favorite possession in the world, my stuffed wabbit that I just call Bunny? Maybe Hopper??[/quote]
I can’t. I just can’t call him Bunny. I mean, I want to, but I can’t bring myself to do it. And Hasenpfeffer is actually intentional, based on a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Heh. I think I’m sticking with Humperdink. Thanks for the suggestion, though. As Blueberry’s Human says, I’m already calling him that, so why not?
Wednesday, our Breed of the Week day, we discussed the Chow Chow. I asked for your input on the breed and their temperament, since much of what I found was negative. There were no questions asked in the comments, but I want to thank y’all for giving such reasoned, lucid responses. This particular one, from Elyse and Riley, represented well:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]There was a Chow that lived next door to my grandparents when I was a kid. He/she lived outside in Georgia…don’t know how that poor dog didn’t have a heat stroke! I never really interacted with it, but it seemed friendly enough. A lady brought her Chow puppy to the dog park one time when I was there several years ago…looked just like a little teddy bear! Riley’s dog trainer used to train Police K-9’s and said that he would work with any breed (Pits, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Bulldogs, etc.) EXCEPT Chows. Said in his experience, they’ve just been too aggressive. But, that being said, I know some Chows are therapy dogs and even service dogs, so I think (just like with any dog breed) it really depends on the breeding and socialization.[/quote]
I know it seems mixed, but that’s the responses I got. Some people’s experience was good, others bad. Maybe Kim, at Life at Golden Pines, says it best:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″] I think they are a breed for a certain type of owner who is dog savvy and a good leader, and not a push over like I can be.[/quote]
There ya go! Come back next week and try your hand at a treat! We’ll be celebrating our one year blogaversary by giving away treats once a week during the month of July! Pop over, if you’ve been following along, to see how day four of my road trip turned out.
Until I write again …