Friday, May 21, 2010

An Award and TGIF

Our very good furiends Buddy and Ginger have conferred The Versatile Blogger Award upon this blog. They blog at Pawprints in the Sands of Time in case you haven't found their blog yet. I think most of you have, but it's a must read in case you haven't sniffed it out yet. I want to thank them and their Mom very much for this. She's a doctor and still finds time to type for them. Isn't that wonderful? I think it is.
Now part of the rules state that you should list seven things about yourself. I did that recently for another award, so will repost that, updating where necessary.

  1. I'm multi-lingual, conversationally, but I only understand commands in French. I posted about that not too long ago.I hate vegetables and kibble - not necessarily in that order.
  2. My humans have adjusted to the kibble issue but are not happy about the veggies. They worry that I'll get stopped up and constantly plot to get veggies into my diet.
  3.  I like sidewalks. We don't have many in the residential areas around here and I'm so happy when we take walks in town where they're on every street. It's one thing I miss about the city. My humans worry that for a generally pretty smart dog I don't have a lot of traffic sense and they have to keep reminding me to keep to the side of the road when we're walking. I say that it's not a question of not having traffic sense. What we don't have is sidewalks. Cars on street, foot traffic on the sidewalk. You know where you are with a sidewalk. Of course there have been instances where that system has broken down and cars wind up on the sidewalk or in the window of a building, but no system is foolproof.
  4. Cheese. This one is very redundant but no post about me, Lola, would be complete without a bit of cheese appreciation. 
  5. As a Shar Pei, I belong to a previously persecuted minority that was almost rendered extinct and not so very long ago, either, historically speaking. All Shar Pei know this history, but some other dogs might not. We do plan to talk more about this in the future.
  6. I am perfectly lovely to my cats, even if they fail utterly to appreciate my good nature and behave as though I were about to attack at any moment. For Dog's sake, I don't even engage in guarding behavior with my food. What else could they possibly want from me? 
  7. Blogging is one of the best things Blog Mom and I decided to do. Not only have we met the most pawsome other dogs, humans and some great cats, we've gotten even closer than before. A dog's typist has to pay close attention so as to properly represent said dog's words and thoughts. Although it must be said that recently exhaustion has rendered her a little...limp. We expect that to be a temporary situation, however. 
As we've been doing lately, we're passing this award on to everyone who follows and/or visits us regularly. We're just not great at making choices like that.


  1. Lola, we loved learning more about you! We hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.

    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  2. miss lola,
    gratsers on your awardie! i still think it's funny that your hoomans try to sneak veggies into your food. do you like fruit? maybe they should try making you a smoothie or somethingie like that. :)
    i hope you have a super awesome weekend!
    the booker man

  3. Hi - Thanks for your thoughts about Jaffa cakes. You are quite right they are covered in chocolate - but if you've ever tasted British chocoltae you'll now it only has a very, very distant relationship to the cocoa bean.

  4. Oh Lola congrats on your wardie!
    So, afters reading your list I am in shock...I can't believes you haves your very own typist. I knew sumptin was wrong withs my blog...I need a typist.

  5. Congrats, Lola! I'm with Puddles... a typist? You really have your Blog Mom trained. I need to get mine more in line!! Looking forward to your Shar Pei history lesson.


  6. Congrats on your award, Lola... my hooman sneaks vege into my food too... and I agree sidewalks are the best place to read peemails :)

    Licks, hero

  7. Lola...oh my dogs you speak several languages...we are so very impressed and pleased to know such a smart Shar Pei but most of al we are VERY glad your kind is no longer in danger.
    We are off to read about your language abilities after we post. Madi says to tell you she speaks Southernese only. As for commands she DOES not respond to commands at all. MOL
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  8. Lola, that's a most impressive list! I love learning more about my friends, and it was fun to read your list. I agree, cheese appreciation is important!


  9. Hi Lola, It's very nice to meet you. We are a breed that almost became extinct, too, so we have a lot in common. Our brother Monty didn't like veggies either, so our Mom used to make a special stew that had lots of good things in it. Monty loved it and didn't realize that he was eating veggies in the stew.

  10. Congratulations on your Award, Lola!
    Veggies are delicious! Give them a try!
    Like you I don't have a traffic sense either and that is why I always go out on leash... hmmm...
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Congrats on your award. I agree with you - veggies are a no go. Besided, you ever seen a wolf chomping happily on a carrot? I think not. Thankfully for me I started reacting to cooked proteins years ago and now I get prey model raw food. Much yummier and much better for me. Meatables, no vegetables. Yay!


  12. Congrats on your award! It´s nice to learn those things about you. Hope you had a great weekend.


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