Tuesday, June 22, 2010

All About Us

Lots and lots of furiends have done this quiz by now. Too many to list here, I think. I figured I'd better get on it now, and then there was some discussion as to whether the cats were going to do it, too. The blog is called Pei Days, not Pei and Kitteh Days, but the majority ruled in this case and we're all doing it at once.

This is our life


Name and Age: 
Lola, 7ish years old. I could definitely pass for 5.

Simone: 12 or 13, we think

Happy: Could be about 7. No one really knows.

 Lola: Chinese Shar Pei

Simone: Domestic Short Hair mix of some sort

Happy: Domestic Short Hair mix of some slightly fluffier sort

Lola: Good Girl, Baby, Sweetie, Sweetie Pei, Beautiful Girl, Woojy Boojy Boo Boo Lovey Doggy, assorted others

Simone: Simoney Woney (Daddy only), Psycho Cat, The Evil One - Those last two aren't used quite so much lately, as she's either mellowed, stabilized or is just getting old, but are listed here for historical value.

Happy: Hapster, Captain Happy, Happles, Hapless, Doofus

The picture of feline grace - not so much

 Where’d ya come from?

Lola: Brooklyn, most recently graduating from the Sean Casey Animal Rescue

Simone: The people with the bouncy bulldogs

Happy: The eviction next door



Lola: Right now I'm enjoying working with a rawhide chewy. I chase it around a bit, capture it and only chew it briefly, so it  lasts quite some time. Of course, you can't go wrong with a tennis ball either.

Simone: She likes to play with things that are dangled for her, except for anything that's purchased for that express purpose. Those things, she just ignores. Also likes long stringy things that pose a danger to her insides.

Happy: Not big on toys. Eat. Sleep.Eat. Go in and out. Eat.


Lola: Cheese!!!

Simone: Whipped cream

Happy: Whipped cream with a salmon chaser

Human Person:

Lola: What an undiplomatic question. Well, if I must. Alpha Mom is called "Alpha" for a reason. 'Nuff said? I do have very close and individual  relationships with each of my humans. There's plenty of Lola love to go around.

Simone: Daddy

Happy: Daddy.

We call Daddy the cat whisperer.


Worst Habit: 
Lola: I don't have bad habits. There are a couple of areas of legitimate disagreement between the humans and myself, such as the optimal speed for a walkie, but my speed towing is not a habit. It's a choice. Same goes for my early rising. That's a lifestyle choice that I make for myself and Alpha Mom. And the picky eating thing? Just being a matter of taste is all. Nope, no bad habits that I can think of.

Simone: Shredding. Furniture and occasionally flesh. Thank Dog her aim is getting worse and she's slowing down a bit. Doesn't help the furniture, which is a lost cause anyway, but it's much safer for the rest of us.

Tortitude - she's got it.
Happy: Well that in and out and out and in thing that he does every night is a bit annoying to everyone, but get this - after he's asked to out for the zillionth time the humans kind of stop jumping right up when he meows. So, he starts scratching. We all assumed he was scratching at the door and no harm seemed to be done. After all, who doesn't scratch at the door once in a while? I think we all do that sometimes. Well, they just recently noticed that it wasn't the door at all. It was molding around a doorway NEAR the door and he's just about destroyed it. Everyone was pretty surprised that a cat could even do that.

Most Embarassing Moment

Lola: I don't really have a lot of those. I'm not what you'd call a goofy doggie. But there was that time when I yelled at a doggie (in retrospect, a rather small doggie) who I assumed was bothering my neighbor Sambuca. It turned out that he was a friend of hers. A quite barky friend, but there was no threat. Go know.

Simone: She doesn't do embarrassment. She's got tortitude.

Happy: Well, just off the top of my head, there was the time last week when he fell off the kitchen table. For no apparent reason. And then he did it again the next day. You know what? They don't always land on all fours after all.

Family dynamic (this is a question for those of you with more than one animal in the house. i.e. who is alpha? who is the cuddler? who is the naughty one? etc. I just want to know how you fit into the family!)

We are all alphas in our own minds. We're a bit cautious about each of the others, too. I'm the only dog at the moment and I'm not terribly hierarchical anyway. It's live and let live as far as I'm concerned. Simone is a tortie. She feels she was born to be an alpha. Then there's Happy. He doesn't care about being alpha, I don't think, but like anyone, he's not crazy about being pushed around. As he's entered the prime of his life and Simone has gotten her AARP card, he's getting to be the one who stays on the table with the food on those days when they aren't into sharing space. She probably should have been nicer to him when he joined the family. On the other paw, she still rules Daddy and Blog Mom's bed.

Now I have to say that we're all cuddlers in our different ways, but never, ever with each other. We cuddle with humans. I'm never naughty. As to the kitties, I'll let the shredded furniture and molding speak for itself

Your humans’ FAVORITE thing about you!:

Lola: Well, that's hard to say. Is it my impeccable house manners and the peace of mind that my humans enjoy because of them? Or is it my sweet and loving disposition and mostly calm temperment? Or could it be the intelligence that helps me to be a true companion so they  know they can not only tell me anything, I'll give them good advice, too? I think it's the disposition that they love best, although really I'm a total package, so it's hard to say.

Simone:  Blog Mom and Daddy like the way she snuggles, especially when she sleeps with them at night. She licks their hands, too. They like that and after all, I can't be everywhere at once.

Happy: He might not be the Einstein of the feline world, but he's really quite a nice cat. Blog Mom also thinks he has a pawticularly pretty face and handsome whiskers, but that's kind of superficial, isn't it?


  1. ROFL!! You have done the best job I have seen with this quiz!

  2. Love to hear more about our furiends. We will get around to this one but we have wordless wednesday tomorrow and a Flat Brutus update. Maybe on Friday!


    Mr. Nubbin'

  3. I feel like I know you even better now! Of course you don't have any bad habits, Lola! It's a shame that humans can't always appreciate our lifestyle choices, but it's just a fact of canine life. It was very nice of you to share time with the cats, too.


  4. That is a funny description of your life. I don't have a dog yet, so I appreciate the hints you give. Re: cats, mines look very much like yours.

  5. Good job with the quiz Lola, Simone and Happy!
    Now I know you all much better!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. BOL! Lola, we loved reading your all about us thingy. You sound pretty perfect and kissable to us.

    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  7. Great quiz post, Lola... it's sure hard to fault a pei on bad habits, that I truly agree :)... Simone and Happy do add some colors to the pei days.

    Licks, hero

  8. Lola,

    Great post today! LUVS learning new things about all of you!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  9. Well gosh, I don't haves no bad habits eithers...hehehe! You are such a regel Pei Miss Lola. I so enjoyed getting to know you betters through this quiz. I tthinks it would be kinda strange to lives withs kittehs. I guess they don't apply this heirarchy thing to themselves, huh.

  10. Lola,

    What a wonderful post! It sure is frustrating when two-leggers assume our "habits" are "bad." Back to Two-Legger Training 101 with them!


  11. Excellent post, Lola! I feel like I know you so much better now. Also, enjoyed reading about your housemates - much of it sounds familiar as I also live with cats ...and yes, they do have all the bad habits and no, they don't always land on four paws!

    Your pal, Pip

  12. Lola, Happy and Simone!!! We'll take one of each of you!!! All of you sound like the perfect example of your particular breed.

    Happy: Whipped cream and salmon ...now that is something I could definitely get used to. Do you get it often? If so, I'll be up in a jiffy.

    Great answers about all of you!!! I bet that post took some time to prepare!
    Hot hot hot in Raleigh 98 Tues. 99 or 100 today!!! Mom says after it hits 95 who can tell it is just plain hot.
    Madi and Mom

  13. I always knew you didn't have any bad habits, Lola! It never occurred to me that humans would thinks that towing them alongs on the leash would be considered a bad habit. It could most easily be remedied if they would just pick up the pace!

    I luved getting to know the kittehs, too. But I had to BOL at Happy falling off the table for no reason. Now THAT's pretty embarrassing!

    You really are just the sweetest, laid-back girlie and I'm sure glad you're my furend!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  14. PeeS. As you may have guessed, the kittehs released us without incident.

  15. What a cool quiz. We'd like to have a go at it too!
    Great answers! We like reading about our furriends!
    It is amazing that Simone is mellowing, she still has her awesome tortitude! We kind of wish that Pricilla would mellow, because she is 12, and she is still the most feisy thing ever!

  16. It's a wonderful post, Lola. You deserve a perfect score for this quiz. Thanks for sharing it with us and we feel like we've known you for ages now.

  17. Lolie-
    This is totes awesome. I hadn't seen anyone else do it yet and I'm begging Mama that we can. She said yes but since there are 5 kittehs and 3 doggies it shall take forevs to write. But do it we shall.
    *puppy smooches*
    Stellaluna the spazteroid

  18. Lola, dear Lola,
    That was just too good!Had a grrt time reading about you and your family.
    Happy sounds like Okies, and Simone..well..hmmmhh...
    you are not only wise but also so loving and sharing.
    love you,
    Bud n Gin

  19. miss lola,
    everybuddy is doing this quiz thingie! me 'n asa are gonna have to jump on the bandwagon, i think. anywho, i loved reading about you and the kitties! shiver me timbers, i'm so glad miss simone's aim is less than precise now. oh, and i had NO idea that kitties enjoyed whipped cream. i was also surprised to read that you like rawhides. i wouldn't have thought you to be a rawhide chewer, but you are! good stuff!
    the booker man

  20. We loved reading all the info, Lola, but what we loved most of all is your photo right at the top!

  21. It's always so interesting to hear the background. I think you can definitely pass for 5...maybe even 4.

  22. Thanks Lola, for sharing all that information about herself, we loved learning all about you.
    You are a very cute puppy dog.

  23. Five? You don't look a day over 4! Thanks for all the info!


  24. Thanks for sharing the information about yourself and your kibblings.. Now we know you and the kitties a little bit more..

    I've been thinking about you too.. as we have not hear from you for a week!! Good to have you back ..


  25. Dear Lola,
    You've said it!it is indeed good to have had a restful day aft all that activity.
    But we have another pawty to go to tomorrow, well we are hoping we will be invited!
    the twin's mummy's bDay!why are all special days so close by?they should be on weekends a month apart. then we can have something nice to do every month!
    Lola, next time your Humans go out for tandoori chicken, please insist on a doggy bag.we know you will love it.
    those sweets should be available at a Punjabi/North Indian sweet shop.it is very popular here in north india, especially in Delhi.
    it is just milk and sugar and unless you are watching your weight, it is pretty safe for us Dawgs.oh!but u can always have some in moderation.
    Gin n Bud

  26. Dang, Lola. You were overuled by the cats?! Darling, I empathize. My blog has my name on it too but noooo I have to let the chiweenie post and then the cats and now the kittens too. OMD it's never going to end!
    Lovely info though. I can always come back to this post when my memory starts to fail me like my mom's.


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