Dog Gone Hodgepodge

Rayna on our back deck last Saturday while we were dog sitting for our kids.

1. The Hodgepodge lands on National Dog Day this year (August 26th). Do you own a dog? Did you have a dog when you were growing up, or maybe some other kind of pet? Would you say you’re more of a dog person or a cat person? Neither is okay too : )

We do not own a dog. We just got done dog sitting for our kids this past Sunday. Neither Dear nor I had a dog growing up. Dear and his brother had parakeets, Poncho and Peppino.  Our daughter had rats for a while, Fats and Pinkie. We were tricked into owning those rats. Our son and his best friend bought two rats, without asking, for a Science experiment at our house and then Katie fell in love with them so we had to keep them. Katie took good care of them and trained them to do a few tricks. Even when rats die it is very sad. Sigh.

Dear and I are neither cat or dog people.

Our son Dan on the right and his best friend Jamie on the left were the junior highers who bought those rats for their science experiment. These three guys have been good friends since elementary school. Jamie with his son David Daniel, Joshua and Daniel with his son Jaymison Joshua.  Names for their sons that honor this friendship.

2. Last time you felt ‘dog tired’?

If I have to do yard work when temps are above 90 I get dog tired.

3. It’s said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. When did you last prove this idiom true or prove it wrong?

This old dog learned a new trick after we moved to the country with a little acreage. I have mastered the riding lawn mower.

4. A favorite book, television show, or movie featuring a dog. Why did you love it?

Growing up I really enjoyed Lassie. Even though there were calamities on the show Lassie always saved the day. The good endings were appreciated.

5. Last time you had reason to (literally or figuratively) exclaim ‘hot diggity dog’?

My sister Lana brought us a couple masks that she ordered from Amazon after she saw one on her hairdresser.  These masks are so much more comfortable than cloth masks. Today when I had to run errands I wore it and was so happy to be able to smile, breath and not fog up my glasses. There is a little tension on the chin but the ease in every other aspect was wonderful! Hot diggity dog, since I have to wear a mask, this one makes me happy!

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

See the second part of question 1 about friendships.

Thank you Joyce for coming up with the questions for the Hodgepodge. Click on hodgepodge to see more or join in.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Dog Gone Hodgepodge

  1. Rayna is so cute! I would dog sit her anytime but wouldn’t want to give her back ;). That mask is great, I love that it is clear. It is so hard to communicate without seeing people’s faces completely. Have a great week 🙂

  2. I love the mask! At first I didn’t notice the clear part and was wondering for a second how a chin contraption was a mask lol, it’s very clever!

  3. I enjoyed the friendship story. My boys have best friends, the friendships started at age two and have lasted and lasted. Their mom is my best friend, we had our babies close together, so actually they have been pals since birth. Ha. 😉

  4. We have been dog people and bought our first puppy a week after our wedding. My sister and her husband have never had dogs. That mask is awesome. I have to look for it. I have a shield and it just fogs up on me. That’s a cute picture of the boys. My son has friends from grade school still which is a wonderful thing.

  5. I love the story of the boys naming their sons! That is so wonderfully special. I like the clear mask. I was in line in the market today and a woman from my Bible Study was in line behind me. Neither of us were initially sure who the other was with our masks on!

  6. It’s so nice to read about friendships like that. That mask is great! It actually shows facial expressions and smiles. My grandmother lived with us when I was growing up, and she always had a parakeet. The blue ones were always named Pretty Bird. The 1 green parakeet she owned was named Penny. One of the “Pretty Birds” always chirped VERY loudly when it heard Candle in the Wind by Elton John OR anything by Dolly Parton!
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

  7. I’ve never seen a mask like that…how interesting. Great story about the rats. I can’t imagine loving them, but I guess it’s not much different than when I loved my guinea pigs. lol

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