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Saturday, February 11, 2012


Our friend Goose tagged us to answer some questions. All three of us will answer: K (chocolate lab), R (black lab), and KB (boring human).
1.  Describe yourself in 7 words:
K:  loving, bunny soft, sweet, sensitive, watchful, joyful, loyal
R:  rambunctious, speedy, energetic, obsessive, handsome, mischievous, HAPPY!
KB:  determined, loyal, stubborn (K chimes in: you can say that again - just try training her). Grateful, outdoorsy, nature-loving, happy.

2.  What keeps you up at night?
K: Nothing, ever.
R: I sleep like a log.
KB: back aches (there's no photo for that one!). 

3.  Who would you like to be?
K: Me with no osteosarcoma. It might be cool to be Bert for a day because I'd like to be a therapy dog. The problem is that I'd have to deal with Allred, and that thought terrifies me.
R: Me!!!!! I don't want to be Bunny because I'm already faster than her! I'm faster than a rocket ship!
KB: Me with no spine problems. Who'd ever want to be someone else with this world outside your back door?

4.  What are you wearing right now?
K: My lizard collar.
R: My red collar that the Runner made for me.
KB: My snowshoeing clothes because it's almost time for our afternoon hike.

5. What scares you?
K: Osteosarcoma and the dark hallway between the kitchen and our bedroom. That dark hallway has become a huge issue recently. I get "stuck" on one side of it or the other, and I can't cross the gauntlet without KB holding my paw for courage. My fear of this spot and others in the house have come and gone through my life. It usually gets worst when I'm sick.
R: Large objects in unexpected places, like a big empty box left in a corner of the living room that makes me slink away on my belly. Plastic bags or balloons hung up in trees terrify me. And, ground squirrels inside the house make me quake in my boots. I chase them like a maniac outside. Then, one time, a ground squirrel chewed through our screen and came in the living room. I found the bugger. I fled away from him at the speed of light and cowered in the furthest corner of the house. KB thought, based on my behavior, that there was a bear in the house but it was just a tiny ground squirrel. I finally emerged from hiding when KB took the ground squirrel outside and closed the window.
KB: Osteosarcoma is the big bad monster in our lives right now. Rodents inside my house do scare me a little too!

6. What are the best and worst things about blogging? 
K: Getting my photo taken all the time is the best and the worst. Having all our blogville friends is awesome.
R: Being in the Mango Minster contest is the best. KB being late for our afternoon hike because she's blogging is the worst.
KB: The best is the power of the paw. The worst is feeling so sad about illnesses and deaths among our friends.

7.  What's the last website you visited?
K and R: The ranch where our humans buy the beef that we eat. Drool. 
KB:  North American Bear Center, watching the live den cams. Bears are my favorite animals, and all our local bears are asleep in their dens now. I can get my "bear fix" by watching the cameras inside dens in Minnesota.

8.  What's one thing that you'd change about yourself?
K: I'd get rid of my osteosarcoma. 
R: I'm perfect, absolutely stunningly perfect! Look at my handsome eyes!
KB: I'd get a new spine (no photo for that one either).

9.  Slankets?  Yes or no...   
We had to Google what a "slanket" is and I think that tells you the answer.

Thanks to our buddy Goose for asking us these questions!

I'm supposed to tag a few other blogs... No obligation but have fun if you feel like answering the questions!


  1. The Paw!
    The Paw!!
    The Paw!!!

    Great items all of you pawed for us!

    Thanks SO much!

  2. We love all your answers except the ones about your cancer. we wish that you didn't even have to know how to spell it, let alone know what it means.

    You still make us smile, no matter what your day is like. Even on those bad days you still show hope and love and happiness and appreciation for all you have.

    Like we have said a hundred times. You are our example.....of how to do it right.

  3. I love knowing you better. And hope you know that MOM and I wish you all the best. You all are amazing and unique. So glad we are friends.

  4. KB,Great post, nice to know you just a bit better.We HATE cancer too. thanks for the tag...we will work on our post tomorrow. Happy Sunday!!

  5. Bawhahaha! I am laughing that cracker dog R is afraid of squirrels. I guess I might be afraid of them too, if one managed to sneak in the house!

    These tag posts are so much to read. Love to learn more about all our friends.

    Your pal, Pip

  6. Ann, we love your answers. Thinking of you K
    Benny & Lily

  7. R, just wait a cotton picking minute! If you think you're faster than me, bring your red collar here and we'll have a showdown. I guarantee there's nobody who can beat me, as many an unfortunate Labrador has learned at the dog park. Just because I never raced at the track does not mean I don't have the need for speed!

    K, you make a fabulous model! I completely understand what you mean about it being the best and worst.


  8. Hi K, R, and KB.
    Thank you for sharing all these things that make everyone of you unique.
    I also wish you did not ever know what cancer was.
    I hope you don't see any ground squirrels in your house again!

  9. Your wonderful posts create within us the enthusiasm to enjoy each and every day, whatever the weather may bring and to share the experience with our doggy companions.

  10. R, you are are too funny. Maybe you are part mastiff because I am scared of all that stuff too (although I prefer to use the word cautious).


  11. If the photo's anyhting to go by R certainly can sleep like a log.

  12. Great pictures and answers. Now, we know lite bit more about you. Today we have + 2C....what a strange winter.

  13. LOVED this! #1 laughed at some of R's "scaredy" answers. She says he must have some horse genes!

  14. Great Q & A! That is so funny that hallways can bother K and ground squirrels R. The real life of big strong labs! LOL! Great pictures!

  15. Great interviews! It's nice to get to know you all better. But R, I think you might have bit of more than you can chew challenging Bunny. We greyhound girls are a competitive sort!
    Miss Veil

  16. What great answers! Cancer is the pits :-(

    Love ya lots,

  17. Great to read about the wonderful things about all of you! The photos are great, too! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    We love your eyes, R! So beautiful.

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

  18. Thanks for sharing! Hope you all are doing better!


  19. I enjoyed this post and getting to know you all a bit better and finding we have a few more things in common!

    I hope today has been an enjoyable one!!

  20. I like it.. this is what we called a tagging game.. this is really great game that you can describe your self.. I also love it that your faster like a rocket ship..!

  21. Guys, your so brave enough to answer those question, and I'm really enjoy reading your answers. Thanks for sharing and I love K tantalizing black eyes Woof!

    It's all About Pet Fences | Dog Fence

  22. Loved reading your answers-here's to all positive news in 2012!

  23. Fun! Just got my answers up!
    Love the shot of R's eyes and the reflection in them.

  24. We loved reading all your answers and learning more about you!
    The photo of R's eyes is fabulous.

    The power of the paw!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  25. We wish we could change the cancer thing, too, K.

    And yes, R, you ARE stunningly PAWFECT!

    And KB, if I come across a new spine on any of my hikes, I'll pick it up for you. Would a deer spine do, do you think?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  26. That was fun, to learn more about our furiends!

  27. I tagged you too. :) It's kind of fun to do one of these every so often. It gets you on new topics, and we get to learn a thing or two. I hope you guys are hanging in there!

  28. Why, you doggies are just as fun and interesting as us kitties! We came over to purr for K on Special K Day and wishing K and family strength, yes, Pillars of Strength!

  29. "The best is the Power of the Paw." Amen to that one. Just one of those many Pillars of Strength.

    P.S. - My word of the day is rambo. Honest. How cool is that?

  30. Great job! I can't believe rodents in your house scare you when you have all those big lions outside your place:)

  31. BWhahahahaha...Bunny cracked me up when I read her comment. Gotts loves da Bunny!
    KB, my mum would likes to has a new back too...and a new elbow...and shoulder.
    Ya'll ORDER meat to EAT????? OMD, I is so very jealous.


  32. Today we stand with you in solidarity in your battle with C. As you fight the good fight, please know that you are not alone. There are many paws and many ♥s that are silently and firmly at your side.

  33. Saying hello as requested from a few other blogs-cancer sucks, not a fun club to be in for sure. LOVE the pictures!

  34. It was so nice getting to know you! Wonderful post and the pictures are great!

  35. Hi Y'all,

    I had to get my Human to google slanket too. What would I need a slanket for when I have my own furry coat?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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