It's Friday, so time for the Follow-Up Friday hop, hosted by Jodi of Heart Like a Dog and her co-host JoAnn from Sand Spring Chesapeakes. Time to answer those burning questions and follow up on the news.
An Old Photo & A New Banner - Questions Answered
Last week, on (not so) Wordless Wednesday, I introduced our new banner and tagline along with an old photo of our Bailey.
Jodi, our lovely hostess for today's hop, asked, "Did I hear you say you designed [the new header] yourself?" Well, yes, but I just did the easy part myself - making the banner using the collage thingy on PicMonkey, but my sis (from GerardArt) did the paintings of all our pups.
Lions, Tigers & Bears - I Enjoy Funny Comments
Last week's Mirth Watch mentioned the Lions, Tigers & Bears rescue facility here in San Diego.
Wendy of A Brave Face said, "When I think about the exotic animal problem, and look at my little
unruly dog, I can't image the moment some person is like 'Ok! We're
getting a Tiger! I'll take feedings, you take poop duty.'" That is so true/funny. Can you imagine the size of the bags you'd need to pick up your tiger's poop? (BTW, you should check out A Brave Face if you haven't already cuz Wendy's posts are great, like this one: What's the Rule on Cat Jewelry? As a bonus, check it out and see if you agree with me that her pup June looks like what I imagine Rita looked like as a tiny pup.)
I and Love and You - And They and Love and Us!
In my post about Marketing Genius, lots of folks mentioned they don't have Sprouts stores near them. Well, Charlie from "I and love and you" left a comment saying, "For all of you looking for
stores in your area please visit our website store locator. Anything else you need, please reach us at Questions@ilypet.com!" And... I got an email from them saying they saw my review and really appreciated it, as they are a start-up company, and they noticed I said I'd like to try the dehydrated food, so they are going to send me some samples - with no obligation to review. Isn't that nice?
Also on that post, Molly the Wally, The Little Dog with a Blog said, "Sprouts......shudder at the name here...!" "Here" meaning the UK. I wondered why that would be so I googled what "sprouts" means to Brits, and it looks like it refers specifically to Brussels sprouts (whereas here in the US it refers to the new shoots/first signs of life from a plant). Is that what you meant, Molly? Because I tend to shudder at Brussels sprouts too!
Your Dog Does Sing?? - Jealousy & Another Funny Comment
When I asked on Mirth Watch Thursday if your dog sings or says I love you, Sue of Talking-Dogs said, "My mom had a rescue dog years ago - part cocker, part ? - that, among other things, said I love you. Very clearly. :-) Jeffie and Rosie 'talk' and Jeffie 'sings.' Lucy was the real talking dog - very vocal and we carried on 'conversations.'" I'm so jealous! But I guess when your blog is called "Talking Dogs," you oughta deliver the goods.
The hubs' dad also says that they had a dog that could say, "I love you, Momma." They spoke French though. I forgot to ask if the dog (named Finette) actually said, "Je t'aime maman". I'm guessing she said it in English... which is a pretty amazing feat given her being surrounded by francophones! (BTW, it's his birthday today - Happy Birthday, Yvon!)
According to the hubs' uncle, this is a pic of Finette - and it looks like she could carry a tune as well.
In another comment that made me laugh, Diana of I Heart Shark! said, "It's
probably a good thing Rita has only muttered 'Momma' in private,
otherwise crazies (me) would lure her into their houses with a Himalayan
chew. (Now I'm thinking about a dog-snatching ring where the dogs spill it to the cops...) (But a talking dog was worth it, officer!)"