Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tell me Thursday - on Sunday

Again, I am late to the game.

(1) How did you get into border collies (or whatever your dogs of choice are)? What started it all?

I have always loved border collies.  I adopted my first border collie when we were stationed at Fort Bragg in NC when my kids were very small & I was pregnant with my third baby.  His name was Mikey.  He adored my middle son and watched over him as he crawled around the house & was my buddy while my husband was deployed.  We had him a few months when he suddenly became ill and passed away.  I was devastated.  It took me several years to adopt another dog.  After we adopted Katie in 1999 I was hooked.  When Katie started to exceed a normal life expectancy I accepted it might not be long.  Her long time companion Elmo had passed away, and I wanted a dog in our home to help ease the inevitable passing of my Katie.  We adopted Ranger, then Beth.  We went over the deep edge when we adopted Bonnie.  Katie was still hanging in there and in Nov 2008 she passed away peacefully in my arms at the age of 17.  As I type this I can see Katie's paw prints and a lock of her hair in a memorial box - she will always hold a special place in my heart.  6 months after Katie passed we adopted Brynn, and finally brought Bea into our pack last November.  Katie was the catalyst, prompting this incredible journey. 

(2) How many dogs do you have? All dog math variations accepted.  

We have five.  Ranger, Beth, Bonnie, Brynn & Bea

(3) What do you do for a day job?

I like to pretend I am a professional photographer.

(4) What questions would you like to answer (or ask)?

Why are some clouds dark but others lighter?
Are your socks supposed to match your underwear?
What do you prefer? Pizza or Teriyaki?

(5) What was for dinner last night?

I am not sure if I am supposed to answer this for Wednesday night or last night, so I am going to go with Wednesday night.  Broiled salmon fillet served with tomato/basil relish, steamed asparagus & jalapeno/cheese pan bread.  Yummy. 


Alison said...

There's an answer in there that begs another question:
"Could you post a recipe for that pan bread?" ;)

Laura Carson said...

Oh YUM! And hey, better late than never. Glad you played again this week. I've always thought that you take LOVELY pictures. :)

Mark Spaur said...

I've been following your "know your camera" thread and would like to know more on how you choose your manual settings.