Monday, July 30, 2007

Questions, Answers, and Frosty Paws

I have been tagged by Jazz and Dixie to answer these 5 questions! Here I go...

Where is your favorite place to sleep?

I sleep in many places... but my most favorite one of all is underneath Lizzy's blankets on her bed. Lizzy wonders how I can still breath under the thick blankets all night.

2. Is there a specific trick your humans make you do to get treats?
Oh yes, lots. Sit, lie down, roll over, high five, shake a paw, play dead, jump, speak, spin, turn, stay, dance, and many more.

3. If you could spend an entire day doing anything at all with anyone what would you do and with whom?
Oh boy... this is a hard question! Well, I'd love to go to the beach and Lizzy and her mom, or I'd love to go for walks around the neighborhood with Lizzy and her mom, or I'd love to do agility all day with Lizzy and her mom, or I'd love to chase my tennis ball all day with Lizzy and her mom, or I'd love to go on a car ride with Lizzy and her mom, or I'd love to cuddle all day with Lizzy and her mom, ...

4. What is your favorite toy?
Tennis balls and cats! Cats are fun to scare, and tennis balls are great for rolling under a low couch so that I can't reach them and then I have to get my humans attention so they can get the tennis ball out from under the couch for me so that I can roll it under again.

5. If you could change one thing in your life, what would you change?
Hmm... Well, I'd probably change it so that my humans have to take me for lots of long walks every single day.

Guess what? Lizzy made me my very first frosty paws! I was so excited! She gave me one a couple days ago when it was hot outside, and it was so good... It was peanut butter flavored.

Of course, Lizzy made me sit and wait forever while she fiddled with her camera to take a picture of me.

Then finally, she said "okay" and I started licking my treat. I tried to eat it whole, but it was too cold and big, so I just licked it and licked it.

I actually didn't even finish it, because it was so big and I got full. Lizzy said next time she'll make it smaller.

Did you know... that my birthday is coming up very soon? It's on August 15th, that's only 16 days away! Woohoo! And guess how old I'll be? Can't guess? I'll tell you. I'll be 3!
"Lizzy speaking. Sparky, you're not turning 3. Stop lying to all your friends."
What? Lizzy, go away. I'm trying to update a blog here.
"Sparky, I'm helping you update your blog. You have to tell the truth."
Hmph. Fine then... I'm turning 4!
"Sparky... don't lie... or else I might not take you on a walk today."
Um... Lizzy, you're so mean. Okay everydog, I'm turning 5! Now, no bugging me about my old age.
"Sparky! Just spit out the truth. How would you feel if your friends lied to you?"
Ugh! Alright, alright! I'll tell the truth! And then Lizzy, you'd better get out of here! Okay... I'm turning 6! Yes, 6! I may be old, but I still look young!
"Except for the grey hairs that are forming on your eyebrows."
LIZZY! Go away! You're embarrassing me! And it's not grey hairs, it's grey paint from rubbing against the freshly painted walls in your room!
"That's true, but all the paint has washed off and you still have grey hairs on your eyebrows. Like it or not, you're getting old."
I am not! Just... just... go away. Please. Before I really lose my temper.
"Alright, alright. Just remember to always tell the truth."
Yeah, yeah... good, she's gone now. Do your humans ever get this annoying? So now you all know... I'm turning 6. I'm old. I'm grey. And I'm embarrassed to have been caught in a lie. Oh well...

By the way, I am very sorry to hear that Oscar has left us. I never even met him yet, but I miss him terribly. At least he's having a good time in heaven now.


Romeo'S Spot said...

Well your just a cutie!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Sparky,
We didn't know your birfday was coming up, we don't see it on the Dogs With Blogs Calendar. You should get a hold of Boo Casanova & let him know so his Mama can put it on the calendar. Hey 6 isn't so bad, I Butchy will turn 7 in October. Was that frosty paws you were eating?? Our Mama puts it into ice cube trays then they are easy to get out & are small enough for us. So give that a try next time. Have a good night!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Dory and Liza said...

Sparky -

Nice Q&A!! We can't believe how well behaved you are with the frosty paws - Dory has no self control or manners when it comes to treats. I'm sort of embarassed but I love Dory anyhow.

Lizzy - Did you train Sparky by yourself? You and Sparky remind me of me and my first dog. My parents got me a Lab puppy when I was 12 and we did 4H dog shows and AKC obedience shows as well - it was lots of fun.

We hope you both have a great week -

Dory, Mac and Liza

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
Don't fret.. I will be turning EIGHT on 23Aug.. =(
Wow.. your frosty paws is SO much bigger than mine! Mine's only ice-cube size. Sigh..

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky.
Thanks for playing this game of questions.
Now I have an idea about who you love the most!
That is a very big frosty paw!! Mine are done in an ice cube stray... mini I would tell but yummy!
Glad you enjoyed yours!
Have a good night

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Sparky...
You don't look a day over 3 that's for sure AND look at how fast you run. You not ready for the senior puppy home that's for sure!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Jemma said...


Mommy say we're supposed to get wiser the older we become, so don't be afraid to admit it! I turned 5 this month as you know and.. I have grey hairs coming out on my chin :( But I'm so small that no one sees them and they always mistaken me for a puppy, hehehe :)


Nugget said...

I didn't know cats qualified as a favorite toy.. if so, they are my favorite too!

Nugget & the boys

Amber-Mae said...

Hey, good answers Sparky! you sure can so lots & lots of tricks! I hope to watch a video of you doing the whole agility course. Mommy's thinking of doing that maybe this Sunday or later. And oh my...You're already 6? No way! You look way younger than 6. You looks like 3years old. You;'re very lucky that you don't have much gray hair all over your face. I hope I won't too when I get old. Your furr-rosty paw looks delicious to me. Mommy has just made some for us again this morning. It's also peanut butter flavored. Very thick & creamy & fattening & heaty! But who cares! I can't wait to have some later tonight when it's fully frozen. They even made some for themselves. Gee! That desperate to try some too...LOL! I will remember your barkday Sparky. Hopefully I won't forget about it...I have short term memory loss. I'm just joking!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

fee said...

hey sparky, don't listen to lizzy! we can choose any age we like to be! if you really like 3, you can be 3 + 3!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

That frosty paw look yummy. And you dont look old at all. I'll believe you're 3

~ girl girl

Anonymous said...

Wow I can't believe you're really going to be 6 - I always thought you were a lot younger!

I liked reading your answers you sound a lot like me!!


Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

Hey Sparky,

Good to get to know you more--we like Frosty Paws too--but they give some of us an upset tummy a little bit.

See ya

Stanley said...

Sparky Boy!

Six isn't that old, man! I would have sworn you weren't a day over 2 or 3. You wear it well, buddy.

Your frosty paws look fabuloso! I can't imagine having a treat so big I couldn't finish it.

Enjoy the birthday anticipation, buddy!

Goober love,

triple Bs said...

Yay for Frosty Paws. And we don't think 6 is so old. You look and act like a little pup and that's what's important.

Jazz and Dixie said...

We feel we know you a little better after that Q and A session and the little chat with Lizzy at the end there. You haven't even reached midlife yet so don't be worrying too much about your age. You are such an active dog you can do so many tricks!! Mum has just made us peach flavoured frosty paws made with tofu and we are waiting for them to freeze! Another hot day here for us so its hard to wait for them to be ready!
Jazz and Dixie

Pacco de Mongrel said...

embarassed to said that sometimes d 'cats' scare me instead...

i juz enjoy chasing them, but they looks mean to me..

ToFFee said...

Hey Sparky!

That's one big frosty paw! that's great for this hot weather ei?

6? are you sure? I don't think you look 6.. more like 3..


Tasha & Eva said...

Your Frosty Paws look yummy! You're a lucky pup.


Charlie said...

How could you wait for that Frosty Paws?! It looks really really good!
- Charlie

PreciOus said...

Yeah Sparky, you don't look anything like 6 at all. I say the hoomans are just jealous of your young look. *Winkz*


Ben_Benjamin said...

Oh Sparky, I like reading your blog. You and Lizzy are soooooooooo funny but cute. Oh barkday coming up??? You never inform Boo, he will put your barkday date on the calender & everydog know. Anywhere, you are not old, you look young and energitic@!!

chester.hi-flyer said...

i love cats and tennis balls too, so that makes both of us!!!

p.s. think i prefer tennis balls because they're more predictable and don't give me scratches on my nose...=P

Snowy & Crystal said...

awww Sparky - you are not old and boy you look CUTE

We are sorry about Oscar too and feel bad coz we did not meet him before :(

we loved your answer when you said "the beach" :o)

woofs and puppy arfs,

Snowy and Crystal

Mary-Margaret said...

(ahem?) I'm rather fond of older men, myself, so six is just fine with me. I think you look very young for your age. It's not how old you ARE, but how old you FEEL. You act like you feel like a pup.

Happy Barkday!!

Love, Mary-Margaret O'Brien

T-man said...

Don't worry Sparky. Grey hairs make you distinguised looking. I have lots of grey around my muzzle and the girls still dig me.

Snowball said...

Hi Sparky,
6 yr old is not old at all. Older dogs are smarter. You should lie to hide anything from your friends. We want to read only truth on your blog.

You are still looking great. Dun mind the little grey hair probably its because of the bleaching effect of the sun and the type of shampoo you use. It has nothing to do with your age... :P


Ferndoggle said...

Sparky, you don't look a day over 2! I'm turning 8, well 10...OK, OK probably 12...on August 11th. That's my Gotcha Day!

August is a big month for birfdays!


Hammer said...

Hi Sparky

I've marked on my calendar when your barkday is so I don't miss it. AND 6 isn't old. I'm 6 already.

You're a very good boy doing tricks to get your treats. My mum tries to tell me to sit but I ignore her. She still gives me my treat.

Love from Hammer

Ume said...

i would never have tot dat u r turning 6! u look every inch a 3 yr old to me! n agile like a 1 yr old!

Frasypoo said...

Hi Sparky !
You are turning 6 !! Thats not old !!Well maybe if you have grey hair !!I like sleeping under sheets and occasionally I will come up gasping for air and scare my mother !!