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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mikki's interview by Jack-a-Roo of Cyber-Sibes fame, Cool new tag from Tasha & Eva, Happy Ending for local rescue facility & Survivorman!

Howroooroo Everypup. Mikki here, I got a lovely message from Cyber-Sibes, and the oh so cute Jack has asked to interview me. Thank woo Jack-a-Roo for the lovely compliments, although I'm currently on Pippa's LONG list of grrrlfriends, I'm sure he wouldn't mind sharing my affections, after all, I don't mind sharing his....I'd be honored to be your grrrlfriend. Here is the interview from Jack (in Bold, of course)
Jack here, & I wants to know:
1. Mikki, how do you maintain your royal beauty, especially when you have to discipline those rowdy boys?
It's really very simple Jack. I have a magic coat. When I was born DOG blessed me with a magic coat, nothing sticks to me. I can go out and dig in the mud, be totally filthy, come in and have mom dry me off as best she can, then once I'm dry the dirt just flies away from me. Instead of being allergic to dust & dirt, it's allergic to me, woohoohoo. Daddy sometimes calls me the teflon husky. Crackers coat is very similar, and it seems the Monster's coat is going to be that way too. Chili is the only one of us that ever seems to really need a bath, cause he's so fluffy, if something gets through all that fur it has no hope of ever escaping! (mom thinks our fish oil, & vitamin E capsules with breakfast every morning might have something to do with it, but I know I have a magic coat).

2. Chili has a gift with color & mosaics, - What is your special gift?
My gift is more of a psychological gift, I'm the pack referee and peacemaker. No matter who is arguing, or what they're arguing about, if it gets too heated I get right into the middle of it and usually manage to break it up. I think it's a southern lady, steel magnolia kind of talent, when the LADY of the house has to raise her voice, everypuppy stops to listen.
3. I read that you are a great hunter - what is the biggest baddest prey you've ever taken down?
I guess the biggest was a possum, although Cracker helped with that one. On my own I've caught several rats (mom thinks they were sick from poison the neighbors put out, but I am a GREAT huntress, I don't need human help! How insulting!) I've also caught many lizards, toads, buggies, and a snake. Cracker catches lots of snakes, Chili used to catch skwirells before he got so chubby, and Bama catches leaves & sticks. Wooooo, scary...
4. What is your favorite thing to eat, and were do you like to eat it?
Since mom & dad put us on the BARF diet I love almost everything, but our new favorite is pig feet. Mom says it's kinda gross, but it takes us a long time to chew em up good and we sound like a pack of wolves out in our sunroom at dinner time, ripping, and chewing, and chomping, and crunching. Mmmmm, wonder if mom has any treats...Woo, sorry, I got sidetracked there for a second. I also LOVE our breakfast glop, with ground meat, veggies, eggs, yogurt, pumpkin, oats & other stuff. It's yummy! And even mom & dad say it smells pretty good, compared to any canned food they've ever smelled. We eat breakfast out of our bowls in the kitchen, but since dinner consists of some kind of raw meaty bones we get those out in the sunroom, with the easy to clean tile floor.
(mom says since we've been on the new diet they've been AMAZED. No soupy poops or upset tummies, destructive chewing has almost disappeared, we even only destuffed one of the new toys she brought us from AlaBAMA, and our coats look BEAWOOTIFUL)
5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?Looking forward to hearing your answers, Mikki! Jack A-Roo
I think I'd love to visit Alaska. One of my very favorite things to do is sit outside at night and just stare up at the stars. Mom usually has to call my name a couple of times to get my attention and "bring me back to earth". I think it would be the coolest thing ever to see the Aurora Borealis in person! Course mom & dad would probably have to camp out cause they'd never get me in the house, woohoo. I think I'm gonna ask for a telescope for Christmas, I want to see the Dog Star, and find out if I woo at him, if he'll woo back.

Thanks Jack-a-roo, that was lots of fun, and such a gentlemanly thing to do, takin pity on a southern damsel in distress.

We got this tag from Tasha & Eva:
"We would like to tag you for a new game. Tell us 3 things that you and your pack "Help" your humans do. Look forward to hearing your answers! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva."

Woo girls, this is a good one, thanks for tagging us! We had to put our furry heads together to come up with the top 3, cause we all help them in SO many ways, but these were our favorites.

1) One or more of us supervises every visit to the bathroom. While the humans are in there we attempt to sniff to see if they need to put on clean underwear, and inspect their output to insure they haven't contracted any diseases, supervise showers and baths to insure no human drowns, & inspect trash cans for tissue, tp rolls or q-tips that need to be removed and destroyed.

2) Keep their credit rating in tip-top shape by insuring they use their plastic cards regularly shopping for toys & treats online, heartworm & flea/tick preventatives, visits to the V.E.T, both planned and unplanned, not to mention the cost of sending us to the resort if they want to go somewhere together overnight! We've heard humans say "you have to spend money to make money", We're doing our part to make sure we help our humans to become extremely wealthy!

3)Make sure they get plenty of excercise and don't become couch potatos. If they sit down and look too comfortable for more than a couple of minutes, we'll go in another room and make loud noises so they have to get up to check on us, or we'll insist we need to go outside & they never leave us outside unsupervised. We all help with their upperbody strength on lead, and Bama helps more with an excersize she's devised requiring them to push her down from the counter or the stove anytime they are cooking or eating anything.

We are very happy for our local Human Society this week. They are a no-kill shelter, and do a lot of good work finding second homes for furkids that can no longer be in their first home. They had a terrible fire there last spring, most of the pups were saved but they lost almost all of the cats (93) to smoke inhallation before the rescue workers could get to them. Thanks to local fundraising efforts and charity on the part of many good people in our city, they opened back up this past weekend, in a lovely and state of the art new facility, and they're back in business doing what they do best, helping furballs in need. Of course I'm sure they still have lots to do but they have new, clean & dry, safe facilities to house everyone in. That is Pawsome, and we give 16 paws up to the dedicated employees & volunteers that fostered the kids until the new facility was complete, and to the businesses, workers and volunteers who donated time & money to get the facility back up and running in as short a time as possible!
JHS is our hero's of the week.

Now our mom wants' to rant a bit. She and dad watched Survivorman many times, but the third episode this season took place in Labrador. He went in with a team of huskies, but after a couple of days he decided to eat some of the dogs food, then give a demonstration about how hard it would be to live without the team, and how much those dogs are relied and counted on. So whats he do? Lets them go, the whole team, still in harness & dragging the sled behind them. He said "they know their way home, they'll be back in their kennels eating a warm meal within 24 hours. After a long soft rain, the ice started to melt too much for snowmobiles or sleds to get to him & get him out of there, so they sent a helicopter to pick up he and his crew. Nothing was ever again mentioned about the dogteam, and I'm forced to wonder if they did make it home safe. What if someone got hurt and the rest of the team was forced to drag him in harness? What if the sled tipped over, or got caught on something so they couldn't escape? What if they too got cut off by the raising water and sudden ice melt and found themselves unable to return home. Mom & Dad were both furious, "he counted on those dogs to keep him safe and get him where he needed to go, then he ate their food and cut them loose to make it on their own (or not). Now we are boycotting Survivorman in our house, we won't support anyone who could so callously put his partners at risk. And though it's been several weeks since we saw this, we still don't know if the dogs made it home, or what kind of condition they were in. All we can say: for survivormans sake, we hope they did make it home okay, and that the owners of that pack didn't feel a need to resort to violence over his lack of responsibility. I'm afraid I would have kicked his butt back to the plane to wherever he was going next for putting my family in danger.
Okay, thanks pups for letting me get that off my chest. Happy Humpday Everypup.
Mom has turned the computer back over to me, guess I better close now, mom's falling asleep on the keyboard, and it's going on 2AM
Here are the rules for the interviews, if you'd like to be interviewed, post a comment on this blog tellin us your wish to be interviewed.
1. If you are interested in being interviewed, leave me a comment saying, 'interview me.'
2. I will respond by posting five questions for you. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with a post containing your answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

We'd like to tag Amici, The Mullins Clan & the Kapp Pack to tell us 3 ways they help their humans.
Gentle Nose Nudges from,
Miss Mikki, Steel Magnolia & the rest of the RHP


cyber-sibes said...

A-Roooos, Mikki!
Those were great answers, thanks for taking the time to be interviewed. I feel like I know you better, which is important because we're wooing.
~Jack A-Roo

Yes, thanks Mikki. It sounds like you live in a pet-loving city, the story about the humane society is awesome! Woooos of thanks to all those who helped in any way!

Now about this stupid human Survivorman....my humans refuse to watch any of those shows, so I never saw it but I agree with your humans that his treatment of those heroic hyskies was atrocious!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
This calls for pawing an e-letter to the show's executives and chewing their ears off!! Good for you guys for boycotting the show!
BTW, we didn't mean to sign yur guestbook so many times - humom wanted to sign each of us separately so you'd have a nice photo of Jack, then she forgot & signed us in again together. Silly humom!)

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Very good interview Mikki! Your dinner sounds so yummy. I wish I got to eat feet!


-- The Mullin Clan's Mommy -- said...

Hi-ya Bama,
We're back to blogging. Mommy turned the puter on for awhile this evening. Cosmos & I will try to answer the '3 thing how we help our humans' very soon. We wants to thank you for your get well wishes for our mommy. She is starting to mend & feeling more like herself. I had her running around yesterday cuz I wuz a little bad (OK, a lot bad!) & to read all about it. I do try to be good, you know.

Holly said...


Great interview! You also all do a great job of helping your humans! Your dinner sounds absolutely deeeelicious!

Oh, and about Survivorman. There was a HUGE uproar on what he did, and several Sibernet people e-mailed the discovery channel. They replied that Les had pre-arranged to let the dogs loose at that specific place, and that their owner was just up around the corner to get the dogs. So, they are all safe. But, I agree, I can't believe they didn't even mention what happened to them at the end of the show. Very irresponsible of them.


Bama said...

Woo Jack, Mikki says Roo are too cute! And we are all very happy & relieved about how everyone stepped up to help our Humane Society. One of the pups was adopted by one of our local firehouses, so he's an Official Firedog now!

Steve-o, you really should try to convince your humans to get you some feet. They are the greatest, and mom says relatively cheap. Woo just have to be extra careful to chomp the bones up really good. Mom & Dad were pretty nervous at first, and I had the hardest time learning that I don't have to swallow my food whole, but givin it to me frozen a couple of times pretty much taught me to "chew & savor the flavor", woohoohoo.

Juneau, we're so glad your mommy is feeling better, and able to get on the 'puter for you for a while. You really need to take it easy on her though, and try to be extra good, our humans are kinda fragile, ya know? I mean, how often do they enjoy a good game of play-fight and who's got the bigger teeth?

HBBB, thanks so much for the pupdate on that stoopid survivor goon. Mom & dad get mad every time they thought bout it, we're all SO relieved to know the pups were all safe & sound. The dipsh*t kept talking about the danger of bear attacks & soft ice, yet he lets a whole dogteam loose in harness & still attached to the sled? HELLO!!! We can't believe that none of the producers or anyone would stop to think "maybe people will be concerned about this dogteam that he's been raving are so essential to his existance...." Those pups deserve extra treats for puttin up with his stupidity!

Tasha & Eva said...

Loved your interview, Mikki! Sounds like the animal shelter is a great place for those less fortunate pups & cats & all. Thanks for answering our tag! We saw that episode of Survivor Man too and we were wondering the same thing about the dog team. Hope they were OK. We're a little late on this but would one of you four like to interview us? That would be great! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Bama (and Mikki)

Sorry I've missed a couple of posts. I don't know what mistress has been doing.

But I have so liked to read about you all.

I have a propostion Bama. Not wanting to get into Jack's face or anything cos happy for you to have other boyfriends ( :( ) but would you like to go on a cat/rat hunt with me?

I think it would be so cool and we would have such an ace time.

Pippa xx

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Mom was really mad at Survivordude too. She yelled atthe box thing and changed the channel pretty quickly. She thinks he's a goof anyway. We think the dogs shouldn've eaten him to survive.

Amici said...

I like to inspect my Mom while she is in the bathroom too! Especially when she is taking a shower. Sometimes I try and lick that water off of her but she tells me "no". My Dad doesn't let me in the bathroom (poopy head).

We'll try and answer your tag by Sunday night. :)

The Army of Four said...

Very good interview, Mikki! I am our pack referee, too! It's a very tough, important job! Has your mom ever read "Calming Signals: On Talking Terms with Dogs"? It helped my mom understand a lot of what I do!
PS: We heard about that Survivorman thing. HIGHLY irresponsible, at best.

Bama said...

Guiness & Shiloh: What a Grrreat Idea!

Amici: Mik & I try to lick the water off mom too, why don't these stupid humans realize we're just trying to help them keep from catching cold or somethin, after all they don't have our wonderful double coat to protect them from that nasty water!

Amber: Thanks for the book tip, mom reads ALL the time anyway, we'll make sure she looks for this one to add to her library.

Katherine and Pippa, said...

I am so sorry I read this the wrong way Mikki. I don't know why. And if mistress hadn't been so tardy I would have been able to interview you before Jack a roo. Many licks in apologies.