July 1

The Hounds Interview – Part 2

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A few weeks ago, we asked for questions for Freedom, Casper, Nikki and Twinke.  We had a wonderful response and thank everyone for their questions.  I decided to split the interview into two parts.  Part 1 was last week, and the “kids” are ready to get started with Part 2.

Bunny of Tales and Tails asked what each of you consider to be your must-have fashion accessory?


Freedom:  I just wear whatever Mommy puts on me.  I’m not much into fashion.  Casper’s the pretty boy.


Casper:  Ahhh, let me think.  I love my bowtie because it makes me look very handsome and irresistible to the ladies.  I also love my Union Jack collar because I’m a rakish lad.  Right now, I’m sporting my “summer fun” collar.  Some people have commented that it looks like a girl’s collar because it has pastel colors, but I’m confident in my masculinity, and I can pull it off.

Nikki:  I like anything that shows up against my black fur.  I usually wear pink…or pirate stuff.

Nola of Dachshund Nola asked several questions:  Where do you get your pawsome collars?  What food do you eat?  What’s your favorite treat?

Freedom:  I’ll take the first question.  Mommy wants to have a long list of places where we get our collars, but it always seems that Miss Alisha of 2 Hounds Design always snatches up her money before she can spread the love.  So for now, we have to say that almost all our collars come from 2 Hounds Design.

Casper:  We eat Purina Lamb & Rice.  Mommy wants to switch us to a food that has less fillers, but she’s always spending money on collars, craft supplies and e-courses, so she never gets around to it.

Nikki:  Well…we love all treats, but Frosty Paws is our favorite.  It tastes good and lasts a long time.  We also love bully sticks for the same reason.

Dip, Bridge & Elliot from Dip-Dip and The Bridge want to know what you all think of little dogs and what is your reaction when you see one outside?

Freedom:  Other than a little sniff, I ignore little dogs.

Casper:  I love little dogs.  I have a friend called Emma, and I like to play with her.  Mommy watches us pretty close though because she is afraid I’ll hurt Emma when I play bow and when I spin around.

Nikki:  I like little dogs, but I’m shy so I don’t play.

Freedom, Casper and Nikki act nicely around small dogs, inside and outside.  They act nicely around kitties inside.  They’ve never seen a kitty outside.  They are always on lead during these outside encounters.  When Emma comes over, they aren’t allowed outside together. 

Dip, Bridge and Elliot’s Mum wants to know if Casper fancies coming to live in the UK with her? and Deccy of Declan’s dogs blog! wants to know if Casper does come over, does he fancy going out for a pint some time.

Casper:  To Dip, Bridge and Elliot’s Mum…YES!  To Deccy…You know it mate!

As much as I love my little boy, we joke that his theme song should be “Love The One You’re With.”  Casper is always on the lookout for the next best thing.  I have no doubt he would drop us like a bad habit if another offer came along.  Thankfully, he doesn’t have a passport.

Miss Veil of Home Is Where the Hounds Are asked where your favorite place to go for a walk is and have I ever tried a triple-lead leash?

Freedom:  We love to walk around, everywhere.  Our main “walk” is around our neighborhood.  Mommy has used a double-lead but never a triple-lead.  She didn’t even know they made such a thing!

Patty of Two Greyhound Town asked if I walk you all at once and if one of you starts pulling, do the other two pull in other directions?  She also asked what is the worst thing you have done such as tearing things up or grabbing dinner off the counter.

Freedom:  To answer the first part of the question…Mommy prefers to walk us individually.  We’re pretty good if we all go out together, but she says we all have a different pace and rhythm.  I’m fast, Casper is medium, and Nikki is slow.  Regarding the naughtiness…Once the gate was left open and we all ran away.  Mommy noticed it pretty quickly, and found us all together down the street, but the panic that she experienced when she noticed we were gone almost killed her.  Killing Mommy was probably the worst thing we ever did.  Just me…I will eat out of the trash if it is left out, but I don’t consider that bad behavior…I mean, why wouldn’t I?

Casper:  I can’t think of anything I’ve ever done wrong.

Freedom:  You almost pulled the living room curtain rod off the wall.

Casper:  How did that happen?

Nikki:  Not to gross anyone out, but I’ve been known to eat poo.  Sorry.

Freddie & Gloria’s Momma of Basset Momma wants to know if you ever have your wild and crazy moments because you always seem so well-behaved.

Freedom:  I think I can speak for all three of us when I say that we all go crackers when anyone in the house touches a leash or a harness.  I’ve also been told that I can be a little pushy in the yard, but I don’t see it.

Casper:  I like to spinnings in the family room and when I have a bath, I come out of there like a crazy pup; I do zoomies all over the house.

Nikki:  I don’t get wild and crazy.

Freedom:  What about when Mommy gets the leash?

Nikki:  Okay, I get a little wild and crazy then.

Miura, Zonda & Eva, your best buddies asked, “When we visit your house it is very clean.  Does your Mom always keep it like that or does she make you keep moving with the vacuum before guests come?  Is your mom always dressed all coordinated and nice?  Our mom wears a robe all weekend, and wow she hustles before guests come.  She moves our toys into one place too – that isn’t a fun game – the game is putting them all over – duh!”

Freedom:  It is all an act my Mommy puts on for guests.  Personally, we’re glad she’s a slob because our beds stay nice and stinky like we like them unless we have company or there is a holiday.

Casper:  Regarding my Mommy’s wardrobe…Whenever our Daddy sees her in work clothes, he usually asks her what she’s dressed up for.  He leaves for work before my Mommy does and gets home after her.  When she gets home, she gets in her jammies so fast that my poor Daddy goes for weeks without seeing her in street clothes.  So, when he does see her wearing regular clothes, he thinks she’s dressed up!

Nikki:  In the winter, it gets really weird.  She has hot flashes, so sometimes she runs around the house in a tank top and then she gets cold and she just adds layers…whatever is laying around.  Once, she answered the door for the UPS man and she had on one of her crazy combos and he actually got a scared look on his face.  He thought my Mommy might be a crazy hermit person. And then…

You know, I think we answered Miss Amy’s question just fine.

Now for Twinkie’s questions…


Nola of Dachshund Nola and Jay from The Depp Effect ask how YOU feel about living with 3 dogs.

Twinkie:  Actually I don’t like it.  They’re okay as far as respecting me, but they’re HUGE and they don’t always watch where they’re going.  Another thing (actually quite funny when they’re not scaring me to death with it)…they STILL have trouble with hard floors  It’s like the floor is ice.  It’s the goofiest thing you’ve ever seen, and I LOVE IT.  Here’s something else I find totally crazy…My Mommy keeps my litter box downstairs so they don’t disgrace themselves by eating my poop.  Mommy knows that they disgrace themselves because when Freedom and Casper first came to live with us, she thought something was wrong with me because I wasn’t pooping!  As you can see…I’m the most intelligent one in the house.

KC from KC’s Declan’s dogs blog! asked how you keep three hounds in line.

Twinkie:  KC, first let me tell you what an attractive kitty I think you are.  My preferred method of keeping the hounds in line is meowing loudly as a warning and then, if they get those long snoots anywhere near me, I give them multiple slaps in quick succession.  Casper is my favorite hound to slap because he gets a really funny, confused look on his face when I do it.

Thank you to all who played along with us!

Freedom, Casper, Nikki & Twinkie:  Thank you everybody!

Daily Inspiration 


Silence is not an absence of sound but rather a shifting of attention toward sounds that speak to the soul.

Thomas Moore

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