Friday, July 16, 2010

Oskar's all about our human day

Hi, our friend Oskar came up with the idea of giving our human's a bit of credit for their assistance in blogging. So we thought we'd tell you about ours--even if she's a bit boring.
We live in the middle of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Only Kendra was born near here. We only have the one human. She's not too bad, but sometimes a bugger to train. She was born in Washington, DC about 100 years ago. She grew up in Northern VA, attended Radford (when it was still a college) and taught for awhile in Bath County. (She has huge numbers of relatives in VA and some in TX.)
She loves scotties. We're numbers seven, eight and nine. She's not sure if there'll be a ten, but you never know. Basically she loves all animals.
She loves to travel and heads overseas whenever she can't stay put any longer. She says that it restores her faith in human beings to meet so many wonderful people all around the world who are just trying to do the right thing. (We go camping when these moods hit her.)
She was a classroom teacher and then an Itinerant Teacher for Blind and Vision Impaired kids. Now she's partially retired. That means she has to work sometimes so she can travel and have lots of scotties.
At home, she loves spending time with us: walking, or playing or (ugh) grooming. She says 'happiness is a lapful of scotties.' We give her lots of happiness.
She's tried lots of crafts, but loses interest in them after she learns to make some reasonable looking things. Mostly she loves to read. Fiction, Non-fiction, crime, history, sociology, biographies.....lots of things. She's now into blogging and surfing the net to find new adventures to go on. She doen't watch much television.
Her motto for life comes from the film 'Auntie Mame' (Rosalind Russell) "Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!"
And here she is, being used as a launching pad by Bella during a wild game of chasey!

Anyway, she may not be exciting; but we love her.


  1. NSW. Now I know why you are always the first to comment ! Bella, you live up to your name.

  2. Gosh, I don't think your mom is boring at all. I think she is most interesting. I didn't know she was born over here! What made her move allll the way over to Australia? Do you thinks she will ever move back to the U.S.?

    Thank you for telling us all abouts your Most Wonderful human!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  3. What a great story on your human! We definitely have something in common since our mom was born and raised in Virginia too.


  4. I have been meaning to ask.. Do you know where Manilla, NSW is??? Not far from Tamworth I think. That is where my furend Barney (King Ch. Spaniel) lives with his mum. His mum is coming to visit me in a few weeks. I hope she does NOT bring Vegemite for me This time.
    Your mum sounds very much nice. My mum was a teacher too. I like how you use her for a launch pad. She is good at that. I think she has very good taste in Dawgs!!!

  5. What a great post! I loved learning about your mom. My mom person went ahead and added you to the Mr. Linky on my blog so everyone can come visit you.

    Thanks so much for playing along!

  6. What a nice post about your Moms! We enjoyed getting to know all about her!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  7. your mom is much more exciting then ours. she would never be brave enough to travel oversea! unless it was Newoundland--haha! glad to know you a little better--by the way--that picture of Saige on the beach was not distorted or camera trick at all--that is just how tall she is ;-)

  8. We think your mom is a very interesting person and she looks like a great playmate too!
    Our mom feels the same way about TV.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. How neat your mom is from VA, we lives in SC and my mums BFF is from VA too.
    Ain't it funny how peoples tend to stick to one breed?
    I thinks you haves a great mom.

  10. We loves your hooman too!


  11. Your mom isn't boring. She sounds grand! You scotties really scored!


  12. I think we have a lot in common!!! Gets a bit stir crazy, I know that feeling. I need to move

  13. i think ya'll have a grrreat mama! she's not boring at all! i think it's super adventurous of her to have moved to australia! what made her leave the US? has she lived in any other countries? i love the picture of miss bella using your mama as a launch ramp. teehee! btw, my grammy and gramps live in northern VA!
    the booker man

  14. Hi Everybody!

    Thanks for stopping by my bloggie. I has been meaning to come over to yours for a looong time and now I am glad I did. Your mom sounds just fine and very interesting too. What made hers move to Australia? I hopes that we can all be furiends now. I am your newest follower, come back to my place and start following me, it will be fun!

    Woofs nd Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  15. Hi gorgeous girls - we think Oskar's game was an inspired idea and we've been having such great fun reading everyone's posts on this. We LOVE that photo of Bella using your human as a launch pad. Max uses FH as a springboard and often takes a running jump AT her just to get a really good launch OFF her in the other direction!! We think it's so cool that you're scotties 7, 8 and 9 - when love hits it hits hard eh?! You have a wonderful human - thank you for showcasing her for us today! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  16. Nice to meet you all. We think your human sounds like lots of fun. We think curling up in their laps is the bestest way to show we love them.


    Mr. Nubbin'