Thursday, December 19, 2013

Meet the Blogger

Today, I’m participating in the “Meet the Bloggers” Blog Hop. It’s a chance for bloggers to come out from behind their cameras and their blogs and let everyone get to know them better.  So, here goes!

Meet The Bloggers

Here is what I look like.  I had to steal this picture from a friends Facebook page because I NEVER voluntarily get in front of a camera, and she caught me off guard before I could escape.  So you get a bonus here, too.  Since I'm never in a picture alone if I can help it....pictured here is one of my boys.  For those who read my blog, this is my Baseball Player, aka Football Player and Lightning's Boy.

So, the rules were to answer at least five of the questions.  Here are my answers.  I look forward to reading more about all of you, too.

What’s your favorite non-animal related book?   I recently read Pillars of the Earth and loved it. 

What’s your favorite non-animal related movie?   I was going to say Twilight, but then I remembered it has the wolves in it, so I guess technically it is an animal related movie and invalid.  Others I like....RV with Robin Williams is a favorite.  Makes me laugh every time I watch it.  Grosse Pointe Blank from years back is another one that still makes me laugh.  More recently, I enjoyed the Oz movie alot and the Hunger Games movies (although I must admit I find the premise of those books to be absolutely unsettling). 

What’s your favorite non-animal related food?  Chocolate.  Without a doubt.

Who’s your favorite actor?  I can't say that I have one who is absolutely my favorite, but there are several who will draw me to a movie.  The first that come to mine are Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, and Matt Damon.  Mark Wahlberg, too, unless it's a movie about a grown man with a talking foul mouthed teddy bear.

What’s one thing you have to do every day?  Pray.

What makes you feel fabulous?  A hot bath after an active, busy day.

What do you wish you were more skilled at?  Conversation and social interactions.  I think I'm pretty bad at it.  I'm an introvert and much happier behind the scenes than in the scenes. 

What’s your favorite holiday?  Thanksgiving.  Without the the fuss and hoopla of Christmas, I love it.  Just family and food and catching up.  No presents or pressure. 

Favorite meal?  Pizza.  I could eat it everyday.  I used to say Mexican, but I've eaten so much of that this past year I can't even stand the thought of smelling it.


If your pets could talk, what one word would THEY use to describe you?
Thumper would say SLOW.
Lightning would say FAST.
How is your pet most like you?  Lightning is a worrier and tad neurotic.  If you've read my blog any, you may have picked up I'm the anxious type myself.  Thumper is very independent.  I tend to be that way too, so I guess that's how he is most like me.  Otherwise I don't see much similarity.  He's very much the opposite of Lightning and goes with the flow very well. 
Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy?   First, spending time with and talking to my boys.  They have grown into amazing young men, and I always enjoy their company.  Second, going to training classes with the dogs.  Third, getting away from the craziness of urban/suburban life. 

What’s one thing you could do to be more kind to yourself?   I could cut myself some slack and tell my inner anxious person to just be quiet.   

What drives you nuts about your pets?   First they want in, then they want out.  Over and over and over. 
What melts your heart?  Seeing the outreach from the blogging community when someone loses a pet or has a need.  Service dogs.  Seeing people come alive through therapy and service dogs, and seeing the healing that pets can bring to people.  

If you didn’t have your current pets, what pets would you choose to have?  Probably a border collie for my dreams of one day having an agility dog, and most likely a golden retriever.  But I can't imagine not having the two dogs I currently have, and they both just happened into my life.

Thanks for reading.  I enjoy all the comments and getting to know you.  If you have a question or a comment, leave it below for me. 

Now on to the hop:



  1. I loved that Thumper and Lightning would use opposite words to describe you. :)

    So glad you came out into the light. It was great to put a face to the stories I've enjoyed reading.

  2. Hi! Nice to meet you! You look much too young to have boys that grown ;-)

    I am new to your blog so will have to catch up.

    Check this recent blog post of mine, I am sure it will strike a chord ;-)

  3. Oh, and PS, I'm with you on the border collie thing. While I have truly enjoyed all the agility I've done with my corgis, I would love to run a dogs with real legs. It's a total game changer. My corgis have the heart but not the body


  4. Sherri....
    Happy Solstice!! ;)
    I think you are beautiful both inside and out!! ;-D
    "What’s your favorite non-animal related food? Chocolate. Without a doubt.". Oh. Yeah!! Mine too!! ;-D
    "What’s one thing you have to do every day? Pray.". Great answer!! ;)
    I enjoyed "getting to know" you better, Friend!! ;op
    --Raelyn and Rose

  5. Hi there! I enjoyed your story. I had to laugh at your PetSavers story! My husband wouldn't let me go anymore either if I kept coming home with puppies! LOL!

  6. Heya, thanks for joining the blog hop! I've had so much fun getting to know my fellow bloggers a bit better and to put a face to the blog....well that's just bonus!

    Pillars of the Earth was a good book, did you know they made it into a movie/mini series? I saw it advertised for one of the pay channels.

    So you actually ate so much of your favorite food that you burned yourself out? I wondered if that was possible....LOL

  7. Hey! We all love pizza too! What do ya know? Momma says grown up human pups are the best kind. Same with doggies. Sure, puppies and babies are cute, but ever so tiresome. I'm more of a Thumper type guy myself. Momma is such a worry wart and me, I just go with the flow.


  8. Nice to meet you! I'm an introvert too and there are times I wish I was better at everything social. Even engaging online seems hard sometimes. At least the pets make that easier.

    Thanks for joining in the Blog Hop!

  9. Well hi there! Nice to meet you! Is that "boy" one of your children? You don't look old enough for that.

    I don't know that I could eat pizza every day. That might kill me, all the cheese and dough .. colonic irrigation might be in order.

  10. I've seen Pillars of the Earth mentioned a few times during this hop - I'm adding it to my reading list!

    I enjoy Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams too - have you seen American Hustle yet? I saw it recently and really enjoyed it.

    It was great to read your answers and learn more about you - so glad you joined us on the hop!