08 November 2007

We Answer Blue's Questions

My Blogger friend BLUE was the interviewee for both Pippa and Katherine earlier this week. At the end of that post, she asked if anyone would be willing to be the interviewee for her questions. Well, she is one of our favorite human bloggers (a big pool composed of Blue and my sister E.Rabbit) so we thought we should help her out!

Muzzer and I agreed to be interviewed...and Teka positively jumped with joy at the idea of being an interviewee. So, for the morbidly curious among you, our answers appear below. We are letting Teka go first 'cause she is the youngest in our group. Also, because she always has to be first! on walkies! at dinner! in the tub! You name it ...Teka is FIRST.

Teka here! Now, take it easy on me, OK. I am new at this, you know. Sort of. So, Blue's questions show up first and then my answers, OK?
1.) Have you ever wished, you were born the opposite sex or a different animal/breed & explain your reasons? Well, to be completely truthful, NO. I mean, what could be better than being a young and beautiful Jack Russell Terrier?
2.) Tell me a true tale about a favourite personal celebration or holiday - i.e. Birthday, Christmas, Halloween, Summer etc ? Walkies! Walkies is my favorite celebration. I love Walkies. I get up early every morning and then I get the rest of these lazies up and then we go for walkies. My favorite walkie was when I tripped muzzer and she fell down splat and I ran away!
3.) If you could just up sticks & go some where new, where would it be and who would you choose as your travel companion & why? I would go with my mom just about anywhere. I think next year we are going to move to Flagstaff. So long Gussie! Yahoo.
4.) What is your favourite game/sport to play & watch? I love to play chase Gussie. I chase Gussie in the back yard. I chase Gussie in the family room. I chase Gussie all through the house.
5.) If you were to write a book, play, poem about your-self, what would you call it, and quote the opening line? I would call my novel Teka Takes Tulsa. Early one morning, Teka woke up in Tulsa.
Well, what do you expect? I'm a Jack Russell, OK? If you want deep thoughts, read the books Dad writes.
Now it is Gussie's Turn! hahahaha
Hi Pals..Now you see what you have to look forward to, Stanley? And this goes on Day after Day after Day! Sheesh. My turn. Let's see....
1.) Have you ever wished, you were born the opposite sex or a different animal/breed & explain your reasons? Hmm, I thought about this one most of the day. And then I had a talk with my Dad. And he asked "Gussie, what do you like most about yourself now?" And I said..." I make people smile." And Dad said..."If you were a different animal or a person, would you be any better at making people smile?" And I knew...I wouldn't wish to be anything or anyone other than Gussie, because I am so good at my favorite thing right now!
2.) Tell me a true tale about a favourite personal celebration or holiday - i.e. Birthday, Christmas, Halloween, Summer etc ? Easy one...my favorite holiday is Christmas. And my favorite Christmas is the first one that I spent with Muzzer and Dad and E.Rabbit in Virginia.
3.) If you could just up sticks & go some where new, where would it be and who would you choose as your travel companion & why? Oh...goodness. I love to go and see and do new things. I would like to go back to Virginia. I would like to go to England, 'cause if Dad likes it, it must be good. I just want to make sure that my family comes with me.
4.) What is your favourite game/sport to play & watch? I LOVE watching Baseball with Dad. CARDINALS baseball! I wanna go to a game at the ball park sometime.
5.) If you were to write a book, play, poem about your-self, what would you call it, and quote the opening line?
On the Go with Gus. The adventures of a Wire Fox Terrier Once, there was a charming wirey fellow named Gus.
OK Muzzer, your turn!
Wow, you guys are a really tough act to follow!
1.) Have you ever wished, you were born the opposite sex or a different animal/breed & explain your reasons? When I was much younger I wished that I had been born a boy so I could be an altar boy and a Boy Scout. I got over it.
2.) Tell me a true tale about a favourite personal celebration or holiday - i.e. Birthday, Christmas, Halloween, Summer etc ? My favorite celebration is Thanksgiving, and my favorite memory of Thanksgiving comes from the first year I was married. Graduate students learned quickly to live frugally in those days, but we had many great friends, and most of them were not going home for Thanksgiving, preferring to save funds for a longer trip at Christmas time. We were living in a one bedroom apartment with an "open plan" kitchen and living room, small bedroom and bath. We had one couch, four chairs and a table and a couple of bar stools. I had only been cooking since July of that year. Somehow we invited A LOT of people to join us for Thanksgiving dinner, and some of those people invited a few more each. But everyone brought something, my aunt and uncle sent a great ham from St. Louis, and turkey was not expensive. We had enough dishes and silverware for eight, so we ate in shifts. People sat all over the place, including along the edge of the bathtub. Somehow, there was enough food for everyone, and leftovers for the bachelors to take home. And we had a wonderful, wonderful time, starting a tradition that we still continue.
3.) If you could just up sticks & go some where new, where would it be and who would you choose as your travel companion & why? Oh, I would take Gus and Rich and go live in Coronado, CA. close to the beach. Or Bellingham, WA., or Minnesota, or Wisconsin, or Virginia, or just about anywhere, as long as we are together.
4.) What is your favourite game/sport to play & watch? I don't do sports, thank you.
5.) If you were to write a book, play, poem about your-self, what would you call it, and quote the opening line? Short Person in a Tall World "Short people don't get no respect!"
Thank you all for letting us vent. If you want to be interviewed, leave us a message. We will send Teka as soon as we can to interview you!
hehehe...gussie made me say that!

12 comments:

Joe said...

great answers guys, even tekas. My Mom is short too so she liked the book choice muzzer made!

Blue said...

Hi there.

What a GREAT effort by you ALL.
Well done!
Really enjoyed your answers.
It's an interesting tag.

Love, pats & pets
Blue
x

Mojo said...

Great questions from Blue because they throw up some illuminating answers. I especially love the description of Muzzer's Thanksgiving. Moments like that are so infrequent in life, but so special because of it. A perfect moment filled with friendship and joy.

xxx
Mojo

Maggie & Mitch said...

What fabulous interviews!
Teka, you are a pistol! Now we know what poor Gussie has to endure day after day. You have our sympathy, Gussie! You two are as different as night and day!
We love all of muzzers answers too!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jake of Florida said...

Teka, Gussie, Muzzer,

What fun to start our day with!!! Thanksgiving is soon upon us -- and we don't have a lot of space downstairs in our townhouse -- but one of our bathrooms upstairs is really large with a bathtub -- so perhaps our overflow guests could sit on the edge up there. And we could shuttle the food up and down. Hah!!! Turkey-carrying terriers? How long would that last???

Anyway, we loved your tales and will chuckle all day.

Woofs, pals,

Jake and Just Harry

Asta said...

Hi Gussie
I loved youw answews as oosual..I love Muzzews thanksgiving celebwation the best, but I hope if you go somewhewe you'll stop on youw way to see me in NY Ok???
I looove how you make me smile..it's a gweat gift!

tell Muzzew we would love fow hew to come shopping with us, and you can play all the pool you want with my Daddi
smoochie kisses
Asta

Agatha and Archie said...

You guys could come and viist us and we could do all kinds of fun stuff!!! We loved everyones answers!!! Love A+A

Patience-please said...

What a very fun interview! A delightful little peak into your worlds. What books do Teka's dad write? (Just curious!)
We're all short here, too.
Your Thanksgiving tradition sounds like a great time.

Patience and the whippet waggle

Jackson said...

Hey pals, great answers! Gus, you can come and visit me in England anytime! J x

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Ah so revealing....I see why you suffer so much Gussie and Muzzer.

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Lacie's short, Daddy and Mumsie are tall and I have veeeeerrry long legs. How does Muzzer counter surf? Lacie can't either. Sux oops stinks for her!

So you guys tripped Muzzer on a walkie. Our predecessor Sarge did that to our Mumsie. Several times. She was not amused. In fact, she musta looked quite stoooopid. Dogs are so humbling, she says.

So what kinda books does ur Dad write? Cool!!!

Loved ur post, Gus...
Scruffman

Stanley said...

Gussie!

Thanks for the enlightening answers, and a preview of things to come! When I was reading Teka's answers, I was having flashbacks to everytime Stella is out of her crate. She is constantly trying to chase me around, or de-beard me.

If you have any words of wisdom, please let me know.

By the way, I KNOW about her Big Brother Training Program. She thinks she's sly and in charge, but I find it helps to have her to stay in a cloud of false security!

Goober love,
Stanley