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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Dog days of summer Hodgepodge
Yes, it's Wednesday again, and time
for the Wednesday Hodgepodge, in which Joyce asks the questions and
bloggers provide the answers. It's always a lot of fun (and sometimes
challenging). If you'd like to
join in, just head over to From This Side of the Pond and get the questions from Joyce, then answer them on your own blog. Here are this week's questions:
1. The Hodgepodge lands on National Dog Day this year (August 26th). Do
you own a dog? Did you have a dog when you were growing up, or maybe
some other kind of pet? Would you say you're more of a dog person or a
cat person? Neither is okay too : )
We don't own a dog, although we once did, and also had a granddog living with us for a time. I don't miss either one. Our family did have a dog as I was growing up. She was a German Shepherd/Husky cross with a dash of wolf. Queenie was technically my brother's dog but we all loved her. She had quite a personality. I've hunted for pictures of her, as I know I have one of us together somewhere.
I'm definitely not a cat person at all. I much prefer dogs, but not small yappy ones.
Since I can't locate a picture of Queenie, I will substitute one of my hubby with one of his boyhood canine pals.
2. Last time you felt 'dog tired'?
Probably after a weekend a month or so ago when we had guests for supper (Saturday night), lunch (Sunday) and breakfast Sunday and Monday. And went for a hike on Sunday too. It was a wonderful time, and we loved their company, but I tend to feel my age after a marathon like that one. That said, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
3. It's said you can't teach an old dog new tricks. When did you last prove this idiom true or prove it wrong?
I proved it true trying out the new Blogger. I much prefer the Legacy interface. I don't even like the way the page looks when one is trying to write a new post in the new version. I tried it for a week or two and decided to go back to the old for as long as I can. 4. A favorite book, television show, or movie featuring a dog. Why did you love it?
You know, I loved dog and horse stories as a kid, but reading them (as well as watching TV shows like Lassie or movies like Old Yeller) invariably moved me to tears. I can't even tell you why I loved such stories. I seldom read them anymore. That said, however, the book below, found at the homestead, is in my to-be-read pile. It's about a dog and two mules.
5. Last time you had reason to (literally or figuratively) exclaim 'hot diggity dog'?
We roasted hot dogs over a campfire at our cottage on Sunday night. So much fun!
6. Insert your own random thought here.
We had such a fun time at our little cottage/camp on Sunday evening. Although there is a ton of work still to do, and we still have no plumbing, water, or a kitchen stove, our daughter, son-in-law and family joined us for a hot dog roast and potluck meal. I'll try and write a post about it this week, for I want to share info about the food we had and how we made it all work.
And that's it for this week's Hodgepodge! Happy Wednesday, everyone!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.