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!


  1. Roasting hot dogs on a camp fire...yummy and fun times.
    I don't like the new blogger,but I don't know how to go back to the classic blog...ugh!

  2. I agree on the new blogger format. The editing page is not user friendly at all. What fun you will have when you complete your camp, but the process even sounds like fun.

  3. I love that little cottage and can't wait to hear more about it. I'm sticking to the new Blogger format as much as I can but have had to switch back over more than a few times to fix something I just couldn't get right. Have a great Wednesday :)

  4. Oh, that weenie roast looks like such fun! Especially being with family at your family cottage had to be fun. It's still too hot here even in the evenings to do much outside, but hopefully in another few weeks that will get better. Your pictures inspired me to want to get a firepit before this fall. We don't have any pets at this time, but do have two sweet grandpuppies, Sugar and Spice. We see them frequently and they are fun little Pekingese. I would have loved to have had some more real grandbabies, but that doesn't appear to be possible at this stage in life, so we will be thankful for our cute pups. God knows best, especially in these difficult times. I do not like the way the new blogger does "labeling". That is a pain. And they recently changed something about the editing/draft mode, but I figured out how to get back to something I could manage on that. It scared me for a minute or two. Facebook is doing the same thing to us and I just wish they'd leave well enough alone! Have a wonderful day, enjoy your family and that wonderful little cottage!

  5. Your little cottage looks like a fun project. Hope all goes well. It's been ages since we had a hot dog roast over a fire! Company is tiring but good. Hope the rest of your week goes well.

  6. That's a great pic of Mr. T with his childhood dog. Does he remember his/her name? I don't usually lose track of the dogs' names, but the cats can get mixed up.

    Looks like a wonderful evening at the camp. The grands must love it!


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