I’ve Been Tagged!

I’ve been tagged! I am a bit slow in responding, but I am rationalizing it because I am slow in real life and would definitely stay “it” in a game of tag for quite a while. I’ve actually been tagged twice, by The (mis)Adventures of Sageย and Gone for a Walk.

1. Describe Yourself In 7 Words
Pearl: high-strung, anxious, spoiled, lovable (in spite of the previous three words), curious, smart, silly
Me: haha probably the same as Pearl, she is definitely the dog version of me (except she is skinny)

2. What Keeps You Up At Night
Pearl: The fact that I have boundless energy
Me: Pearl

3. Who Would You Like To Be?
Pearl: The one who is the center of attention AT ALL TIMES
Me: Someone successful enough that I can wear jeans to work and no one will question it

4. What Are You Wearing Right Now?
Pearl: My spindrift fleece-lined cozy dog collar
Me: Unfortunately, I had to dress up for school today because of a job fair, so I am not wearing my usual jeans and a sweatshirt for once

5. What Scares You?
Pearl: Other people and dogs getting too close when I’m on a walk, the sound of car doors slamming near my house, the vet’s office, the sight of the bitter apple spray bottle, things blowing in the wind, water getting anywhere near me unless I am drinking it, and the many other strange and suspicious things I encounter every day that are just NOT RIGHT
Me: heights, getting lost (which I do often), not getting a job after I finish school, not being able to button my jeans

6. The Best and Worst of Blogging
Pearl: The best is all the good info that is out there about the best ways to feed me, train me, and generally take care of a high-maintenance dog like me. The worst is when I want a lap to rest my head on and a laptop is in the way.
Me: The best is the wonderfully supportive and knowledgeable community that has helped my totally unprepared self through the ups and downs of dog ownership. The worst is that because I am so busy I don’t “participate” as much as I want to- for example I do a lot of my blog reading through my google reader on my phone so I tend to not comment very much because doing it on the phone is a pain.

7. The Last Website I Visited
Does gmail count as a website? I am an obsessive email checker, it’s really gotten out of hand.

8. What Is The One Thing I Would Change About Myself?
Pearl: I think it would be nice to be a little bit more relaxed and less jumpy. It is awfully stressful to be constantly on high alert, but I don’t seem to know how to calm down sometimes.
Me: Be more decisive! I am super bad at making choices… I was actually debating what one thing I would change about myself for way too long.

9. Slankets Yes or No?
Pearl: I will sleep on anything that is soft and blanket-like.
Me: I really enjoy being curled up under a blanket. I am ok with slankets but I probably would not use the arms as intended. Also, slanket as a name sounds way less nice than snuggie.

10. Tell Us Something About The Dog That Tagged You.
Sage seems like one of the most happy, fun-loving dogs around and her puppy pictures are literally so cute they make me squeal. Actually, one of my favorite things about her blog are the pictures, she is always having fun adventures that often involve getting dirty!
Gwynn, like Pearl, also has a first time dog owner and seems like he is doing a great job of “showing her the ropes” of dog ownership. He loves snow and food. He just seems like an all around good boy who will melt your heart with his shaggy good looks.

And now to tag 8 others…
This is hard because I feel like so many of the blogs I read have already been tagged. Sorry if I accidentally pick someone who has already been tagged. Here are some who *I think* have not been tagged yet…

Bringing Up Bella
Maisie and Me
Winnie’s Dog Blog
Graceful Greyhounds
That Touch of Pit
Dog is God in Reverse
Snoopy’s Dog Blog
A Franklin A Day

Phew! That was the hardest part! Now we’re tired

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About Pearl the Puppy

Pearl is just over 40 lbs of energy mixed with a pinch of crazy. We adopted her in March 2011 from a St. Louis rescue organization called Impact for Animals (now Pet Rescue Network). We are unsure about her age, but we are guessing she was born in Fall 2010. Her background is anybody's guess, but we are pretty sure that she has at least some sighthound in her. She's a whole lot of trouble but a whole lot of fun.

9 thoughts on “I’ve Been Tagged!

  1. Pearl is so funny as she sleeps! I love how she burrows like that. It’s impossible not to forgive them for every single one of their sins when they are just so adorable.

    I can confirm your opinion on slankets. I have a snuggie and I find the arms quite useless. When I use them the blanket just falls off my shoulders and gets in the way. While soft, it does not fit the original purpose. A full-body blanket would be better. ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. Everyone should get to wear jeans and sweatshirts ALL the time – who decided we needed to “dress up” to go to work?? It was fun reading all of your answers and getting to know you better!!

  3. Hi Guys

    Great to read your tag answers and you’re so sweet to think of me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pearl I’m not surprised you had to go and take a nap after that, especially if you’re up all night cos of all your energy!! Me – I can sleep anytime!! Tee Hee

    Have a fun day buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Love your answers – especially your ‘what would you like to be’! High-up enough at work that jeans are appropriate ๐Ÿ™‚
    I kind of have a picture in my mind of Pearl snuggling right into one of the sleeves on a slanket (or snuggie, really). Gwynn is not a blanket kind of a dog, but Pearl really seems to enjoy snuggling right under things, which is adorable.

  5. oh man, you are not going to be happy to hear that i wear jeans to work every day. such is life as a copy editor! also, i am right there with you about the google reader and the gmail thing. i keep my gmail open all day long. all day! and i often read blogs on the train via the reader on my phone. when there’s a post i want to comment on, i email it to myself, but even then it still takes me a week to get around to it. :-/

  6. Aw, thanks for the tag, Karen! It was fun reading these tidbits about you and Pearl. Pearl sounds a lot like Bella.

    Oh, and you know, you don’t necessarily have to be successful to wear jeans to work, you just have to be in the right line of work. In IT, they’re just happy if you’re not wearing shorts and flip-flops so they don’t whine about jeans too much. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I, like Lauren of Life with Desmond, get to gloat a bit about wearing jeans everyday to work, but if it’s consolation, I do miss wearing my “pretty” clothes sometimes. I love the comparison your view vs. Pearl’s view; I feel like the differences between the two and the similarities are so much like me and Arie.

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