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Friday, August 26, 2011

Luke interviews Rosie Faulkner


Rosie Faulkner
Hi! Meet Rosie. Doesn't she sound like fun? I think she knows all the tricks - maybe she'll give lessons. Her answers are in orange.

1.     Hi, Rosie. Would you please describe yourself?

 I’m my Mama’s baby girl, more commonly known as the curly girlie or the Little Red Poodle Dog. Everyone smiles at me and wants to pet me, and I like the attention, but my job is to watch out for my Mama. I understand English, but my Mama & Daddy aren’t as good in Poodle so I have to SHOW them what they are supposed to do. Do all cute doggies have such dumb Mamas and Daddies?

2.     What is your favorite activity?

 I like to dance and sing. My favorite song is from RENT. I wanna go aooouuuuuut tonight! I do a good job with the aoooouuuuuutpart.

3.     What is your favorite inside smell?

 Daddy’s breath after dinner.

4.     What is your favorite outdoor smell?

 Daddy’s breath before breakfast.

5.     Do you have to do any silly tricks to please your humans?  If so, what are they?

 Well, I don’t do silly tricks, but THEY do.You should see them dance & sing to get my attention.

6.     What kind of treats do you like?

 Coooookies!

7.     Do your humans share their food with you?

 Do they have a choice?

8.     What are your favorite toys?

 Plastic waterbottles.

9.     What is your pet peeve? (Now where did that come from?)

 When I want my Greenie and Daddy doesn’t come give me one when I call him.

10.  Do you like other dogs?

 Well, only for a quick sniff. I’m really a little fur person, you know.

11.  Do you like cats?

 What cats?

12.  Do you listen when your humans tell you to do something?

 Sure. I listen and if it’s something fun, I jump to it.

13.  Do you have bad-hair days?

 Oh no, I’m always gorgeous…even the week before I go see DeeAnn the groomer when I go into my Wookie Look.

14.  Tell me about your family members.

 My Mama sings to me and I sing back. Every night, I sit between my Daddy and Mama and put my paws on his chest and look deep into his eyes – and then at the bag of treats until he FINALLY gets the point and gets me a Deer Chewie.

15.  Is there anything else you’d like to share?

 Got any cheese?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Remembering Air Show Performers

It’s been five months since the plane crash that eventually cost wing walker Amanda Franklin her life. This weekend saw the tragic deaths of three more air show performers – two in the US and one in the UK.

On Saturday, Bryan Jensen died when his biplane crashed at an air show in Kansas City. TV station KMBC (www.kmbc.com) has a video of the crash.
Todd Green, like Amanda, was a wing walker. He fell to his death Sunday when he was performing at an air show near Detroit - at the Selfridge Air Show at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Jon Egging, a UK Red Arrows pilot, died when his plane crashed during a performance at the Bournemouth Air Festival on Saturday.

In each tragedy, air show attendees witnessed the crash. At the March 12 air show in Brownsville, I was standing almost underneath the Franklin’s plane when the engine belched fire. Since that day, I, like thousands of others, prayed for Amanda and Kyle. Those who witnessed this weekend’s plane crashes will not soon forget them.
As spectators, we share in their adventures and are thrilled at their daring and skilled performances. When they die, we pray for them and their families. We offer our sincere condolences and will long remember Amanda, Bryan, Todd and Jon.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Luke's Interview with Buddy Lund


Hi, I'm Buddy Lund
Yippee! It's here again - another interview. Meet Buddy Lund. I interviewed his sister, Bella, last week. Buddy's cool too. He has long ears. Buddy's answers are in yellow. Here goes!

1.       Describe yourself.
 I am a middle aged, mildly overweight, going gray, very lovable and laid back 8-year-old Beagle.

2.       What is your favorite activity?
Sleeping

3.       What is your favorite inside smell?
Litter box

4.       What is your favorite outdoor smell?
 Everything

5.       Do you have to do any silly tricks to please your humans? If so, what are they?
 I sit pretty to get a treat

6.       What kind of treats do you like?
 Bones from the meat market

7.       Do your humans share their food with you?
 Yes

8.       What are your favorite toys?
 My doll Sally

9.       What is your pet peeve? (Now where did that come from?)
 Getting my ears cleaned

10.   Do you like other dogs?
 I tolerate them

11.   Do you like cats?
 Yes

12.   Do you listen when your humans tell you to do something?
 Most of the time

13.   Do you have bad-hair days?
No

14.   Tell me about your family members.
I love my mom and dad the most.  I have 2 sisters-Bella and she is a yorkie poo and Bailey is a cat and 1 brother, Oliver who is also a cat.

15.   Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I lick my dad's feet every night before I go to bed.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Luke's first Interview - with Bella Lund

Wow, it's finally here, my first official interview. Bella Lund lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and I'm thrilled to interview her. In fact, I think she'd make a great friend. I hope to meet her someday.


1. Describe yourself.

I am a very cute, spoiled and lovable yorkie-poo. I am 3 years old and I love to play.

2. What is your favorite activity?

Playing fetch with a stuffed tooth my mom bought for me.

3. What is your favorite inside smell?

Any food my dad is making.


4. What is your favorite outdoor smell?

Goose poop

5. Do you have to do any silly tricks to please your humans? If so, what are they?

Nope

6. What kind of treats do you like?

Bones from the Meat Market that my Grandma brings me when she visits

7. Do your humans share their food with you?

Sometimes my dad sneaks me some food.

8. What are your favorite toys?

My stuffed tooth, stuffed rabbit and stuffed dog.


9. What is your pet peeve? (Now where did that come from?)

When my brother buddy tries to eat my food

10. Do you like other dogs?

It depends how big they are


11. Do you like cats?

Yes

12. Do you listen when your humans tell you to do something?

If it’s my dad, yes....if it’s my mom, no....she is kind of a push over

13. Do you have bad-hair days?

Yes

14. Tell me about your family members.

I love them a lot and they spoil me. I have a brother, Buddy who is a Beagle and another brother Oliver who is a cat and a sister Bailey who is also a cat.

15. Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I love to take showers and baths with my mom...I love the water!!!



Like my sweater? It's a favorite!

My mom even bought me my own armoire for all of my clothes.

That's it, folks. Isn't Bella cool? I have a little issue with the showers and baths though. I hate baths. Another thing, I've never smelled goose poop. Can't wait to try it.

See you next Friday with another interview.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Reviews

I'm posting book reviews I've written on the following website: http://www.examiner.com/books-in-kansas-city/pat-mcgrath-avery. Not only do I love writing books, I also love reading and reviewing them.

Please follow me and let me know which books you like. I currently have several new books to read and review. If you're an author and would like for me to review your book, please let me know.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) Convention

This week, thousands of MVPA members will travel to Dayton, Ohio, for their annual convention. Many will enter their restored military vehicles in the annual competition. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes, ranging from WWI to the present, are restored to original and authentic condition. The judging applies to every part of the engine and vehicle, including the original numbers of each part.

If you're in or near Dayton this week (Aug 4-6), the convention is open to the public at the Nutter Convention Center. You'll be amazed at the mint condition of the restored vehicles.

For several years, I've had a booth to sell my books. l'm always thrilled at the friendliness of the folks who attend across the country and around the world.