Getting to know you 2016 edition

Kootenay

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I don't think we had a 2015 one of these! But I still think we should try for a forum revival here guys ;) and there are lots of new members I think! So...

Nickname/Preferred name:
Occupation:
Age:
About your dog(s):
Interests:
Favorite music:
Favorite book:
Favorite quote:
Random fact:

And of course pictures!
 

GoingNowhere

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Nickname/Preferred name: We'll just go with "GoingNowhere" on here, not that anyone calls me that in real life!

Occupation: graduate assistant academic advisor and graduate student in higher education administration

Age: 24

About your dog(s): Boo is a family dog and lives with my parents, but because we got her when I was still living at home, I consider her mine. I'm too busy and broke right now to have a dog of my own, but Boo serves as a great stand in. She's an 11 year old chow mix with a quirky, but calm personality and a love of her people.

Interests: dogs, hiking, photography, artsy crafty little projects, volunteering, education, horseback riding, playing around with cooking, spending time with my family, boyfriend, and friends.

Favorite music: country music mostly. I'm currently really liking "Break up in a Small Town"

Favorite book: I don't know. I enjoy a good novel, but also enjoy reading books about social psychology and non-fiction books about animal cognition that are written for a popular audience.

Favorite quote: "It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It's what you leave behind you when you go." I also like the poem:

"I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When sorrow walked with me."

Random fact: I have a little blog called the "The Hiking Hokie" so I can keep track of which hikes I've done.

And of course pictures!

Then and now with the horse I used to lease.






 

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I don't think we had a 2015 one of these! But I still think we should try for a forum revival here guys and there are lots of new members I think! So...

Nickname/Preferred name: Alex, but people on here call me MM or Milos
Occupation: SAHM, but I also take on random training clients, used to train professionally, and have worked in/will likely go back to work in the nonprofit field (development director)
Age: 26
About your dog(s): Milo is a 10 year old JRT (mix?) pet store/puppy mill dog my parents bought me for my 16th birthday. He has serious fear/aggression issues and stayed with my parents when I left for college, undoing most of his training. I live back with them now but am not Milo's primary caregiver as he would eat my children. My parents also have a 10 year old wheaten.
Interests: kids, dogs, social justice, literature, art & crafts, politics, yoga, meditation, writing. I'm basically a hippie that never got over being an extremely nerdy college student.
Favorite music: odd combo of folk music and hip hop. I listen to sea chanties, Mongolian throat singing, and fetty Wap. I'll listen to most 2000-2010 top 40s stuff. Joanna Newsom, Rob Thomas, Modest Mouse, Brand New, Silversun Pickups, Paul Simon, Carol King, Bob Dylan, Kanye West, The Weeknd, etc.
Favorite book: The Poisonwood Bible or Crime and Punishment.
Favorite quote: Watch your thoughts, they become your words, watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits, watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Random fact: I fell in quicksand once.

ill post pics when I get to a computer...
 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Julee
Occupation: dog trainer + delivery driver
Age: 20
About your dog(s): Embyr - 7.5 year old lab mix, service dog
Bloo - 5 year old APBT
Zelda - 7 year old heeler mix

At my dad's:
Copper - 6.5 year old American Foxhound
Shadow 13.5 year old lab

Roommate's dog: Zeuse - 7 year old Dogue de Bordeaux


Interests: dog training and nutrition, mostly. I also really dig homesteading, exotics (particularly freshwater fish and reptiles), and hiking.
Favorite music: country
Favorite book: don't have one currently
Favorite quote: "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and to be loved in return"
Random fact: I moved into my first rental house in December! Loving it. 2015 was the best year of my life so far, very excited for 2016.

No pictures because I'm on my phone.
 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Michi/Jade

Occupation: Student/Teaching Assistant

Age:25

About your dog(s): Nia! She's 7 years old now, and still as happy and active as ever. For those that don't know her she's a sable papillon and a ball addict!

Interests: classical music, comic books, cartoons, playing piano, cooking, musicals, traveling

Favorite music: I don't know, probably Disney or musicals? I love phantom of the opera, les mis music but also love many old disney movies for their music.

Favorite book: I don't think I have one but I suppose Garfield or Calvin and Hobbes won't count as a proper book?

Favorite quote: none

Random fact:

- I used to live in London, England as a child but lost my British accent when I moved to Canada for elementary school.
- I love sushi and can eat it for any meal
- I'm trying to finish my diploma in piano performance on the side of my master's degree and work
 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Mere
Occupation: Animal Care Technician = I work at an animal shelter
Age: 31
About your dog(s): Kiba (11.5yrs), Stryder (10yrs) and Nimbus (5yrs) are all Miniature Schnauzers, Lincoln (7yrs) the Miniature Poodle, Charlie (6yrs) the Colliwog, and Ollie (10mnths) the Brusshitzu.

Interests: Cats - Orecchio (6yrs) and Pigwidgeon (3mnths), numerous guinea pigs, Biscuit the dwarf bunny and a horde of feathered barnyard birds outside.

I am researching getting some goats this Spring, homesteading, and raising animals for meat (chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, etc.)
 
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Nickname/Preferred name: I'm Yasmine, most people here just call me by my user though
Occupation: Student
Age: 16
About your dog(s):

Crystal -- she's a 6 year old (assumed) German Shepherd x Sheltie mix, and she's the family dog. She's literally the perfect dog for a family; she chills all day, is pretty tolerant to child shenanigans, and is very obedient. She's super intelligent and good at learning stuff that you don't directly teach her; we joke that she is a human stuck in a dog's body. I love her :)
Hero -- he's a 4 month old German Shepherd x Husky mix, and he's my baby :D He's the crazy of the family lol, running wild and gnawing on everything. Hyperactive might as well be his middle name. He's the typical puppy haha.

Interests: Drawing, science, learning about social issues, learning in general, reading, running, netflix binging, animals
Favorite music: idk, probably a combination of what's on the radio and alternative music. I love The Weeknd, The 1975, and The Arctic Monkeys. I don't listen to music that often, though.
Favorite book: Probably To Kill a Mockingbird? Can't really decide though.
Favorite quote: And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.
Random fact: My family is from Morocco and I used to be scared of dogs when I was little.

I'll post pics whenever I can :)
 
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Nickname/Preferred name: Amira

Occupation: Student

Age: 16

About your dog(s):

Fable is about 4.5 and an ACDxCorgi or something. I've had her since April 2014 and she is my heart.

Cypress is almost 10 months old and another ACD mix (although she's itty bitty at about 23 pounds). I adopted her January 2, 2016. She's a lot of fun and has a lot of energy, but she's exactly the kind of dog I've always wanted.

Interests: Hiking and backpacking are the main ones. Really anything in the outdoors- kayaking, biking, climbing, SUP'ing, white water rafting. I love dogs and am interested in dog training. I volunteer and foster for a local dog rescue. I also like cooking, playing the ukulele, and watching crime dramas (Criminal Minds, Law and Order, etc).

Favorite music: Twenty-One Pilots, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Death Cab for Cutie, Of Monsters and Men, Modest Mouse, Alt-J, Foo Fighters, and First Aid Kit are some of my favorites.

Favorite book: I really like Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

Favorite quote:

"You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination." -Roman Payne

Random fact:
I have the same birthday as my brother, but he's 3 years older than me

IMG_0594 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr
 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Megan
Occupation: certified vet tech in a physical rehab facility
Age: 28
About your dog(s): Gabby is a 10 year old ESS. Bailey is a 16 year old ESS.
Interests: dogs, work, the outdoors
Favorite music: country
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite quote:
Random fact: I'm a country girl transplanted for work and my boyfriend.
 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Megan
Occupation: Certified Veterinary Technician
Age: 31
About your dog(s): Draco is an almost 4 yo standard poodle. Luke is a soon to be spring puppy standard poodle
Interests: Dogs, my work, family, dog activities, hiking
Favorite music: alternative, rock, oldies, no rap or country
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite quote:
Random fact: I used to teach as a veterinary technician instructor until I moved states to be with my fiance (now husband).




 
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Nickname/Preferred name: Terri
Occupation: The Boss
Age: not yet 30!
About your dog(s): Hudson is a 3 year old english shepherd
Interests: sleeping, taking pictures, making soap, drinking wine
Favorite music: Currently - folk, I guess.
Favorite book: umm, I'm not sure I have one. I've read The Gunslinger by Stephen King a lot
Favorite quote:
Random fact:

And of course pictures!


You're suppose to be herding sheep, not staring at me




 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Ashley
Occupation: Funeral Director
Age: 27

About your dog(s): Crossbone is a 4 year old ACD/Terrier --sensitive, silly, spazzy & smart; Smallpox, or just Pox, is a year old Rat Terrier---obnoxious, observant, outgoing and overwhelming.

Interests: dogs, dog stuff (agility, tricks, training, etc), husband, travel, work, beer

 

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Nickname/Preferred name: xp

Occupation: Medical

Age: 25<X<30

About your dog(s): 7 1/2 year old Corgi named Muffin.

Interests: Dogs obviously, also love hiking and traveling.

Favorite music: country & folk

Favorite book: idk about on particular favorite, but my fav genre is sci-fi and/fantasy

Favorite quote:

Random fact: Sometimes I feel like a professional pez dispenser.
 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Ally
Occupation: Veterinary technician
Age: 24
About your dog(s): Juno is my 6 (almost 7!!) year old boxer. She is the sweetest saint of a dog and has taught me lots and lots.

Sawyer is an 8 month old ACD. He's sweet, happy, fun, energetic, smart, and just the right amount of sass. He's perfect.

Jenga is a 4 month old ACD. She's my "wtf am I doing" puppy. :D

Interests: Dogs. Reading, hiking, and playing with dogs.
Favorite music: Little bit of everything really...
Favorite book: Um I have a few haha. Harry Potter (whole series!), The Hunger Games (again, whole series) and To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite quote: “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.â€
Random fact: Uhhh.... I really like potatoes.

Me and my posse + Cajun last weekend
IMG_8048 by cinSun9, on Flickr
 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Laura

Occupation: Project Coodinator für an organic grocery chain (I went to school for architectur)

Age: 24.. almost 25

About your dog(s): Zora, 2 year old, beauceron, who regularly puts me at my whits end. ;)

Interests: Dogs... obviously, Outdoors, hiking, TRAVELING. I'd really like to get into homesteading.. and I'd like to get some chickens. ;)

Favorite music: Depends on my mood.. a little bit of everything. :)

Favorite book: The Kite Runner

Favorite quote: I don't really have one.

Random fact: I grew up in Rhode Island and moved back to Germany when I was 14. It's feels like that was a whole different life now though.


Pictures:

darn, they were way too big :(
 

Moth

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Nickname/Preferred name: Moth/Misha
Occupation: Lab Technician
Age: 43 (most of you guys make me feel like an old lady :D)
About your dog(s):

Watson is a 5 year old basenji. He is my clever boy... so smart, but he loves to use his powers mostly for evil. He is also a champion snuggler and **** cute (which gets him out of a lot of trouble).

Menchi is a 4 year old Shar Pei. One of the most fantastic dogs I have ever had the pleasure to have in my life. Her sweet and joyous nature has convinced even people that normally do not like her breed that she is most awesome!

Interests: Gaming, books, cooking, dogs, biology, gardening, movies, graphic novels, art
Favorite music: Not really one particular genre... I go more on a by song basis and my mood.
Favorite book:There is more than one... Some of my favorites are Dune (Frank Herbert), Bag of Bones (Stephen King), The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco), any of the Song of Ice and Fire Series (George RR Martin)...
Favorite quote:
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
~Douglas Adams~
Random Fact: I make awesome Chicken Parmesan...

No pics since I am posting from work...
 

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Nickname/Preferred name: Just call me Paige!
Occupation: Student, currently finishing up my Biology degree and hoping to get into nursing school next year.
Age: 23.
About your dog(s): Finn is 2 (will be three next month :yikes:) year old something-or-other mix. He is my baby, and is a big loveable dork.
Interests: Dog sports! We are currently training in nosework and hope to debut in our first trial soon. I plan on getting into agility and disc with my future koolie pup, as well. I also like video games, hiking, music (I play piano and clarinet,) zoology, photography, and fish and reptile keeping.
Favorite music: Arcade Fire is probably my favorite band, though Death Cab for Cutie is up there. I love instrumentals, especially video game and movie soundtracks. DISNEY.
Favorite book: His Dark Materials is my favorite series. Also love Harry Potter and Song of Ice and Fire,
Favorite quote: "Snake and Loopin were in da middle of da empty hall, doin it, and Dobby was watching!111"
Random fact: Bad fanfiction is basically my reason for existing, in case you couldn't tell.
 

meepitsmeagan

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Nickname/Preferred name: Meagan
DSC09161 copy 2 by Meagan Blanchard, on Flickr

Occupation: Customer service in the dog world (boarding and private dog park), farm hand, horse trainer in training
Age: 23
About your dog(s): 4 dogs. Mostly in my sig, but we've got Pig/Iggy the working bird 'trieving CBR
image by Meagan Blanchard, on Flickr

Harlow the couch potato Boxer
DSC_0315 by Meagan Blanchard, on Flickr

Rider the ACD/BC/??
DSC_0972 edit by Meagan Blanchard, on Flickr

and Tulsa, my heart and soul ACD.
DSC_1454 by Meagan Blanchard, on Flickr

DSC_1667 by Meagan Blanchard, on Flickr

Interests: Dogs (duh), horses/dressage, cattle/farming...
Favorite music: Old country, Metal, some alternative (I know I'm weird)
Favorite book: I like cowboy romance novels :eek:
Favorite quote: From a Tim McGraw song- "To just let my memory let go of your hand " Not sure why I've always liked that.
Random fact: I've got 5 tattoos. That usually surprises folks. Also, I'm under 5' in height.
 
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I love reading these!

Nickname/Preferred name: Jaidee or Jade
Occupation: Administration/receptionist, full time student
Age: 25
About your dog(s): Ryker: 2.5 yr old Redbone, Gypsy 6-7 yr old Redbone, Panzer 7 month old Beauceron.
Interests: Dogs, hiking, running, camping
Favorite music: Most everything. Alternative, rock, rap, hip hop, pop, etc
Favorite book: The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
Favorite quote: "We can't stop here, this is bat country!" or "Man, you are one pathetic loser. No offense"
Random fact: I have 4 brothers. I'm also very small.

 

milos_mommy

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YOU ALL ARE SO YOUNG OMG I HAD NO IDEA.

I was one of the youngest on Chaz for like 10 years so now my mind is blown.
 
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