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Kristen1980

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Nickname/Preferred name: Kristen or Kris
Occupation: Paralegal
Age: 30

About your dog(s):
Two Chi's
Interests: Art, Theater, Books

Favorite music: Anything from the 90's


Favorite book: Cold Mountain

Favorite quote: "Because I am your mother and I say so" Its a phrase that will never completely die LOL!!

Random fact: I have an extra toe...had you going there for a sec ;) No, I don't have an extra toe lol but I classically trained in Ballet and on the Piano.


 

Dakotah

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Nickname/Preferred name: Kristen or Kris
Occupation: Paralegal
Age: 30

About your dog(s):
Two Chi's
Interests: Art, Theater, Books

Favorite music: Anything from the 90's


Favorite book: Cold Mountain

Favorite quote: "Because I am your mother and I say so" Its a phrase that will never completely die LOL!!

Random fact: I have an extra toe...had you going there for a sec ;) No, I don't have an extra toe lol but I classically trained in Ballet and on the Piano.


You are GORGEOUS!

And I gagged at the extra toe thing LOL No offense to the extra toe people, but feet gross me out.
And I love ballet, I am constantly watching ballet vids on youtube. I did hip hop dancing when I was young, I loved it and still do.
 

Gempress

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I'm finally caving and posting a rare picture. Don't get used to it!

name/Preferred name: Gempress or Gemp :D

Occupation: journalism

Age: 31

About your dog(s): Zeus - blackmouth cur, Voodoo - catahoula leopard dog

Interests: Reading, gardening and cooking.

Favorite music: Hard rock and metal.

Favorite book: "Imperial Woman" by Pearl Buck.

Favorite quote: Hrmmm. Don't really have one.

Random fact: I'm scared to death of opening biscuit cans.

Here's me and my husband. Yes, he is tall and I am vertically challenged. *sigh*
 
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Kristen1980

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You are GORGEOUS!

And I gagged at the extra toe thing LOL No offense to the extra toe people, but feet gross me out.
And I love ballet, I am constantly watching ballet vids on youtube. I did hip hop dancing when I was young, I loved it and still do.
Thank you :)

Your never to old to dance!
 

Brattina88

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Nickname/Preferred name: Dana
Occupation: preschool teacher
Age: will be 24 this year
About your dog(s): Maddie (cocker) is going to be 10 this year, I've had her since she was 8 weeks old. She is absolutely my heart dog, no doubt about it. And then there's Bailey, a quirkly little Sheltie.. she's been good for both of us!!
Interests: Dogs (obviously) and early childhood education, I love nature and I love the beach, and going to the movies. Music.
Favorite music: Country and Christian music. The beatles... A little bit of everything, though! :p lol!
Favorite book: A Dog's Purpose
Favorite quote: Right now probably "I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me" but its always been "Train now or forever hold your leash" lol
Random fact: I can crack just about every bone in my body. And I type LOL too much! ;)


Me and one of my good friends... geez I HATE getting my picture taken!


my girls <3
 

Dakotah

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Nickname/Preferred name: Dana
Occupation: preschool teacher
Age: will be 24 this year
About your dog(s): Maddie (cocker) is going to be 10 this year, I've had her since she was 8 weeks old. She is absolutely my heart dog, no doubt about it. And then there's Bailey, a quirkly little Sheltie.. she's been good for both of us!!
Interests: Dogs (obviously) and early childhood education, I love nature and I love the beach, and going to the movies. Music.
Favorite music: Country and Christian music. The beatles... A little bit of everything, though! :p lol!
Favorite book: A Dog's Purpose
Favorite quote: Right now probably "I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me" but its always been "Train now or forever hold your leash" lol
Random fact: I can crack just about every bone in my body. And I type LOL too much! ;)


Me and one of my good friends... geez I HATE getting my picture taken!


my girls <3
You can crack every bone in your body? Ouch! lol

And Maddie is one of the best looking Cockers I have ever seen <3 She is so pretty.
 

Snark

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Nickname/Preferred name: Joanne, Jodi

Occupation: Graphic artist

Age: Getting darned close to 8 in dog years

About your dog(s): Murphy - 8 yr old GSD/Husky/? mix; my very mellow boy, he likes to think about things (ie, the strange, inexplicable behavior of humans... Wait, I can chase raccoons but not the barn cats??)
Michaleen (Mick) - Murphy's littermate but he looks more setter/collie-ish. More volatile than Murphy, quicker to take offense at other dogs (Riley) but a real sweetie with people he knows.
Riley - 2-1/2 yr. old stripey boy - maybe boxer/whippet/something?? mix. Not happy unless he gets to run, run, run. Still not a morning dog, takes him a good five minutes to drag himself (literally) out of bed.

Interests: Dogs, horses, fencing, scootering, reading, some photography, collecting books, dog figurines (any medium except plastic/resin), & Vaseline glass.

Favorite music: I'll listen to just about anything from classical to big band to the hip hop stuff my niece dances to...

Favorite book: I have favorite authors/series, but if I had to narrow it down - To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite quote: No particular favorite

Random fact: I have small feet (size 5 C)

Murphy


Mick


Riley and me


Sis, Riley & me (with the scooter)
 
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Nickname/Preferred name: Sarah or I've been known as "Icey" when I was a forum junky :D

Occupation: Currently, stay at home army wifey.

Age: 23

About your dog(s): Lugar - 5 1/2 yr old Boxer/pit?X.... Best dog ever, he's very friendly (yet very protective when he knows to be), doesn't misbehave (ok maybe a little sometimes... :rofl1: ) such a smarty pants. He's fantastic! Love him to pieces!

Interests: Dogs, cats, drawing, listening to the hubby play guitar, the beach, fishing, 4wheeling, dancing! Some others but I can't really think of them right now. LOL

Favorite music: Anything really. Rock, Metal, Rap/HipHop, Country... been on a country kick lately though!

Favorite book: I don't like reading. It makes me sleepy.. lol Does COSMO magazine count??

Favorite quote: Things happen for a reason.

Random fact: I am absolutely petrified of cockroaches :yikes: I can't watch them on TV or even see them in a picture or else I start to feel anxiety build LOL I can't even bring myself to kill them. Or else this will be me --> :cry:
One other fact - I might look really "girly/prissy" but I'm really not. I'm not into shopping, latest designer clothes/fashions. I am ME.. I'm not afraid to get dirty, or to get sweaty. I grew up with 3 older brothers, I was the only girl... I think that had quite a bit to do with it. LOL


Me


one of our wedding photo's :)


At Cheesecake Factory for my "bridal shower/dinner" . Something like that. LOL
 
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Backward_Cinderella

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Nickname/Preferred name: Annie :)
Occupation: Mother / Army wife / Student
Age: 22
About your dog(s): Doom is a 6 year old Flat Coated Retriever mix, Bobsie is a (roughly) 12 year old Tibetan Spaniel mix, Piglet is a 4 year old Bull Dog mix.
Interests: Reading, writing, school work, chasing Winnie around, and coffee.
Favorite music: Rap and Christian music are about the only things I won't listen to - they make me REALLY uncomfortable. I especially love Indie Rock and Celtic music. :)
Favorite book: That's insanely difficult to answer. Pretty much anything by J.K. Rowling, but honestly, I'll read anything.
Favorite quote: "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin - Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin
Random fact: I'm on a cheerio trip. LOL

Me:


Winnie:


Best I could do trying to get all three dogs in one place:
 
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Nickname/Preferred name: Michelle
Occupation: uncertified Vet Tech at Emergency Clinic/ Writer/ Stay at Home (mostly) mom
Age: 37
About your dog(s): Crazy Belgian Malinois, with two whippets thrown in for more chaos.
Interests: Reading, writing, training dogs, training horses, Lipizzans
Favorite music: I like loud rock on up to metal. And some classical thrown in.
Favorite book: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
Favorite quote: "Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not."- Oscar Wilde
Random fact: Most of the dogs I raise for sport end up working as K9s for the police.



Here I am with Aedan (Beverly Hills PD lol)

And below with Valor, my Lipizzan.

 
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Backward_Cinderella

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Nickname/Preferred name: Michelle
Occupation: uncertified Vet Tech at Emergency Clinic/ Writer/ Stay at Home (mostly) mom
Age: 37
About your dog(s): Crazy Belgian Malinois, with two whippets thrown in for more chaos.
Interests: Reading, writing, training dogs, training horses, Lipizzans
Favorite music: I like loud rock on up to metal. And some classical thrown in.
Favorite book: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
Favorite quote: "Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not."- Oscar Wilde
Random fact: Most of the dogs I raise for sport end up working as K9s for the police.



Here I am with Aedan (Beverly Hills PD lol)

And below with Valor, my Lipizzan.

I don't know what it is about you, but I have a feeling if I walked into an emergency clinic with one of our dogs and you were on shift, I'd be really comfortable. I don't often get those vibes but for some reason I do with you! How odd is that?

Maybe I'm just over tired. LOL
 
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Aww thanks! I try hard, unless you're the idiot who's dog has been in labor for 72 hours and you're bringing her in now because she's stinking up your house with the decaying tissue smell.

I LIKE that job. It is exciting, and fun, and rewarding. As well as being horribly depressing. Kinda like life, huh? Then again, I am only working ONE day a week now. Of course, it is our busiest day, but I have the rest of the week to decompress and heal.
 
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Backward_Cinderella

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Aww thanks! I try hard, unless you're the idiot who's dog has been in labor for 72 hours and you're bringing her in now because she's stinking up your house with the decaying tissue smell.

I LIKE that job. It is exciting, and fun, and rewarding. As well as being horribly depressing. Kinda like life, huh? Then again, I am only working ONE day a week now. Of course, it is our busiest day, but I have the rest of the week to decompress and heal.
Ohhhh boy... I'm in for a treat when I graduate school, aren't I?
I'm looking forward to it, though.

*sorry for the thread jack!!!*
 

AllieMackie

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Occupation: Pet nutrition nerd/manager at Global Pet Foods. Not something I want to do permanently, but I'm loving it for now. I also run AlliePets, a pet portrait/branding/design/illustration gig on the side.
Age: Just turned 28
About your dog(s): Finnegan's a three-year-old tricolour Border Collie. Got him when he was a wee pup, he drives me nuts and I love him to pieces. He's my co-pilot, I don't know what I'd do without him.
Interests: Pets & animals in general (derp), art, knitting, crocheting, running, gaming (tabletop, card, video and board alike), cooking, Lego, perfume oils, haircare...
Favorite music: Runs the gamut of genres. Electronic, folk and indie rock are my top three. I like a little bit of everything.
Favorite book: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Favorite quote: "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
Random fact: I was born to a mother deemed infertile (my older brother is adopted for this reason). At 44 years old, suddenly, BABY. Poor mum. My dad was over the moon, as he always wanted a girl.

Here's a recent pic: Me at work with my little ferret girl, Porom.
 

Red.Apricot

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Nickname/Preferred name: Apricot works.
Occupation: Student until 6PM tomorrow (my last final!.. until I break ground on another degree)--working on my BS in BioSci, focus evolution and ecology. I also work part time in an evolution lab, although that might be ending at the end of the month. I'm trying to get a Biological Science Technician job. We'll see.
Age: 22
About your dog(s): I just have Elsie--17 month old best friend and destroyer of stuff.
Interests: Dogs (duh--specifically, clicker training and getting into dog sports), evolution (more duh ;] ), fish, reading (science stuff and sci-fi mostly; because of the stress I've started reading Dirk Pitt novels by Clive Cussler--they're not great, but they are fun), zombies, horror films, photography, art/drawing, RPGs (the only one I'm currently in is a text-based GURPs deal online--zombies and guns!), I watch a bit of TV, and I'm trying to learn to garden.
Favorite music: Older country/outlaw music. My current favorite album is Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger, and my favorite song is Maggie May by Rod Stewart. I'm also really into Max Raabe right now (Cream in my Coffee <3).
Favorite book: Toss up between The Hobbit and Lolita.
Favorite quote: "Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Wait, wait--I worry that what you just heard was, "Give me a lot of bacon and eggs." What I said was, give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Do you understand?" -- Ron Swanson.
From here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrIeP798hiQ
Random fact: All of the fish in my home aquarium are cast-offs from work that were no longer needed 'extras' and are all native to Trinidad.





 

Dizzy

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Nickname/Preferred name: Dizzy

Occupation: Children and Families Social Worker

Age: 30 :(

About your dog(s): Bodhi - 6 year old heinz 57. Amazing.

Interests: Outdoors, dogs, photographing things, food :D

Favorite music: All sorts. Psytrance, folk, pop, metal, electro, a million other genres.

Favorite book: The time travellers wife.

Favorite quote: (taken directly from my faceache) You don't stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.

I'm old enough to know better, but young enough not to care.

"I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

Come, faeries, take me out of this dull house! Let me have all the freedom I have lost; Work when I will and idle when I will! Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.

Random fact: Errrr... I really want a log burner putting in the house.

Me



My naughty monkey dog.

 
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Yes, I totally fail as a self-photographer, lol. It's hard to hold the camera AND that big honking bounce flash steady with one hand!





I have no idea why I took these, other than I made the mistake of stopping at the truck stop and getting coffee after being stuck in a traffic pileup from a wreck in the rainstorm on the way back from the Writers' Guild meeting in Knoxville.
 
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