Sarah: I love that picture! You and Maddy are gorgeous.
Milo'sMommy: I sure hope not! My sister is 14! HAHAHA! I think I might've had a white russian before that though. The drink in the photo is a virgin cranberry blended drink.
However, I looked up a white russian (I don't drink, so I really don't know the names of anything LOL!) and I may have had one before that picture. It was a coffee-ish alcoholic drink. I thought it might have been some sort of Bailey's mixture, but it may very well have been Vodka+the other ingredients in a White Russian (cream and coffee liquor?).
It was the first drink I've ever had (I'm 19) besides a sip here and there to try it, and I only drank it because my parents were fine with it, and the hosts of the party (friends from church) made it for me. Guess you could call it "peer pressure" besides the fact that the guy who wanted me to drink it was like 50. LMAO! I have bad influences. Well, I really don't, my parents don't drink at all, but it seems like EVERYONE but my parents drink, and are always trying to get me to. Including people much younger than me.
I don't personally like alcohol, it makes my stomach hurt, and will most likely never drink much, so despite the efforts of many, I really don't drink.
Nickname/Preferred name: Dana, I also respond to DanaBob... or (yes) Brattina88
Occupation: preschool teacher
about your dog(s): Maddie is an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel, I've had her since she was a pup. She is my heart dog She's serious, silly, spoiled, loves to do tricks and is a total ham. Words cannot express how crazy I am about this dog.
I'm also really close to Missy, she's approx 7-8 years old, beautiful GSD pound rescue. To me and her, she's mine. But she's my Dad's dog -- we're really close though
Interests: Dogs, dogs, dogs! Rescue, training, hiking, expos, etc. And FERRETS! Shows, forums, just playing with and being around them.
Favorite music: I'm a country girl!
Favorite book: I love to read. I like Susan Conant's dog lover's mysteries because it combines two of my favorite genres But I love all types of books!
Favorite quote: "Train now, or forever hold your leash"
My favorite pic of me:
(Not my dog, but a dog who was and still is very near and dear to my heart, even though he's been "adopted" from the rescue I work and volunteer for).
My name is Cristy, I'm 28 years old, I work at a rescue shelter (FOHA), I am trying to find a job that will actually pay enough that I can move out, I like lots of different types of music, but I'm not too fond of techno or rap. I love dogs and hanging out with my friends.
I currently own a black lab mix named Daisy, I live with my parents' dog Benji who we think is a schnauzer/lhasa apso mix, two cats and my two guinea pigs.
Pffftt. Missy's your dog, you rescued her, you trained her and she is your dog, heart and soul. Your dad just commandeered her and hasn't figured out you can't command a dog's heart and ultimate loyalty.
Occupation: Freelance production artist, pet portrait artist and Passion Consultant. I wear many hats.
About your dog(s): Finnegan is a 2-year-old tri-coloured rough coated Border Collie. He's my co-pilot. I adore him.
Interests: My animals, illustration & graphic design, photography, knitting/crochet, reading, video games, sexual education, movies, gardening... tons more, but those are tops.
Favorite music: Folk & old prog rock is best, but I like EVERYTHING.
Favorite book: I couldn't name one, I adore reading and try to read 30-40 books a year. I keep lists. My favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction and weird fiction.
Favorite quote: It changes daily.
Nickname/Preferred name: Karen
Occupation: IT consultant, transitioning through a career change to becoming a secondary math teacher. Currently doing my student teaching semester.
Age: (nearly) 25
About your dog(s): Lucy is a 5 or 6 year old rescue mutt who is the love of my life and the bestest dog in the world. She is a pain in the butt, but I can't imagine my life without her.
Interests: Dog agility, traveling, animal rescue, volunteer tutoring, being married <3
Favorite music: I'm a radio channel-surfer extraordinaire. I have every pop/rock station in DC on my presets and change them constantly.
Favorite book: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.
Occupation: I'm the manager at a pet supply store that specializes in the raw diet.
Age: 22, and I'll be 23 next month
about your dog(s): Raja is the resident PITA. She's a husky mix, and she'll be 3 next month. Tempie, the 2 year old lab, is a cadaver dog and my heart dog. I never fully understood the term before she came along. Boone, the 3.5 month old Catahoula, is also in training as a cadaver dog.
Interests: SAR, training, reading, video games, movies
Favorite music: Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Marty Robbins, Chris LeDoux
Favorite book: Odd Thomas. The whole Odd Thomas series, really. The characters are fantastic. A humble fry cook who sees ghosts, a fantastically sarcastic nun, a ghost dog, etc.
Favorite quote: "The road to disaster is ordered by the righteous, planned by the well-meaning, and paved with their good intentions."
Technically, these were taken a couple days before 2011, but they will have to do:
about your dog(s): Scirrocco- 9 year old Greyhound who is a old senile old guy, Walker- 6 year old Anatolian Shepherd/Treeing Walker Coonhound who is my heart and is my amazing boy, Layla- 2 year old Beagle/ Plott Hound (?) Mix who drives me nuts.
Interests: reading, dogs, trucks, skating, my kids, horses, skating
Favorite music: country, classic rock, pretty much anything but Rap, Techno
Favorite book: many
Favorite quote: Advice, most needed, is least heeded- Fortune Cookie
Taken in Dec. Don't have any from this year
about your dog(s): Chloe is a 3 1/2 year old generic collie/Aussie mix. I love that dog to death, but she drives me up the wall at times. She's my "Issue". Literally. She has problems. lol
Rose is my 12 year old Lab mutt. She was "my" first dog in the sense that I picked her out from the litter and took care of her. She is the stubborn mule dog, but she is so sweet and soft and timid that you over look her stubbornness most of the time. Note I said most.
Interests: dogs, ferrets, writing, reading (fantasy/SiFi), playing the piano, RPG video games...LOL Also hiking.
Favorite music: I like a variety. For example: Within Temptation, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Owl City, All American Rejects, Pink, Evanescence...I even have a JPop CD. Various country artists and orchestraical/symphony/piano music I love as well.
Favorite book: Gosh. I don't know. I have to say I love the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher, and the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison.
Favorite quote: I have a few (mainly from the Sword of Truth series), but I recentally have drawn a lot of strength and courage from Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableâ€”if anything is excellent or praiseworthyâ€”think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in meâ€”put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Occupation: Enginerd. Currently unemployed for the first time since I was 14 and loving it. Too bad it is only lasting a week. (Last day at former job was two Fridays ago...start new job this Tuesday).
About Your Dog(s):
Kim's a nearly-4yo rescue, my first dog and my devilish heart of a dog. Herder-style Mystery Mix.
Webster's a 3.5yo Mystery Mix as well, but Terrier-style. My snuggley little man.
Mira's my 18 month old FCR (Flat-Coated Retriever or Flippin' Cool Retriever, your choice). She's pretty much just amazing.
Interests: Hiking, Dogsports/training, Aquaria/Aquascaping (though less, now), enginerdy topics, reading, gardening, microfarming, DIY of all sorts
Favorite Music: Depends on mood...Rock, Alternative, Indie Rock, Country, Classical, Punk, Ska, etc......
Favorite Book: Don't have just one. Current finishing up The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, working my way through Linda Mecklenburg's latest agility handling book, and waiting on George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons and Jean Auel's The Land of Painted Caves
This is to my knowledge the most recent pic of me...and it's probably 10 months old. I'm in a lot of training vids since then but that's not really the same thing lol.
That's Mira out ahead and a friend's Malinois next to me.
about your dog(s): Leo is a purebred labrador with ridiculous neurological problems. Nikki is a purebred GSD who's just cute as can be but didn't have an 'alpha' dog to put her in her place while 'growing up' (we didnt' have her for the first 7 months of her life and Leo didn't take that role when we did get her) so has some poor social skills at times with other dogs. But they were both free and both are awesome dogs, just special in their own ways.
Interests: motorcycles, critters, music, beer, ladies, guns, video games, food...I'm beginning to think I'm just a big stereotype...
Favorite music: Classic rock, but I like anything that's not country or rap.
Favorite book: Might as well ask what my favorite molecule of oxygen was. Been through way too many good ones to pick one that was better than the rest.