I still feel so new to all this social media stuff. And yet I have been lucky enough to make some new writerly friends in the short time I have been blogging. Several of those friends have recently given me blog awards.
There are various rules that come with these awards. Things like, I have to tell you some number of random facts about myself, and I have to pass the awards on to some number of other bloggers. I don’t yet follow that many blogs (other than the 4 above, of course), but there are a couple of people who have made this journey sweet for me, too.
Both have welcomed me on this journey with open arms.
For the random facts portion of the blog, I want to tell you about my dog, Miss Fee. She is part bull terrier and part boxer, which means she’s a super fast runner, hyperactive and very sweet. I’m sure she looks very scary to others, and has a deep bark, but she just wants to love and be loved.
We have had a mole problem in our lawn for more than a year (and a squirrel problem and a chipmunk problem and a deer problem, but no more rabbit problem since Miss Fee joined our family). Yesterday, Miss Fee was barking at the front window for a long time so I let her out to run. Several minutes later, I followed her out and found her playing in the grass in a way that has become familiar to us. Her I-have-found-a-playmate-in-the-grass way.
It was a mole.
At first I thought she was trying to hurt the mole, but it soon became clear that she was just trying to play with it. Her tail wagged lazily and she sat and watched it until it tried to get away. Then she batted at it with a paw. She did not bite it or growl at it. She just wanted to play. The mole, of course, didn’t know this and managed to escape her.
Someday I’d like to write about my Fee.
So there you have it. Do you have pets that look different than their personalities? Have they inspired your stories?